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Global broadcaster IBC Tamil, which started out as a radio station 18 years ago before expanding into TV last year, has just opened a new London HQ, complete with two HD TV studios and galleries, and two radio stations.

The building, in Ruislip, Greater London, has been kitted out by reseller and systems integrator Altered Images, which won the £1m+ contract to design, install and provide support for the facility last year.

“We were looking for a long-term partner for our project and Altered Images guided us from scratch and provided the solution as per our requirements and budget. They have done an amazing job in a short time frame.” Gajan Somasunderam, IBC Tamil

Technology reseller Altered Images has secured a contract win from London Tamil Media, worth over £1 million. The company has been selected to deliver an international television station with TV studios and a radio studio complex at the broadcaster’s new site in Ruislip, providing a solution from consultation and design through to system integration and support.

A UK-based community channel with a focus on social integration with the Tamil community worldwide, London Tamil Media will go live in April 2015 and broadcast via the Eutelsat 9A satellite. Installation of the new facility is now underway and will comprise a TV studio, galleries, and two radio stations, including the first Ross Video three-camera virtual studio in the UK.

Altered Images will supply and install Ross Robotics, Ross Inception for social media integration, Ross XPression graphics, Broadstream Oasys for integrated playout, WideOrbit Automation for Radio, a Phonebox comms system, Object Matrix and EditShare storage solutions, Geevs ingest servers, XenData archiving, five Sony HD camera chains, Adobe Creative Cloud editing licenses and Custom Consoles desks.

“This project is very exciting for us as it gives us exposure and builds our reputation outside our traditional post production base and we’re delighted that London Tamil Media has chosen to work with us,” said David Johnson (pictured right, with Gajan Somasunderam, London Tamil Media), Altered Images managing director. “For a fast turnaround project like this – just two months from signing the contract to on air – our expertise and in-depth understanding of the products being installed is a unique advantage.”