F1 deal for Raycom and Gearhouse Broadcast

Wireless audio specialists Raycom are to supply Wisycom radio microphone systems to Gearhouse Broadcast for their contract with Sky Sports’ new F1 HD channel.
Publish date:

Raycom will supply Wisycom radio microphone systems to Gearhouse Broadcast for their contract with the new F1 HD channel from Sky Sports. Sky Sports F1 HD will have all audio delivered wirelessly, from pit-lane remotes to studio interviews. To achieve this, Raycom has specified a range of Wisycom radio equipment including the new intermod-free transmitters, which feature a frequency tuning range of 232MHz. For receiving, a selection of rack-mount MRK960 dual receivers and camera-mount MCR42 dual-diversity receivers (pictured) have been specified, with up to 370MHz available RF bandwidth. “The full range of F1 races present a real challenge to broadcasters and we were delighted to assist Sky Sports F1 HD, Gearhouse Broadcast and F1 in their search for the right solution with Wisycom wireless audio,” said Raycom's Pyers Easton. Kevin Moorhouse, group operating officer for Gearhouse Broadcast commented: “Raycom provides some of the best wireless microphone systems available today. Their products are well designed and they fulfil the requirements we have for this prestigious project for Sky which is why we chose them.” www.raycom.co.ukwww.gearhousebroadcast.com



Making the broadcast connection

There has always been a strong link between broadcasting and telecommunications. That looks set to only strengthen in coming years as both radio and TV services use new technologies, including audio over IP, for both contributions and distribution.


SIS LIVE to move out of outside broadcast

UK broadcast facilities and uplink supplier Satellite Information Service (SIS) is to move out of outside broadcasts by March 2014. No decision has been made on what will happen to SIS LIVE's fleet of HD/5.1 trucks or the Mastersound mobile studio.