ZDF uses Aviom Monitoring systems for Euro 2008
As millions of viewers
tuned in for this year’s EURO 2008 European football
tournament, German broadcast station ZDF, along with Aviom, was there to help
bring the excitement of each game to television viewers. The competition of 16
national teams is sponsored by the Union of European Football Associations and
is the second largest sports event in the world in terms of viewing figures.
The last UEFA European Championship attracted more than 153 million live
viewers for each of its 31 matches and a total of 7.9 billion television
ZDF set up Aviom’s Pro16
Monitoring System in its Seeb hne
stadium studio, allowing broadcasters to manage the incoming audio from the
various stadiums throughout Austria
where games were held this year. The Seeb hne acted as an open air screening
location for all ZDF football live broadcasts. M atches
were viewed on two large video screens by thousands of fans.
The Aviom mixers helped
the video editors in the master control room at the Seeb hne studio to mix and
preview the audio signals that accompanied the video from various stadiums.
Aviom’s mixers simplified the process of selecting from numerous audio/video
feeds. With the Aviom A-16II Personal Mixers, editors were able to easily
select which audio signals were coming into their headphones and to react
quickly on important events within coverage of the games.