Al Dawri & Al Kass – Sports Channel

New HD TV Studio for Qatar

  • Al Kass
  • TV
    Markets & Industries
  • Doha, قطر

The Al Dawri & Al Kass sports channel, located in Doha (Qatar), reports mainly on national sporting events such as football along with the Asian Games, AFC Asian Cup, the Gulf Cup of Nations and more. New HD-based TV studios and production control rooms had to be planned and implemented to accompany the transfer of the broadcast production environment into new buildings.


BFE was tasked with the complete system integration as a general contractor. The project included planning and implementing three HD-based TV studios, each measuring 600 m2, plus control rooms. In addition to the technical equipment, the project also involved planning and installing all of the customer-specific consoles, technical furniture, equipment stands and other required materials.


A central Miranda NVision router and a central Lawo audio router were installed as solutions for all three studios. The A/V signals are controlled using BFE's KSC Commander systems. Miranda Kaleido X Multiviewer is used to monitor the studios. All incorporated consoles, monitor stacks, equipment stands and technical furniture were specially designed for these studios by BFE. The scope of services also included comprehensive on-site consultation throughout the entire project. An in-depth six-week training course took place following the successful completion of the project.


  • All three studios can be controlled using one central router

  • All customer-specific consoles, monitor stacks, equipment stands and technical furniture in the studio control rooms were individually fitted by BFE in Mainz

  • Pre-assembly was also carried out at BFE's head office in Mainz in order to guarantee the high German standards of engineering

  • Ten BFE engineers monitored the professional delivery and installation on location in Qatar

  • Throughout the entire duration of the project, BFE supplied comprehensive consultation along with a 6-week in-depth training course following project completion


  • Miranda NVision router with 576x576 potential inputs and outputs

  • Miranda Kaleido X Multiviewer

  • Grass Valley Kayenne mixer

  • Lawo audio console

  • Studio playout and ingest: EVS VideoServer system

  • Playout server system from EVS

  • Riedel Artist system

  • Riedel Mainframe

  • 22 HD cameras and video mixer

  • A/V control using KSC Commander System