Sky Deutschland has selected Lawo to power its satellite news gathering (SNG) fleet for its HD sports news and live sports production.
Lawo is supplying seven mc²36 live broadcast audio mixing consoles to the broadcaster.
The consoles are configured with 16 faders, 192 DSP channels and a routing capacity of 512×512 crosspoints.
The installation is intended to further optimise production processes within the Sky Sports division.
“We have chosen Lawo mixing consoles to prepare ourselves for future developments like remote production, closer networking with Sky Sport News headquarters, and further optimisation of workflows,” said Alessandro Reitano, vice president of sports production at Sky Deutschland.
“With Lawo, it is significantly easier to adapt and implement interfaces for existing workflow processes within the Sky Sport News division.”
The Lawo consoles in the SNG vehicles will be used for the daily Sky Sports News, originating live reports and press conferences, as well as unilateral provision for Champions League and Europa League coverage.
Reitano added, “What convinced us were the innovative and future-oriented technology and adaptability to our workflows. We are already familiar with Lawo’s high quality standards and conscientious service, as we use an mc²56 mixing console at our facilities in Bavaria.”
Fitting of the vehicles will begin in mid-July, whilst implementation and installation of the mixing consoles is scheduled for completion by November. The first production is planned for January 2017.