07.16.2004 12:00 AM
Comcast SportsNet Taps SSL
Comcast SportsNet recently installed a Solid State Logic (SSL) C100 digital broadcast console to deliver 5.1 surround mixes at major sports events. The Philadelphia-based company owns the cable rights and is the production entity of all the local telecasts for the basketball, hockey and baseball teams: 76ers, Flyers and Phillies.

"Since we started using the C100, we can easily create the multiple 5.1 mixes we need for each event. We also have the added benefit of SSL's superior stereo/mono fold down algorithm that yields a great stereo and mono version of a mix automatically," Mike Giacalone, digital audio consulting engineer for Comcast SportsNet said.

More than a mile of fiber optic cable is used to connect SSL's remote stagebox technology in the Citizens Bank Park, and the C100, which is located in the Wachovia Center.

"We typically do a pre-fade and post-fade effects mix in 5.1, a program 5.1 mix and an additional mix to outside sources such as a split for both NBA and MLB where they need a mix minus of certain elements," Giacalone said.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

Featured Articles
Exhibitions & Events
Discover TV Technology