Palo Alto, CA (November 3, 2008)–Broadcasters nationwide–and around the world–will use Euphonix digital mixing consoles to help deliver the U.S. presidential election results on Tuesday, November 4.
Euphonix high-profile domestic clients include WFXT in Boston, WJZ-TV in Baltimore, WFAA and KTVT in Dallas/Forth Worth, and KOMO TV of Seattle. Broadcast news powerhouses CNN and Fox News will both have a heavy reliance on Euphonix’ broadcast consoles to carry the event. Super Tuesday will be a first for Fox 11 and UPN 13 in Los Angeles as they launch two newly installed Euphonix System 5-Bs when their new state-of-the-art HD studios go online for the first time.
It will be the duty of international Euphonix clients like Australian Broadcast Company (ABC), China’s CCTV and Canada’s CBC to broadcast election night results to the rest of the world. But it’s news giant CNN, one of Euphonix’ largest broadcast clients, that will test the mettle of the digital broadcasting system on November 4. Having a total of 14 Euphonix consoles installed in their Atlanta, Washington, DC, New York, and Los Angeles facilities, CNN will simultaneously broadcast the evening’s events.
“As any broadcaster will tell you, one of the heaviest demands on a TV station is always a national election when the need for resources is at its peak. These events are completely unpredictable. What makes the Euphonix so invaluable is its flexible architecture which provides complete and immediate accessibility to all audio feeds allowing the engineer to literally put anything, anywhere at a moment’s notice,” explained Mike Franklin, Euphonix EVP of worldwide sales.
“The night’s coverage will be completely spontaneous. As news breaks, the feed could switch from Lou Dobbs in Washington, to the local affiliate in Dallas, and then over to ‘Larry King Live’ in LA. You can’t predict how the evening will unfold, but rest assured from the first vote cast to the winning candidate’s victory speech, Euphonix will be broadcasting it all,” concluded Franklin.