Tech Focus: Bodypacks, Part 1 — Wireless Transmitters Are Integral to Sports Audio’s Future

Today’s wireless bodypack transmitters are almost nano-small, their battery endurance is reaching Tesla-envy levels, and the RF spectrum disruptions of the past few years have (mostly) settled down. However, that doesn’t mean that their designers and manufacturers don’t face other challenges. Among the continuing challenges is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has made A2s’ task of […]  More

Audio for the NBA’s New Season Is As Challenging As Last Year’s

Last year’s NBA season debuted the use of “enhanced” ambient crowd sounds by U.S. sports to make games played under COVID-19 lockdown feel more authentic. As challenging as that initiative was, however, it was greatly helped by the fact that the majority of regular-season games and all playoff matches were played in a single location: […]  More

Avnu Alliance Announces Pro-AV Entry-Level Membership

Reflecting the ongoing migration to networked infrastructure in the media industries, the Avnu Alliance, the trade organization that promotes the use of the AVB network-bridging protocol, will offer a new Milan Associate membership level, intended to give manufacturers of professional audio/video equipment a lower-cost path to certifying Milan endpoint devices.  More

Tech Focus: Sports Radio, Part 1 — ESPN Readies New Radio, Podcasting Facility

ESPN’s radio and podcasting will be integrated into the 19-story, 1.2 million-sq.-ft. media hub that parent company Disney will build in Manhattan’s SoHo district. That complex, scheduled to open in 2024, will be the campus for all New York City-based Disney media companies, including ESPN, Pixar, and Marvel. In the meantime, Disney will open an […]  More

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