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Lawo leverages ICC coverage

Global broadcast services company, Broadcast Solutions, used Lawo broadcast consoles for its coverage of the ICC Twenty20

Following its coverage of the ICC (International Cricket Council) World Twenty20 in early April, global broadcast services company, Broadcast Solutions, is now preparing to cover the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE and India.

The company will also be relocating to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in June and July, while readying for the Asian Games in South Korea during September and October.

Broadcast Solutions acquired Lawo mc²56 digital broadcast consoles for use at the ICC World Twenty20.

Deputy COO for Broadcast Solutions Singapore Alex Prüstel, explains: “We needed a solution that gives us a surface that is not big, but allows access to all functionality of the system along with a router system that allows remote access via external controller, and at the same time, full access to the router from the surface. We also need to produce 5.1-surround audio without any additional effort and/or equipment.”

“After we finished the ICC World Twenty20, we directly began production of IPL 2014, which will be held in UAE and India,” says Prüstel. “We will use eight Lawo units – seven mc²56 consoles and one mc²90 – to make sure that we do deliver the same high quality from each venue.”

As well as the Lawo audio systems, Broadcast Solutions has begun using a number of Lawo’s V_pro8 to provide an 8 x 8 video matrix and 384 x 384 audio matrix as well as SDI embedding/de-embdedding.

“As cricket production needs a lot of knowhow about the match, Lawo allows us to use fewer operators (mixers) and move them around the venues. This ensures that we produce all matches to the same level of quality and at the same standard.”