Avid Connects the Olympics

17 Digital Audio Consoles to be used for High-Definition Broadcasting

As the 2008 Beijing Olympics get underway this summer seven Chinese broadcasters will be using a total of 17 Avid digital audio broadcast consoles for complete Hi-Definition coverage of the games.

China Central Television (CCTV), the country's largest broadcaster has four Avid consoles, two Max Airs and a System 5-B in their state-of-the-art broadcast facility and another System 5-B in their OB truck. Shandong TV has two Avid-equipped OB trucks as well as Max Air equipped-studio.

Chongqing TV equipped two large OB trucks with Max Air consoles for broadcasting directly from the Olympic Village. While TVCC has two System 5-B broadcast studios and Jiansu TV's OB truck features a Max Air. Liaoning TV will use a Max Air on their OB truck and a System 5 for post production and in a similar fashion, Yunnan TV has a Max Air-equipped OB Truck and a System 5-MC console in their post production studio.

Three of the Avid clients, CCTV, Liaoning TV, and Shandong TV, will also be using the new  High-Density Fiber Stagebox Solution for their OB applications. This modular remote audio interface solution for broadcast applications features redundant fiber audio connectivity and control. The Stagebox connects multiple high-density stage boxes into the DSP SuperCore via MADI and can handle up to 56 mic preamps which can also be fitted with combinations of I/O's to match the exact requirements of a particular application including analog, AES/EBU, SDI and MADI.