Barco shines at the Country Music Awards

Moo TV joins forces with the Country Music Awards to create an all-Barco staging spectacular.

Sacramento, CA - November 19 ,2007 - Barco, a leading manufacturer in display technology, announces that Nashville-based Moo TV selected a full complement of Barco LED, projection and image processing gear for the 41st Annual Country Music Awards broadcast. The November 7th event, which aired nationwide on ABC, was held at the Sommet Center in downtown Nashville.

The CMA Awards' set was designed by Bruce Rodgers, president of Tribe Inc., and winner of the 2006 Parnelli "Set Designer of the Year" award. All equipment and staging expertise was provided by Moo TV. Rodgers' multi-layered set featured a center "hero" screen originating from multiple Barco FLM HD18 projectors, two vertically oriented bookend screens using Barco SLite 10xp LED tiles, plus numerous architectural elements comprised of Barco MiSPHERE and MiTRIX modules. Image processing and digitizing for each display was handled exclusively by multiple Barco DX-700 processors.

"With 287 SLite 10xp panels, 280 MiTRIX modules, eight HD18 projectors and two Barco R12+ projectors on the set, they never had to be touched for the entire week," noted Scott Scovill, President and owner of Moo TV. The new DX-700's performed remarkably well, and we had no trouble controlling them wirelessly throughout the arena. The image quality was exceptional, but more important, everyone was thrilled at how it looked on camera. That, to me, is very impressive."

"Once again, Moo TV has designed a superb technical solution to a remarkable set design," said Steve Scorse, Vice President of Sales for Barco's Media and Entertainment division. "We're very pleased that they continue to select Barco projection and LED products. Whether the event is local or national, their engineering expertise continues to generate excitement for every audience."

About Moo TV
Nashville-based MOO TV provides rental and staging expertise for the corporate, television, and touring marketplace, with a full complement of video, switching and image processing equipment on hand. Visit them on the web at

About CMA
In 1958, CMA was the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. Its membership includes nearly 6,000 companies and music industry professionals around the globe.

"The 41st Annual CMA Awards" is a production of the Country Music Association. Walter C. Miller is the executive producer and Robert Deaton is the producer. Paul Miller is the director. David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

Barco (Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3800 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of euro 751 million in 2006.

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