Chinese Broadcasters Tap Euphonix For Olympics

As the 2008 Beijing Olympics get underway this summer seven Chinese broadcasters will be using a total of 17 Euphonix digital audio broadcast consoles for complete Hi-Definition coverage of the games.

China Central Television (CCTV), the country’s largest broadcaster has four Euphonix consoles, two Max Airs and a System 5-B in their state-of-the-art broadcast facility and another System 5-B in their OB truck. Shandong TV has two Euphonix-equipped OB trucks as well as Max Air equipped-studio.

“Euphonix products are ideal for broadcasting an event of such magnitude as the Olympic Games. With 100% redundancy built-in to our broadcast consoles, clients are guaranteed a worry-free show every time,” said Russell Waite, Euphonix Executive Vice President of Sales and Product Marketing.

Chongqing TV equipped two large OB trucks with Euphonix Max Air consoles for broadcasting directly from the Olympic Village. While TVCC has two Euphonix System 5-B broadcast studios and Jiansu TV’s OB truck features a Max Air. Liaoning TV will use a Max Air on their OB truck and a System 5 for post production and in a similar fashion, Yunnan TV has a Max Air-equipped OB Truck and a System 5-MC console in their post production studio.

Three of the Euphonix clients, CCTV, Liaoning TV, and Shandong TV, will also be using the new Euphonix High-Density Fiber Stagebox Solution for their OB applications. This modular remote audio interface solution for broadcast applications features redundant fiber audio connectivity and control. The Stagebox connects multiple high-density stage boxes into the Euphonix DSP SuperCore via MADI and can handle up to 56 mic preamps which can also be fitted with combinations of I/O’s to match the exact requirements of a particular application including analog, AES/EBU, SDI and MADI.

“We are very proud to have so many consoles in China covering the games; this is a testament to our commitment to the Chinese broadcast market. We have an excellent reputation throughout the country thanks to the first class sales and support teams provided by JCE Electronic Equipment, our distributors based out of Beijing,” concluded Waite.

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