Univision is the largest Spanish-speaking network in the United States.
Radu and FlyingMonk Consulting was awarded the entire technical part of the project of building the first television studios of the network in New York City.
In its entirety the project was extremely complex having to develop an entire floor in a one block wide building in midtown Manhattan. It employed 15 trades managed in weekly meetings by a large New York construction company.
Radu began by putting together the budget for all the production and postproduction needs of the studios. While the budget was getting approved we started to put together solutions for the acoustical treatment of the two studios and the editorial bays that we implemented collaborating with the builder.
We built two interconnected studios, one for switched production whose windows were overlooking Manhattan and an insert studio. Each studio had its own control room. The insert studio had a cyclorama and a white background lit in various colors for Chroma key purposes. Both studios had an iPad controlled lighting systems.
6 edit rooms were built as well as an editing bay extension. All of these rooms were connected to a central machine room where we installed a video router and a central storage. The central storage was backed up daily on near line storage and LTOs. Finally, the production copper network was integrated with the rest of the floor network.