Riedel Wins IPL Contract

ZOOM Communications, a provider of outside broadcasting services, has chosen Riedel Communications’ Artist digital matrix intercom system as its comms solution for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 cricket season.

ZOOM Communications is offering Artist intercom frames as part of a full complement of OB production equipment for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that generates the world feed for rights holders all over the world.

Also known as IPL 10 in recognition of the league's 10th anniversary, the IPL 2017 season will include cricket matches in eight Indian cities throughout April and May. Consisting of eight teams, the IPL is the world's most popular cricket league and the sixth highest sports league in brand value.

ZOOM Communications is the IPL's OB provider.

ZOOM Communications is the IPL's OB provider.

"With millions of cricket fans around the world tuned into IPL 10 matches, there's no room for failure in any of our broadcast technology solutions," said Karamjeet Singh, SVP at ZOOM. "Riedel brings proven expertise in the support of high-visibility sports events to the table, and the Artist intercom systems have served us well for several past years of IPL coverage. That's why we can offer Artist with the full confidence that it will provide the secure, user-friendly, and reliable communications our clients need. For this season, we have brought in two additional systems in order to ensure uniformity and seamless operation between the different crews."

"The IPL 10 promises to have the highest viewership of any cricket event ever, and the season will showcase the sport's best talents from around the world," said Cameron O'Neill, Riedel's Director for the Asia-Pacific region. "As Riedel sharpens its focus on India, we couldn't ask for a better endorsement than ZOOM Communications' choice of Artist for IPL 10.”

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Super Bowl to Use IP and Network-Based Audio

Every Super Bowl is a showcase of the latest broadcast technology, whether video or audio. For the 53rd Super Bowl broadcast, CBS Sports will use almost exclusively IP and network-based audio.

The Far-Reaching Benefits of IP-based Audio Stageboxes

Networked modular audio stageboxes have been around for a while and were hailed as a convenient alternative to clunky snakes and the huge patch bays that came with them. Unlike analog stage- and wallboxes, which usually only transmit signals to…

Audio Over IP - Making It Work - Part 3

Multicasting is an incredibly powerful tool used in broadcast infrastructures to efficiently distribute streams of audio, video, and metadata. In this article, we look at the advantages of multicasting, how it works, and the alternatives that overcome some of its…

Thomas Riedel On IP Networking and Intercom Developments

Riedel is best known for its expertise in intercoms, but in the last decade the company has diversified into media networks with the MediorNet products. The company’s products are found at prestigious events from Formula One motor racing to t…

The Benefits of Remote Production for Live Events

The live events industry has grown dramatically. Driven by audiences for smaller sports, new viewing behavior and the opportunity for new revenue. As broadcasters face increasing competition from new media players such as OTT distribution and streaming, both stations and…