Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

Live sport behind closed doors: Salsa Sound sees virtual crowds as the right sounds at the right time

Despite some initial concerns, the “faux” crowd sound is becoming part of the sports broadcasting experience as various leagues and teams come out of pandemic-induced hibernation. European football leagues, including the Bundesliga and the Premier League, have benefitted from manually triggered and pre-programmed crowd sounds for televised games, as has CBS Sports in the US for […]  More

Fox Sports’ NASCAR coverage has that familiar roar

NASCAR is one of the first major sports to resurface after the COVID-19 pandemic locked down virtually all sports events globally in March. The races are on again, often with as many as three races in a week to make up for lost time. Although the world has changed, much about the races’ sound remains […]  More

Networked Audio, Part 1: Standards help the technology grow up

Networked audio has left the novelty stage behind and is moving into its own maturity even as its evolution continues, hastened by the rapid rate of development around standards. “There have been some additional considerations with regard to interoperating in a SMPTE 2110 context, and we’re happy to say we fully support these,” says Kieran […]  More

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