The contract, part of Siemens' initial £52.7m deal with BBC Scotland to provide its infrastructure, will make the facility the biggest of its kind in Europe, allowing the 250 editing and production staff to view, log and edit the same material concurrently.
Avid will supply the complete news, interactive and production system for the Glasgow site, and a further seven BBC centres across Scotland including Edinburgh , Aberdeen and Inverness .
The kit list includes six Symphony Nitris and 17 Media Composer Adrenalines, a central Avid Unity Isis shared storage system and widespread installation of the Avid Interplay non-linear workflow engine. Over 250 editing hardware and software systems are being installed across the region. They feature Avid AirSpeed for ingest and playout and Interplay Access, designed to allow production staff from all of BBC Scotland's eight centres to simultaneously search and revise content from their desktops.
BBC Scotland news programmes such as Frontline Scotlandand continuing drama series like River Cityare being lined up to use the technology, which is expected to start rolling out in Pacific Quay in early 2007.
BBC Scotland's operational technology manager, Brendan Mallon, said: 'It will transform the capabilities of BBC Scotland [by giving it] much more flexibility and creativity to try things.'