On Saturday at 3:22 p.m. EDT SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board successfully launched into orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
In mid-May of this year, as countries such as Germany, England, and Spain considered easing COVID-19 restrictions to allow professional sports to resume, various professional sports leagues began discussions with broadcasters and production companies on the best way to televise games without fans in the seats. They’re called “ghost games” and finding the right recipe for presenting an engaging viewer experience was paramount.
The advantages of IP are most beneficial in OB production.
Ethiopia’s public broadcaster Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) has chosen Lawo mixing consoles and I/O devices as the basis for new DSNG units with 4K workflow. Based in Adama, Ethiopia, OBN is Oromia State’s leading media organization, serving a regional audience of 35 million people, and viewers nationwide, via satellite. For the technical basis of their OB units, both set to 4K standard, OBN chose self-contained Lawo mc²36 mixing consoles, complemented with Compact I/O units for expanded connectivity and use as remote stagebox solutions.
Video Progetti, a veteran broadcast systems distributor and integrator based in Italy, has completed a UHD/HDR mobile production system for Italian Broadcaster RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana).
Germany-based Systems integrator Broadcast Solutions GmbH has delivered a new OB truck to public broadcaster ONT in Belarus. The broadcaster plans to use the new production vehicle to improve its coverage of live events in Belarus and abroad.