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The Challenge of Wireless Mic Coordination

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The Challenge of Wireless Mic Coordination

NEW YORK— Advances in audio quality and the desire to eliminate cables where-ever possible have led to an explosion in wireless microphone usage. It’s also forced broadcasters to take steps to ensure that frequency collisions are avoided.

Networks that televise major sporting events—and the crews that service them—are among the most severely taxed. NFL games, for example, shown to both regional and national audiences, require technical staffs whose sole job is to manage bandwidth of the wireless equipment (microphones in ...

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Live From MLB All-Star Game: Fox Tests Out Cutting-Edge Coverage

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Live From MLB All-Star Game: Fox Tests Out Cutting-Edge Coverage

The MLB All-Star Game has always been an “active test site” of sorts for Fox Sports.

Although the Midsummer Classic is one of the premier sports events of the summer, Fox’s production team uses this A-level broadcast as a technological tryout with an eye toward October and the postseason. –

Fox Sports has erected this on-field set and another one inside Target Field for tonight’s 86th MLB All-Star Game.

This year, the network is pulling out all the stops with what it is ...

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NBC, ESPN Tee Up Final Year of U.S. Open Coverage

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NBC, ESPN Tee Up Final Year of U.S. Open Coverage

The 2014 U.S. Open, under way at Pinehurst #2 in North Carolina, marks the end of an era: next year, Fox Sports will take over coverage for all four days. But sentimentality is being laid aside as both ESPN and NBC focus on the job at hand.

“It’s pretty straightforward,” says NEP Technical Manager Ken Carpenter, who oversees NBC’s golf operations. “This is our third time here for an Open, and none of the cable runs are ridiculous.”

There are 60 cameras ...

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