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Television studios

Three fully functioning high definition multi-camera studios, complete with broadcast standard equipment.

About the television studios

Studio A

With 11m x 7m of studio space including a four-camera set-up, full lighting rig and cyclorama rails with white, black and green curtains, Studio A is a great space to create unique productions. The gallery is equipped with a 2 M/E vision mixer, Allen & Heath sound desk, Panasonic camera control units, Apple Mac computers complete with Adobe Creative suite and Blackmagic Media Express, talkback communication systems and prompting software, to meet all of your programmes needs. 

Studio C

At 16m x 14m and with seating for an audience of up to 100, Studio Solent is one of the largest HD facilities in the south of England. It is capable of running 10 cameras on pedestals, jibs, or as wireless handhelds within the studio, with additional links to other spaces and rooms. The studio also houses our virtual production stage.

The studio floor has plenty of space to add staging, lighting, truss, and a PA system to create the best productions possible. The gallery is fully stocked with top quality broadcast equipment, including extras such as Skype and web streaming functionalities.

Additional facilities include green rooms, smoke and haze machines, full PA system, multi-track audio recording, an assortment of microphones, and an advanced lighting rig allowing for endless capabilities to facilitate a range of ideas.

Studio D

Studio D is an 11m x 8m space fitted with a state-of-the-art gallery and an immersive green screen area, allowing you to digitally transform your surroundings and place your characters into new environments. Additionally there are two Mo-Sys StarTracker systems that enable the cameras to move within the virtual Unreal environments. The 4K capable studio itself houses four cameras including a jib, all of which are supported by camera control units. The dedicated control room is equipped with a multitude of high spec equipment including a Blackmagic Atem vision mixer, large format display multiviewers, mac playout and recording, an Allen & Heath sound desk, talkback communication system and prompting software. The studio has video, audio and comms links to the newsroom and the studio C and A.

Take a virtual tour of the television studios

Virtual tour

Studio Solent is one of the largest HD facilities in the south of England.


  • Studio A is equipped with:
  • Blackmagic 2 M/E vision production switcher.
  • Allen & Heath GLD audio mixing console.
  • Apple Mac Video playout and recording.
  • Riedel Artist multichannel communications system.
  • Dante digital audio system.
  • Flip-Q prompting software.
  • Panasonic HPX studio cameras with full CCU control.
  • Vinten teal and Pro-Ped pedestals
  • Dynaudio audio monitors.
  • Fully configurable video routing system.
  • Clearcom Tempest 2-channel wireless beltpack communications.
  • Blackmagic Waveform monitoring.
  • Riedel Mediornet inter-studio video, audio and comms links.
  • 4-channel Sennheiser radio mic systems.
  • Lightfactory software.
  • An array of LED lighting.
  • Trigger! multi-channel audio playout.
  • Studio C is equipped with the same as studio A, as well as:
  • Blackmagic Constellation 8k 4 M/E production switcher.
  • Allen and Heath D-live and GLD audio mixing consoles.
  • Skype play-in and web streaming capability.
  • Panasonic HPX studio cameras with full CCU control.
  • Two remote controlled PTZ cameras
  • 5 metre Polecam.
  • Vinten Osprey, Pro-Ped and Teal pedestals with Vision 250/100 heads.
  • Joe-co and Dante Multitrack audio recording capability.
  • Full Dynacord PA system and floor wedges.
  • Clearcom Tempest 4-channel wireless beltpack communications.
  • 8-channel Sennheiser radio mic systems.
  • Cuescript Production prompting system with large hoods.
  • Leapfrog 96 lighting desk and Lightfactory software.
  • An array LED lighting, tungsten lights, 2 followspots and moving heads.
  • 12,000 lumen HD projector.
  • Studio D is equipped with the same as Studio A, as well as:
  • Blackmagic Atem 4 M/E Vision Mixer.
  • Three Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast cameras.
  • Jib with Blackmagic Micro Studio camera.
  • Mo-Sys StarTracker system with two camera units and a locked off third camera.
  • Three high spec computers running Unreal and Ultimattes for compositing.
  • Cuescript Cueit iNews prompting software and hardware.
  • LiveU roaming Field Unit and Skype play-in and web streaming capability.
  • Dynaudio audio monitors.

Courses that use the studios

  • BA (Hons) Film and Television
  • BA (Hons) Television Production
  • BA (Hons) Post Production for Film and Television
  • BSc (Hons) Live Event Technology
  • BA (Hons) Media Production
  • BA (Hons) Sports Journalism
  • MA Sports Broadcast Journalism

Hire the television studios

All three television studios, including equipment, are available for external hire.

Hire is subject to availability around teaching schedules. Please contact specialist facilities for more information.

Enquire about hiring the studios

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