New York, NY (October 26, 2017)—SportsNet New York (SNY) has re-fitted its broadcast studios and upgraded its technology, including two new audio control rooms, both with Solid State Logic System T networked audio broadcast production systems, and a fully redundant Dante networking infrastructure.
Each of the broadcaster’s new audio control rooms features a three-bay, 48-fader System T S500 control surface with dual touch screens and a pair of SSL Network I/O: SB 8.8 Dante stageboxes. Each of those controllers are connected to dual-redundant T80 Tempest audio engines.
SNY is the official television home of the New York Mets baseball team, the New York Jets American football team and the UConn Huskies Men’s and Women’s basketball programs. The network televises more than 125 Mets games each season, along with pre- and post-game programs, plus additional Mets entertainment programming, airing throughout the calendar year.
Six SSL Network I/O: SDI Bridges connect the studio's existing SDI production systems, and there are additional Network I/O: AES Dante units, as well as a selection of Dante stageboxes, including the Network I/O: SB i16 and SB 8.8s for studio connections.
Alex Blanding, VP engineering at SNY, says, "We don't up-mix from anything or synthesize anything. We mix in 5.1 from the get-go. And we maintain the 5.1 sound field profile as we go in and out of live games and in and out of studio programming. We produce all the Mets games from a remote production truck and patch that through, and as we go seamlessly to our post-game or pre-game shows we maintain that 5.1 presence throughout. That prevents a big change in the quality or the character of the output. It's important that the audience gets the best audio experience."
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