Qatar Television is a world-class TV production complex created to bring relevant content from Qatar to a global online and TV audience. Broadcast channels include: Tourism, Business, Technology, Lifestyle, and Education. The QTV complex is also designed to produce original content, press conferences, special events and a wide range of broadcast and online programming.
A QTV, Technical Executive attending the Broadcast & Film Africa 2012 Conference in Kenya last year, met with WSDG project engineer Marc Viadiu a fellow attendee. The executive described their need for precise acoustical measurements and recommendations for reducing reverberation time on their three primary studio sets. Viadiu provided the executive with examples of WSDG’s testing procedures and expertise in broadcast production facility design. Company Partner/Director of International Relations, Sergio Molho made an initial site visit in mid-October and returned with Viadiu in November to perform acoustic measurement and simulation tests.
QTV has three permanent program sets. The 14,788 sq. ft./39.4 ft. high News Show and 10,764 sq ft./39.4 ft. high Evening Show sets live within the TV Production Complex, The 3230 sq. ft./ 26.2 ft. high Morning Show set is situated within “The Pearl,” a large commercial mall. WSDG fine-tuned the interior room acoustics, and resolved disparate isolation issues for all three studios. The installation required: 1250 sqm of Melamine foam, (61 cubic meters) and 700 sqm of polyurethane foam (21 cubic meters), At the client’s request, it is completely undetectable to viewers. The highly effective custom acoustic absorption panels were fabricated to international broadcast industry standards and installed within a hard 60-day deadline to enable the station to begin scheduled broadcasting on December 16, 2012. WSDG also supervised the design, construction and certification of two 9’ high, 3.5’ wide custom acoustic doors for the Evening Show Studio. Those doors, each weighing a full ton, were installed during the second phase of the project in February 2013.