NBC Olympics To Mix London Games with Calrec Audio Artemis Consoles
Calrec Audio will provide six Artemis consoles to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, for its production of the 2012 London Olympic Games from London, England, July 27 – Aug. 12, 2012. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, Senior Vice President, Engineering, NBC Olympics and Henry Goodman, Head of Sales, Calrec Audio.
Calrec Audio has supplied a total of six Artemis audio mixing consoles to NBC Olympics to provide full audio mixes to the U.S. during the London Olympics. Two 64-fader Artemis Shine consoles and two 24-fader Artemis Beam consoles will be used in the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) for main feeds. The remaining two 40-fader Artemis Beam consoles will be used at the Basketball Arena in Stratford, and for volleyball at Earls Court.
“We have been working with NBC Olympics since Atlanta 1996, and we are happy to continue our strong relationship with the supply of six Bluefin2-equipped consoles,” said Goodman.
Bob Dixon, Director, Sound Design and Communications, NBC Olympics said, “We are delighted to be working with Calrec on the 2012 London Olympic Games. Since 1996 they have become part of our Olympic family. Their products have been very reliable, and designed to meet the demands of a large production. Their support has become the model of ‘Being there for the customer.”
NBC Olympics has won an unprecedented 91 Emmy Awards for its Olympics coverage. Nine of the top 11 most-watched U.S. television events of all time are Olympic Games presented across the networks of NBCUniversal. The Beijing Summer Olympics rank number one with 215 million viewers.
MADI interfaces will be used at the venues to receive audio feeds from the host broadcaster, as well as feeds to and from NBC Olympics’ recording rooms where many audio channels are involved. The whole technology has kept in step with demands that continue to grow substantially with each new Olympic Games.