communications technology consultants
Experience - Broadcast
Arizona State University - Cronkite School of Journalism and KAET-TV Channel 8, Phoenix
As part of the renovation of downtown Phoenix, a new building was constructed to house the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications (CSJ), PBS Station KAET-TV, radio station KBAQ, and internet-hosted educational outreach services.

BFA was responsible for all television systems design, contractor supervision and commissioning with ASU/CSJ and KAET personnel. The project included the TV broadcast and production areas, studios, edit suites, news rooms and support areas.

BFA had the additional responsibilities of designing, implementing and licensing the Satellite transmission and reception system, rooftop antennae, and studio to transmitter microwave link.

Steven Ehrlich Associates, Building Architect
HDR, Project Architect and Management
BFA, Broadcast Consultants
McKay, Conant, Hoover, Audio-Visual and Acoustics
ASU Cronkite Staff, Systems Commissioning
Sundt Construction, General Contractor
Vincor, Satellite Antennae Installer
AVR, Cabling Contractor
Phoenix Satellite Television Network
Phoenix Satellite TV, is China’s second largest television network, serving a worldwide audience of over 300 million. PSTV operates six separate program channels,  including Phoenix Chinese, InfoNews, Movies, Hong Kong, North America Chinese and Chinese News and Entertainment Channel.  In 2012, PSTV decided to expand its Los Angeles headquarters operations to include U.S. based programming and distribution tailored to the North and South American markets. The new facility includes a large two story audience stage, insert and news studios, news room, two production control rooms, five edit suites, master control room, central equipment room, dressing, makeup and green rooms.
 
BFA worked with the design team on the selection and renovation of the site, and, with the PSTV staff, designed the production, editing, and support areas, technical systems, oversaw systems construction, and commissioned the final systems.
E! Entertainment Networks, Los Angeles, California
As part of the expansion of its production and transmission facilities, E! Entertainment moved to a new site, and upgraded to digital technology.

BFA was responsible for the design, systems specification, technical negotiation, architectural coordination, construction supervision and on-site project management of the construction of a the new HD plant. The new facility consists of two production studios, twenty-five edit suites, four channel automated master control, satellite transmission center and equipment rooms. BFA also managed the transition from the existing analog  plant to the new digital facility, including the “hot” cutover of the transmitted signal.

HOK Architects
BFA, Broadcast and AV Consultants
Veneklasen Associates, Acoustics
Syska and Hennesey, M/E Consultants
Pinnacle Construction, General Contractors
Azcar, Systems Integrators
Univision Television Group, Los Angeles, California and Nationwide
As part of a nationwide expansion and acquisition program, a new headquarters and technical facility was constructed for the largest Hispanic broadcast station group in the United States and the launch of a second national network.

BFA provided design, specification, construction supervision and project management for the new Univision Television Group headquarters in Los Angeles, encompassing the KMEX-TV and KFTR-TV operations at the Howard Hughes Center. The facility consists of a complete, HD compatible, serial digital plant with duopoly Master Control for simultaneous operation of independent Univision and Telefutura Network streams. The facility included;

- Three live studios
- Live News and Sports studios
- On and off-line edit bays
- Fully automated server-based commercial systems
- 9.3 meter satellite uplink
- Twelve satellite downlinks.

Gensler Architects, Core and Shell Design
Area Architects, Interior Design
BFA, Broadcast, AV and Surveillance Systems Design
Veneklasen Associates, Acoustics
Taslimi Construction, General Contractors
Azcar and CheSystems, Systems Integrators



Other Broadcast and Production Projects

Telefutura Network, Nationwide

Paramount Pictures Interformat Transfer System, Los Angeles, California

MCA/MEI High Definition Research Center, Universal City, California

KSCI-TV Channel 18, Los Angeles, California

World Poker Tour Post Production facilities, Los Angeles, California

The Game Show Network, Santa Monica, California

ABC Television and Radio Network News Modernization Project, Hollywood

Dong Ah Television and Radio Broadcast Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

KNBC-TV Channel 4 Master Control Center, Burbank, California

Warner Bros. Television Network Broadcast Operations Center, Los Angeles, CA

Toyota Motor Sales Video Production Center, Torrance, California

NBC TV and Radio Burbank Modernization Project, Burbank, California

KTLA-TV Channel 5, Hollywood, California

International TV and Radio Broadcast Center, 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

Orange County Cable News Operations Facility, Santa Ana, California

Kuwait Television and Radio Systems Control Center, Sabat, Kuwait

CBS Television Network Delay System, Los Angeles, California

Radio-Television Maroc, Rabat and Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco