Recent Posts tagged with audio

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

2020 in Review: A Singular Year for Sound

“Unbelievably believable.” That’s how former Washington signal-caller and current Ravens QB Robert Griffin III described his Heisman Trophy win in 2011. Nine years later, the contradictory phrase aptly describes how the 2020 season played out and COVID-19 silenced the fields, tracks, and courts of world sports. It was unbelievable, but the unreal quickly became all […]  More

Pittsburgh Steelers Media Studio Emphasizes Comms With KMH-Integrated System

In recent years, sports teams and leagues have been building up their media departments in response to steadily rising demand for sports-related content. More recently, they’ve accelerated these efforts as the pandemic has kept locked-down consumers glued to television and smartphone screens. And increased complexity of media operations combined with how the pandemic has forced […]  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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