Pliant Technologies’ Tempest 2400 Delivers in Golf Channel Newsroom
Launched in January 1995 by pro golf icon Arnold Palmer and cable entrepreneur Joe Gibbs, Golf Channel was the first single-sport cable network in the United States. Now available in 84 countries and 11 languages, the network has expanded its reach globally into more than 200 million homes. Golf Channel recently increased its inventory of Pliant Technologies’ Tempest wireless intercom systems for use in its newest production suite, the Newsroom.
“Golf Channel has four studio areas,” says Patrick Jones, Senior Broadcast Engineer, Golf Channel. “We have three main studios and just added the Newsroom set,which utilizes our latest Tempest system. We’ve had Tempest in place since 2007 when we replaced our old intercom system. At the time, we needed an upgrade that would give us better overall coverage for our facility and Tempest provided the solution.”
The new Tempest equipment in the Newsroom increases the total number of BaseStations in use at Golf Channel to five. “Studio-A has two bases and Studio-AP, Studio-C and the Newsroom each have one,” says Jones. “All of our studios and surrounding areas are covered and the Tempest system interfaces with our existing matrix frame as well as an Ethernet connection for the GUI (Tempest T-Desk Software).”