18 March 2003

Temporary installation of off-air recording system

An off-air recording system capable of taping programs simultaneously from all the local free-to-air television services has been commissioned.

In order to provide a facility for the off-air recording simultaneously of material from all five local terrestrial free-to-air analogue television services, the TSU installed some new video recording equipment provided from a Divisional Research account temporarily in the video post production area. This facility will be used initially to record television coverage of the Iraqi war, and then will be moved, probably to the storage room behind the Journalism Lab, to provide Professional Communication with a dedicated off-air recording system.