Live OB TV: It’s A Magic Show - Part 2 December 13th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Planning for any kind of live TV broadcasting starts with a ‘what-if?’ list. What if the power source fails? What if a key production person gets sick or hurt? What if broadband internet access becomes unstable? What are the chances for each ‘what-if?’ and what back-up alternatives fit the budget? The…

Live OB TV: It’s A Magic Show - Part 1 December 6th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Most live remote outside broadcasts are thoroughly planned by producers and directors who are often too busy to consider potential equipment problems. Technology is an engineering responsibility. Engineers must be ready for any circumstances that threaten to take the show off-script or off-air, from dead wireless mic batteries to unexpected…

Creative Audio - Broadcast Crowd Sound September 3rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

When televised sports events began to return after the initial coronavirus lockdown in 2020, U.S. broadcasters faced a dilemma. With no spectators in attendance, what do you do about the lack of crowd noise? This is the fascinating story of how a team of award-winning creative audio engineers set about…

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Preparing To Broadcast ​Commonwealth Games Birmingham June 27th 2022 - 09:00 AM

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