Recent Posts tagged with 5.1 surround sound

NHL Winter Classic Gets New Sound for the New Year

The eighth NHL Winter Classic game that took place Jan. 1 at Gillette Stadium near Boston didn’t offer the same challenges as previous outdoor hockey games, with nary a snowflake in sight as the warmest year on record closed out. But it was the crown jewel in an NHL season that’s seeing the return of […]  More

Wireless Association Aims To Simplify Home Surround Sound

A regular lament among broadcast-sports-audio folks is that, even as discrete 5.1 surround sound has become ubiquitous, its effect is diluted, if not erased, by incorrect home-audio setups, particularly those that use home-theater-in-a-box products. An aversion to wires crisscrossing living rooms has kept many surround speakers from their rightful place behind the couch, and, while […]  More

More Resources, More Choices for BCS Championship Game Director Derek Mobley

By James Fisher, SVG Correspondent  For ESPN on ABC’s Saturday Night Football, director Derek Mobley usually has 18-21 cameras covering the action. Tonight, when he directs ESPN’s HD production of the Discover BCS National Championship Game from Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL, he will have considerably more — plus expanded audio resources usually […]  More

The Granddaddy of Them All, BCS Title Game Get More Sound Than You Can Shake A Stick At

If anyone needed further proof of the elevated status of college football in today’s sports landscape, then they need look no further than the 2013 Rose Bowl (Jan. 1) and the BCS National Championship Game (Jan. 7). ESPN will raise the audio stakes at both events by deploying several dedicated multichannel microphones in the stadiums […]  More

Surround Sound: In a Mostly 5.1 World, Mics Are Still Mostly 1.0

Discrete 5.1 surround audio is now the standard for sports on network television. The continued growth of home theater ensures that more viewers will want to listen in 5.1, which is helping drive both matrixed and discrete surround sound into regional-broadcast markets and even into high school markets: for instance, broadcaster COTV in Central Oregon […]  More

Turner, Fox Gear Up for MLB Postseason Sound

It’s that time of the year again, and the MLB postseason games have expanded once more: a new wildcard-playoff round starts with the American League game on Oct. 5. And both Turner Sports, which will broadcast the wildcard, ALDS, and NLDS games as well as the ALCS, and Fox Sports, which will show the NLCS […]  More

Olympic-Audio Production Is ‘Practical Research Project’

Audio played a big part in the success of the London Olympics. Here’s what a pair of audio suppliers have to say about how it was done. Tim Carroll, president of Linear Acoustic, which had numerous editions of its new Aero.qc audio-ingest QC system in place in London, offers an interesting take on the Games. “It […]  More

Cumulus Propels Sports Radio Into 5.1 Era

Cumulus Media seems to want to do for 5.1-surround audio on radio what ESPN has done for it on television. The nation’s second-largest owner and operator of AM and FM radio stations (behind Clear Channel), with 570 stations in 150 markets, has taken two major-league teams to the multichannel-audio level. During the 2011 MLB season, […]  More

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