Electronic Arts chooses Grass Valley for futureproofed distributed remote production of FIFA 21 and Apex Legends

EA Sports’ FIFA 21 and Apex Legends will now be delivered using a cloud-based, distributed remote production workflow from Grass Valley. Electronic Arts Competitive Gaming Entertainment (CGE), EA’s esports division, selected the GV Agile Media Processing Platform (AMPP) to enable fully distributed, remote productions for its two major competitive gaming events. Previously, EA Sports had […]  More

Looking back: Tall Audio thriving on the challenge of producing sports broadcast audio during lockdown

Tall Audio, which was founded by sound supervisors Paul Stadden and Alex Wrigglesworth, terms itself a ‘bespoke audio company’, providing crew, equipment and consultancy to the broadcast industry. One of the pair’s core mantras that they, “thrive on a challenge” was possibly never tested so thoroughly as during the COVID-19 crisis. Although having said that, […]  More

Inaugural SVG Europe Sound Talks – Mixing Broadcast Sound spectacular success

The inaugural SVG Europe Sound Talks event of 2021, Mixing Broadcast Sound, was a spectacular success, with nearly 100 participants present for the panels and Q&A sessions. In all respects, the calibre and number of participants, and the range of topics and debate, surpassed SVG Europe expectations. In the first session, Thought Leaders Perspectives, Roger […]  More

Genelec focuses on customer experience with appointment of Marcel Schechter

Genelec has appointed Marcel Schechter as senior customer experience specialist, with a focus on the domestic German market. Based near Stuttgart, Schechter forms part of Genelec’s international marketing and sales team and will be working in close collaboration with business development manager Eric Horstmann and local German distributor Audio Pro. He will be concentrating on […]  More

NEP Germany moves into air freight pods for Servus TV’s Formula 1 season production

NEP Germany is using a new air freight-friendly container solution to enable its production of the current Formula 1 season for Austrian broadcaster Servus TV. To have an optimal and quickly operational production solution at the track, NEP Germany has created a new pod that will enable it to transmit signals from trackside to Servus […]  More

​Polsat chooses Sony Professional Solutions to deliver new 4K HDR IP OB van in 2021

Poland-based Polsat, one of the largest media companies in Central Europe, has selected Sony Professional Solutions as the prime contractor for a 4K IP outside broadcast truck that will be delivered to the broadcaster later in the year. Building on its long-term relationship with Sony, Polsat has consulted with the company as a business and […]  More

Riedel kit forms intercom core of Cinevideo’s new Waves 12G OB van

Italian OB provider, Cinevideo, has stated that Riedel’s kit has formed the intercom core of its new Waves 12G truck, which launched in February. Initially scheduled for launch last June, the truck project suffered delays in construction due to the pandemic. A first test was carried out on 7 November 2020 for the Parma versus […]  More

NEP’s Brian Clark discusses how Gray’s Inn Road production centre offers flexibility and innovation

When NEP Group opened a new production centre at London’s famed Gray’s Inn Road (a 15-minute walk south from St. Pancras Station) it was the culmination of a planning effort that began more than two years ago, was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and ultimately gives NEP Group another value proposition in its line of […]  More

Tech focus: Augmented crowd sound, Part 2 — A look at two specialised PA systems

The PA systems used for augmented crowd sound are becoming their own subcategory within the venue-sound sector. They have their own particular acoustical exigencies — aiming a speaker capable of outputting 102 dB directly at a highly reflective surface like a basketball court flies in the face of everything taught in Acoustics 101 — and […]  More

Tech focus: Augmented crowd sound, Part 1 — A category of dedicated sound systems is born

Created last year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the new category of augmented crowd sound has spawned new ways of putting that sound into sports arenas and stadiums that require virtual crowd noise. New sound systems have to be able to propagate specific sounds — which can cover particular areas of the frequency spectrum […]  More