[Tig] OT-NBC Burbank Tape turns 50 on Saturday

Ted Langdell ted at tedlangdell.com
Tue Apr 22 15:26:57 BST 2008


This Saturday, April 28, 2008 is the 50th anniversary of the  
dedication of Videotape Central at NBC Burbank. The tape facility  
inside 3000 West Alameda (at Olive Ave.) cost $1.5 million.

The facility included one RCA Color Video Tape Recorder and eight  
Ampex black-and-white machines that could record color using with RCA  
Labs hetrodyne electronics.

NBC began time-zone delay from the Burbank tape facility when  
Daylight Savings Time kicked in.
Soon, three more RCA Broadcast Color Recorders were at work.

Pre-recording programs in Burbank happened later.

http://www.novia.net/~ereitan/rca-nbc_firsts.html

Happy Birthday, NBC Burbank Tape! (If there's anything left...)   
Anyone have pix from 1958?

Ted

Ted Langdell
Ted Langdell Creative Broadcast Services
Marysville, CA
Main:   (530) 741-1212

tedlangdell.com. Storytelling through Broadcast Coverage and Creative  
Services since 1974

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Ted Langdell
Ted Langdell Creative Broadcast Services
Marysville, CA
Main:   (530) 741-1212

tedlangdell.com. Storytelling through Broadcast Coverage and Creative  
Services since 1974

With 3GHz 4-processor MacPro powering Final Cut Studio






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