Stagetec mixers and routers enable World Cup broadcasts

The football (i.e., soccer) frenzy of the 2006 World Cup is in full swing for a global audience. And as far as the eye can see, products from Berlin-based Salzbrenner Stagetec products are helping make the TV and broadcast productions a reality.

For example, the ZDF-Sportschau and the ZDF-Morgenmagazin are using two Aurus consoles at a temporary TV station set up directly in Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz in the center of town. A number of OB trucks will be using Aurus, Cantus and Nexus for live feeds from the various venues. A Nexus desk is being used in Stuttgart’s Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium during the preliminary rounds and in the round of 16 to help ensure sound and security in the arena.

Nine of the 10 stations broadcasting in the ARD, as well as the ZDF, n-tv and RTL, are using the Nexus digital signal router, the Aurus and Cantus mixing consoles in either their main broadcasting stations or in their OB trucks. By special arrangement made for the World Cup, the WDR in Köln (Cologne) is outfitted with a temporary Stagetec Nexus central control room and uses two new Aurus-equipped studios to enable surround mixing in Dolby E and SDI for the ARD.

A number of individual service providers are also getting in on the action, with their OB trucks with either Aurus or Cantus systems on board, such as TopVision, with its new HD-enabled OB truck. International stations are also making use of Stagetec products for their broadcasts. They represent World Cup member nations, including England, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, the Ukraine and the United States.

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