A Lawo console at the French Open.Toronto, Ontario, Canada (June 6, 2008)--Two Lawo mc≤66 digital consoles are being used for programs broadcast by ESPN and TTC (the Tennis Channel) from the Tournoi de Roland-Garros--the French Open.
Each console has 56 faders and 144 DSP channels that can be routed via a 3072 x 3072 matrix and are located in a 'container village' built by the organizer specifically for the French Open. Apart from live broadcasts of the tennis matches, the mc≤66s are also used in their control rooms to mix the sound for panels of experts and interviews with the tennis players.
The Presteigne Charter Group, a prominent worldwide provider of broadcast rental equipment based in London, selected the Lawo mc≤66 consoles as it was imperative to have an easy-to-set-up, highly flexible system, with low weight but the full performance specification of a broadcast console. Another crucial factor was the networkability of the two consoles, and common access to all inputs and outputs.
The next sports challenge for Presteigne, again using two mc≤66 consoles, will be coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games for Australia's Channel 7 and TVNZ (TV New Zealand).
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