Al-Watan invests in audio control system

Kuwaiti television broadcaster Al-Watan TV has invested in a Junger Audio LEVEL MAGIC automated audio loudness control system.


Kuwait’s private entertainment channel, Al-Watan TV,  has invested in a Jünger Audio LEVEL MAGIC automated audio loudness control system to maintain the audio consistency of its incoming programme material.

“There were a number of features in the LEVEL MAGIC system that appealed to us – not least its ability to automatically control audio levels,” commented Issam Abaza, Al-Watan’s audio and studio supervisor.
“With this, we were able to smoothly maintain the audio level during play out of various programmes from different sources and feeds. We were also impressed by the system’s HD/SDI compatibility, its power fail bypass and its Surround Sound and Dolby E reliability and support.”
Al-Watan TV has installed a C8932 double-sided system with a dual power supply. This is fitted with a variety of cards including 3 x C8086 8 channel LEVEL MAGIC cards, 3 x C8403 HD/SD SDI dual mode cards, a C8702 frame controller card and a C8830 Sync Card.
“We have been fortunate in acquiring a wealth of black and white video archives. With the help of LEVEL MAGIC, we have been able to capture these into our servers and eliminate severe fluctuations in their audio levels so that they maintain consistency with our newer, high quality programme material. The LEVEL MAGIC system provided the perfect solution because I didn't want to distort the historical warmth and nostalgic feeling of this old material by applying severe dynamic processing to the sound,” added Abaza.

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