Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

ESPN’s The Last Dance sounds as good as it looks

ESPN’s 10-part documentary The Last Dance, which chronicles Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, has drawn raves that are only enhanced by the fact that it’s one of the only new sports-content shows on television during the pandemic. Using never-before-seen footage intercut with interviews with more than 100 people close to the team, the […]  More

Fox Sports Australia preps audio for live sports in empty venues

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global phenomenon that has shut down sports pretty much everywhere. And just as many civil and governmental responses have been mostly local — US efforts have been led largely by state governors, for instance — regional sports broadcasters are wrestling with how to help get sports back on television. Without […]  More

DTVAG webinar examines live sound in empty sports venues

Nearly 100 viewers gathered online 6 May for a GoToMeeting-powered webinar, sponsored by the DTV Audio Group and produced by SVG US, to explore how broadcast A1s will handle the sound for televised sports if and when games begin without fans in the stands. Co-moderated by operations consultant Tom Sahara and DTVAG Executive Director Roger […]  More

High profile DAZN boxing stream relies on broadcast audio basics

Live and on-demand sports streaming service DAZN is out to make boxing both deeply engaging and a high point for online distribution. In the effort, the service is fielding an array of high-tech tools, including deploying both a JitaCam 360-degree jib camera and a DynamiCam three-axis cable-cam system at the Canelo Alvarez–Daniel Jacobs bout at […]  More

NAB 2019: New, Updated Audio Products Are Heavy on Software, Networking

As always, each NAB Show is an opportunity for manufacturers to exhibit new products and platforms to the broadcast industry, and this year’s expo will continue that. However, as broadcast audio moves deeper into an IP/IT paradigm, those new releases increasingly take the form of software and are networked. Calrec Audio Calrec Audio (Booth C7408) […]  More

Fan engagement and deep connections to the NFL are key as Spurs opens new stadium

As sports venues evolve to counter the increasingly immersive broadcast experience that fans get at home, English football has fired its latest salvo in the battle: the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. ‘The Tottenham Experience’ (the venue has not yet been officially named) begins well before football fans reach the gate. The exterior of the facility boasts […]  More