Swedish football broadcasts centre around Lawo

Sweden’s new national stadium, the Friends Arena in Solna (near Stockholm), contains the country’s most modern media production center with Lawo digital mixing systems at the heart of its audio installations.
Author:
Publish date:
26663.jpg

Sweden’s new national stadium, the Friends Arena in Solna near Stockholm, contains the country’s most modern media production centre with Lawo digital mixing systems at the heart of its audio installations. Operated by Onside TV Productions, a full-service production facility owned by Föreningen Svensk Elitfotboll (SEF, the Swedish Elite Football Association) and Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF, the Swedish Football Association), the facility is intended primarily to serve Swedish football events, but other productions can be handled from the venue itself and via its extensive telecom solutions. The Friends Arena production centre comprises three fully-equipped production rooms and two sound suites, along with two edit suites, a voiceover studio, vision control and a graphics facility. The sound suites are both equipped with full 5.1 monitoring, with a 16+16-fader Lawo mc²56 MKII console installed in Audio Control 1 and two 8+8-fader Lawo sapphire consoles in Audio Control 2.The facility also has a studio overlooking the stadium that has one of four moveable Lawo DALLIS stageboxes as part of a Lawo network, connecting all the consoles and stageboxes. The mc²56 MkII offers 888 audio channels and 144 summing busses, and uses 40-bit floating-point processing. It offers up to 760 inputs and up to 64 subgroups, with 32 aux sends, up to 96 track busses and up to 48 main summing busses. The sapphire, meanwhile, supports 96 mono DSP input channels with 128 DSP modules (96 on input channels, 32 on summing busses). The DALLIS I/O system can accommodate a wide range of plug-in cards via a central master card, which is available with RAVENNA or MADI interfaces. The Onside production centre also serves as a master control room for all of Sweden’s football matches, both for live broadcast and recording. Everything the center handles is also recorded for possible editing for use in weekly highlight programmes and for archiving. Danmon Sverige, Lawo’s partner in Sweden, handled the system integration. www.lawo.de

Related

25811.jpg

Switzerland's Radio 24 upgrades with Lawo

Swiss systems integrator, SLG Broadcast has provided a complete broadcast center for Radio 24’s new complex in Zurich, including IP-capable fit-out of two broadcasting studios based on Lawo technology.