NEP UK scraps pen and paper lipsync calculations at Wimbledon 2021 with trial of Hitomi MatchBox Glass

NEP recently ran a trial using Hitomi’s MatchBox Glass lip sync app at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 to reduce the need for pen and paper calculations to synchronise audio and video. The issue at the Champs for NEP, which was providing technical facilities for host broadcaster, Wimbledon Broadcast Services (WBS), is the multiple and widely […]  More

Sound for the Tokyo Olympics both ‘a challenge and an opportunity’

Listen closely to the sound of the Summer Olympics, because there will be a lot of firsts. For instance, it will be the first Olympics broadcast in 5.4.1 immersive audio, with four overhead channels adding an upper dimension to the indoor events. And, due to last-minute COVID restrictions imposed by the Japanese government that bar […]  More

On demand: SVG Europe Audio Group tackles diversity in sports broadcast sound [VIDEO]

SVG Europe’s Audio Group recently held a meeting focusing on the issue of diversity and inclusion within sports broadcasting audio. Hosted in conjunction with SVG Europe Women, the panel and audience looked at how the industry could solve this problem as an industry, hearing the experiences of both people working in audio, those devising the […]  More

Olympics audio: A Herculean task for the classic games

On the podcast Transformed by Tech: How The Olympics Stay Cutting Edge, produced by The Podium for NBC Olympics, Karl Malone, director of sound design at NBC Universal, discussed how the Games’ sound is collected, produced and processed, transported and ultimately consumed by the broadcast audience for the XXXII Summer Olympics (23 July-8 August 2021 […]  More

Clear-Com Arcadia Central Station integrates entire range of digital partyline products

New from Clear-Com is the Arcadia Central Station, a scalable IP platform that integrates all wired and wireless partyline systems, including the FreeSpeak family of digital wireless solutions and HelixNet Digital Partyline. The system can licence up to 96 IP ports in a single RU device, with further licensing add-ons anticipated in the future, making […]  More

Telestream Vantage now supports Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision

Telestream’s Vantage media processing platform now supports Dolby Atmos immersive audio and Dolby Vision HDR. Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos content is available worldwide from streaming and broadcast service providers and can be experienced on hundreds of millions of devices. With Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos encoding, content owners, producers and distributors using Vantage will […]  More

PlazaMedia stages UEFA Euro 2020 for Deutsche Telekom’s MagentaTV using Riedel Media infrastructure

PlazaMedia has successfully staged all 51 UEFA Euro 2020 matches for live UHD broadcast on Telekom’s MagentaTV, leveraging an expansive Riedel media backbone. PlazaMedia used Riedel’s MediorNet real-time media network as a decentralised production video routing infrastructure to support management and processing of signals across their production facility. The production company also deployed Riedel’s Artist […]  More

Glensound Inferno Dante system used by NEP for socially distanced commentary at Wimbledon Championships

UK OB supplier NEP has utilised Glensound’s audio over IP (AoIP)-based technology to  allow commentators to describe the action while at the same time complying with social distancing regulations, with the technology featuring heavily at The Championships, Wimbledon, this year. The working relationship between NEP and Glensound is long-standing and has involved several of the […]  More

Trials and challenges: Unlocking the potential of 5G for sports broadcast production

By Ian Wagdin, BBC Research and Development senior technology transfer manager You cannot have failed to hear about the latest generation of mobile technologies labelled 5G. It has the potential to have a significant impact on all areas of our lives with promises of high speed, high quality, always-on connectivity. 5G also has the potential […]  More

Join SVG Europe Audio Group on Diversity and Inclusion with SVG Europe Women on 20 July

Join SVG Europe Audio Group for its next meet up on 20 July at 3pm (UK time) where we will focus on the issue of diversity and inclusion within sports broadcasting audio. Hosted in conjunction with SVG Europe Women, we will be looking at how we can solve this problem as an industry, hearing the […]  More