Live from Galle (via Colombo, Isleworth and Manchester) – Sky Sports goes remote for England cricket commentary

Faced with the threat of COVID-19, and the subsequent travel restrictions for talent and production crew, Sky Sports has adopted a remote commentary workflow for its live coverage of England’s two-match Test cricket series in Sri Lanka: a set-up that links Galle to Isleworth via Colombo and Manchester. Between the first and second tests, SVG […]  More

“It’s like fielding at short leg. You don’t want to do it too well because you’ll be in there for the rest of your career!”

Ahead of England’s second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, Sky Sports commentator and former England captain Nasser Hussain talks to SVG Europe about the ups and downs of doing remote commentary. None of the Sky Sports commentary team are at the ground for this series because of COVID. How have you found the experience? […]  More

Sound pioneers: Trialling Serial ADM alongside Dolby AC-4 at the French Open

France TV’s live broadcast of the French Open tennis tournament from Roland Garros is seen as a showcase of excellence in sports broadcasting; an event that pushes engineers and manufacturers to innovate in infrastructure and supporting technologies, as well as trialling options for standardisation and pathways to the future. In 2020 the tournament was postponed […]  More

Audio insider: A simple guide to producing the best audio mixes 

By Howard Jones, communications director, Genelec Any broadcast audio engineer will be accustomed to working quickly in pressurised studio environments that may not always have the finest acoustic properties. From a cramped OB truck to the ad-hoc remote working spaces that COVID-19 has made commonplace, audio engineers in broadcast have to deliver consistent, reliable mixes […]  More

Lama joins SVG Europe as Bronze Sponsor as it looks to change the way sound is formed and delivered

Lean And Mean Audio, or Lama for short, has joined SVG Europe as a Bronze Sponsor. The audio specialist is a Dutch start up based in Hilversum, the Netherlands. It is made up of a diverse team of engineers, scientists and audio junkies, focused on challenging the status quo of technology and workflows. Founded in 2020, […]  More

Denmark’s European Tour Production goes for Riedel’s Bolero

Danish production rental company European Tour Production (ETP) has chosen Riedel Communications’ Bolero as its wireless intercom solution. ETP is able to offer its clients a native IP wireless comms solution that delivers good coverage and reliability, voice quality and the flexibility to handle any size and type of production, using Bolero. Founded in 1994, […]  More

Dolby Atmos added to Tag Video Systems monitoring and multiviewer solution

Streaming broadcasters are now able to monitor live immersive audio, including Dolby Atmos encoded audio, as Tag Video Systems has announced that its MCM-9000 monitoring and multiviewer platform now supports Dolby Atmos. The enhancement allows broadcasters to verify, validate and ensure error-free video and audio content delivery for MPEG-TS and OTT sources. Tag’s MCM-9000 is […]  More

Sports broadcasters have no option but to offer choice using virtualisation

By John Schur, president, solutions group, Telos Alliance Demand for live sporting events is accelerating globally and sports broadcasters are poised to deliver unprecedented experiential choice to consumers in 2021. Choice of audio, choice of streaming quality, choice to consume on whatever device they want, wherever and whenever they want. With the onset of the […]  More

Can artificial intelligence do the job of an audio engineer?

By Michel Bais, managing director, Mobile Viewpoint Artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to be adopted across the broadcast arena as a new initiative to enable productions and operational processes that were previously cost prohibitive or expensive. It is not positioned to replace jobs, but to enable productions that were previously just not possible. But can […]  More

New audio engine and production console added to Lawo’s mixing portfolio

Lawo has launched two new mixing products: Phase II of its A _UHD Core audio engine and the next generation of the all-in-one mixer, the mc²36 audio production console. Both products are designed to deliver maximum output using minimal space, weight and power requirements, the company said. The native-IP A_UHD Core is Lawo’s new console […]  More