STAGETEC gear supports European Athletics Championships in Zurich
Technology and Production Center Switzerland (tpc) was in charge of the technical implementation of the clean feeds for all 47 finals of the European Athletics Champtionships in Zurich last week, on behalf of host broadcaster Swiss radio and TV corporation SRG SSR. All audio feeds for the event, followed by an estimated 370 million TV viewers, were provided using STAGETEC gear.
For the distribution of the host signal, the International Broadcast Centre was based on a NEXUS network consisting of a NEXUS STAR and five NEXUS base devices. Seven OB trucks — five AURUS- and two CRESCENDO-based control rooms — were used to capture the action inside the Lizigrund Stadium. To this end, the OB trucks were connected to a NEXUS network consisting of 16 base stations.
tpc’s HD1, a large OB truck fitted with an AURUS console, served as the main control room. HD1 is tpc’s first choice when it comes to covering major sporting events and was also used for the big Sochi productions earlier this year.
A second AURUS control room and an additional OB truck with a CANTUS system was stationed in downtown Zurich where the walkers and marathon runners competed for gold. In addition to the STAGETEC technology, almost all the control rooms commissioned for this event used four DELEC COM3 Commentator Terminals each for multilingual live commentary within Switzerland.