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S+H Supplies LED Screens to TV Choice Awards

S+H Supplies LED Screens to TV Choice Awards

UK – S+H Technical working for Stoneapple Productions enjoyed the red carpet, glamour and glitz of the 2017 TV Choice Awards, supplying its 12mm LED surface for the event which was staged in The Ballroom at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane in central London. Over 400 TV and entertainment celebrities gathered to enjoy a gala dinner evening with the presentation of TV-related 18 Awards categories, from Best New Drama to Best Soap Actor and Actress, as voted by readers of TV Choice Magazine.

S+H is Stoneapple’s go-to company for starcloth and soft goods, LED screen and special effects. The working relationship between the two enterprises stretches back around 25 years, an achievement of which both are proud. Stoneapple has designed and produced the TV Choice Awards for many years and S+H has been supplying screen for the last three, and before that starcloth and other specials.

This year, four columns – two per side – of S+H’s 12mm LED product flanked a main projection screen positioned upstage centre. The LED columns each measured seven metres high by one metre wide, and in between each of these was a vertical row of blinder lights. The LED columns were used to display a variety of video content produced by Stoneapple for the event, including Awards graphics and animations, for which they were highly effective.

The 12mm is an ideal product for events like this. It was chosen for its brightness and good resolution, light weight and modular construction, and the panels were supplied in touring frames for speedy installation, for which S+H sent a crew to site to co-ordinate and tech the kit for the get-in and get-out and the show.

Pavani Watt and her team at Stoneapple are constantly in touch with S+H to supply a variety of products including LED starcloths and LED floors which are utilised on a variety of projects. “Terry and all at S+H are great people to work and do business with. They have an excellent range of products which are different, interesting and often featuring new technologies. The service is fast and efficient, and always with a smile." After 25 years, this consistency of service brings peace of mind and “knowing that whatever we need for the project will be taken care of quickly and reliably".

S+H’s Terry Murtha comments: “It’s a pleasure working with Stoneapple on their various projects which are all dynamic and slickly produced whatever the environment and context. We have been working together since the very start of S+H and that customer loyalty speaks for itself and means a huge amount to us.”

The 2017 TV Choice Awards were dominated by ITV’s Emmerdale which won all four soap awards while crime drama Broadchurch collected three trophies in that category. The popular Ant and Dec collected two prizes and domestic goddess Mary Berry received an Outstanding Contribution to Television Award.

photo: Steve Horne, Stoneapple Productions

30th October 2017

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