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 networks are looking for ways to bring these live events to their audiences in a cost effective manner.
Every year the NFL Super Bowl creates a level of excitement uncommon for most sporting events and this year’s event was no exception. The broadcast provided viewers with a dazzling Lady Gaga half-time show and the stunning and record-breaking, come from behind 34 – 28 win by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
Madrid, Spain-based Broadcast audio equipment provider AEQ is betting heavily on the Dante audio networking standard, offering 15 different devices that are fully compliant with the expanding community of audio and video equipment manufacturers (now close to 500) supporting Audinate’s de facto standard.
Arizona’s Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) is using Clear-Com LQ Series interfaces to connect its production intercom systems from seven Phoenix campuses over a secure IP network. Each of the seven campuses has its own mix of Clear-Com intercom equipment; all of which are now interconnected and operating as one system to create a seamless communication experience among its multi-site production staff.
New IT-based technologies have been adopted more readily and sooner in some parts of the broadcast production chain than others. Super Bowl LI illustrated that with the intercom and general communications operation taking place almost completely in the IP domain, using a combination of Dante running over RTS’ OMNEO platform, while audio distribution and networking continued to rely on older formats such as MADI.
For those production professionals looking for an easy way to integrate intercom signals within a Dante-based AoIP infrastructure, Clear-Com has a new Dante interface card (called the E-Dante64-HX) for the Clear-Com Eclipse-HX matrix system.
Clear-Com Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems sin
Riedel Communications Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio,