Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
15/05/2012

Glensound Talk SPORT

Last month, the UK’s only dedicated sports radio station, talkSPORT, announced that they have agreed a deal with the Premier League for an exclusive package of international audio broadcasting rights for the next four football seasons.
talkSPORT will broadcast commentary on all 380 Premiership games each year to football fans across the world in multiple languages including English, Spanish and Mandarin. This extensive commentary required investment in a completely new commentary system setup.
Senior Station Engineer at talkSPORT, Peter Ockelford, approached Glensound in early March 2012 with a brief for the development of the new commentary infrastructure. Three products were developed to meet the commitments of covering the Premiership commentary – the Fader 3, the Fader 6 and the GS-FW029.
The talkSPORT commentary required 32 commentary mixers – 25 x 3 channel versions (Fader 3) and 6 x 6 channel versions (Fader 6). The Fader units are unusual in commentary in that they use Penny and Giles 60mm faders, giving level control to the operators. Each commentator also has independent monitoring of 2 external sources, plus sidetone. Most games will use the Fader 3 units, with the Fader 6 units adding the flexibility for up to 6 contributors on a single programme.
The Glensound Fader Commentary mixers all link back to 4 custom designed production talkback and monitoring units, the GS-FW029. This allows talkback to 10 separate Fader commentary locations, with selectable input monitoring from 12 sources.
Peter Ockelford was asked about his selection of Glensound for the talkSPORT commentary systems: "Who else? I have a long and fruitful relationship with Glensound, who were able to design the units to my exact requirements and deliver in time."
Glensound’s Sales & Marketing Manager Marc Wilson said: "The brief for this project was for commentary units with individual channel faders. This is something we have not developed before on a commentary unit and it was great to have an opportunity to work through the requirements that Peter had for the project, and develop three new units that meet the requirements exactly, without compromise."
(GK)

Promotion Hire

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

08/06/2010
BBC World Cup Commentary Deal Signed
The BBC's World Service has secured English and Swahili commentary rights from FIFA for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Following on f
07/06/2010
BBC World Cup Commentary Deal Signed
The BBC's World Service has secured English and Swahili commentary rights from FIFA for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Following on f
23/02/2009
Sports Commentary Video Writer To Get NAB Boost
A system for visually illustrating sports colour commentary is to be featured at the forthcoming NAB expo in Las Vegas. The For-A Corporation of Ameri
25/10/2016
Riedel MicroN Enables US Mobile Production Provider TNDV
TNDV have announced that they have integrated Riedel Communications' MediorNet MicroN high-density media distribution network device within its flagsh
06/06/2012
ESPN STAR Sports Deploys Haivision To Support Live Multilingual HD Sports Broadcasts
Haivision today announced that Asia's No. 1 sports content provider, ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), is using Haivision's Barracuda™ H.264 encoder and Makito™
27/05/2011
BBC Bowls Listeners Top Test Match Coverage
The BBC's Test Match Special returns to BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and Radio 4 Long Wave this month with ball-by-ball commentary on England's summe
09/05/2011
ACE Prague Installs Artist Intercom
The Czech broadcast provider ACE Prague installed a versatile Artist infrastructure from Riedel Communications in its eight HD camera OB truck, the AC
24/10/2016
GatesAir Maxiva DTV Transmitters Reduce Costs, Enhance Performance For Duopoly
KTBS-TV3 and KPXJ-CW21 — a duopoly owned by LA's KTBS — have announced that they have upgraded to Maxiva ULXT liquid-cooled UHF DTV transmitters from
03/11/2015
Sound Devices' CL-12 Linear Fader Controller Available Worldwide
Sound Devices has announced its CL-12 Linear Fader Controller is now available to ship globally. The CL-12 was unveiled at IBC earlier this year and f
16/09/2015
Sound Devices Demos CL-12 Linear Fader Controller
Sound Devices has released the new CL-12 Linear Fader Controller; an optional accessory to expand the mixing capability of the 6-Series mixer/recorder
11/09/2015
Sound Devices Introduces CL-12 Linear Fader Controller
Sound Devices unveils the new CL-12 Linear Fader Controller, an optional accessory that significantly expands the mixing capability of the 6-Series mi
09/12/2014
HHB Supplies 16-Fader Avid S6 To Silverglade Post
HHB's Scrub has supplied London's Silverglade Post Production with a 16-fader Avid S6 M10 control surface for its 5.1-equipped audio dubbing studio. T
14/11/2014
UWE Receives 16-Fader Avid S6 M10 Control Surface
The University of the West of England (UWE) has been supplied with a 16-fader Avid S6 M10 control surface from HHB Communications. UWE is the first UK
19/07/2011
Dual Fader Apollo Makes European Debut
Calrec Audio will make its European debut of its dual fader Apollo audio console, which offers the same immense processing power with double the amoun
12/01/2006
Scrub supplies St Anne’s with 16-Fader ICON D-Control
London post facility St Anne's has installed a 16-fader ICON D-Control console, supplied by Digidesign specialist Scrub. Already hard at work on the n