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Broadcasters use Lawo for London 2012

7 August 2012
Broadcasters use Lawo for London 2012

European broadcasters are employing Lawo mc²56, mc²66, mc²90, crystal, and sapphire consoles, plus Nova73 HD routing systems behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympics. German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF both deliver from the control room in the IBC (International Broadcast Center) and rely on Lawo technology. Audio is mixed in ARD and ZDF’s Mobile Production Unit on a mc²90 and a mc²56 and added to the broadcast output in the HD control room. A redundantly designed Nova73 HD serves as the router. ARD Radio’s equipment arsenal includes a mc²56 mixing console and three crystals. Moreover, YLE, the Finnish broadcaster, and SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster, are also Lawo equipped with a mc²66MKII console, various sapphire radio and production consoles, and a Nova73 HD. Sapphires and crystals are also used in the London control rooms of Estonian broadcaster ERR. Similarly, Austria’s ORF is in London and putting a mc²66 MKII mixing console through its paces. Lawo CEO Philipp Lawo commented on the company’s involvement in London: “As always with big sporting events, we are on site to support our customers in the best possible way. We’re very proud of the fact that among our various customers, there are more than 50 Lawo consoles in the UK and that customers from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America are utilising Lawo technology as part of their broadcast operations. We feel tremendous pride knowing that our consoles have been in use over the past years in many of the most important and biggest international sports events.”


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