Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (March 18, 2011)--European broadcasters used Riedel MediorNet systems for signal distribution at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Germany.
A total of 29 mainframes were installed for integrating the OB truck with the venues Kandahar and Gudiberg, the Medal Plaza, as well as the IBC (international broadcast center) and the TOC (technical operations center).
Austrian public broadcaster ORF used a MediorNet installation for integrating the different positions such as the commentary booths, the Medal Plaza, the TOC or the OB truck into one single network. Furthermore, the signals from various cameras between the ORF studios, the finish area, the OB truck and the IBC were distributed over the MediorNet network. In addition, MediorNet transported the broadcast feed between the different venues and the studios.
The German public broadcaster ZDF used a total of eight MediorNet mainframes at the Ski World Cup for routing the German broadcast feed between the IBC and the OB truck. Furthermore, ZDF integrated various Artist control panels via MediorNet into the fiber network. MediorNet's synchronization-feature allowed for the generation and distribution of the sync signals for the ZDF installation.
With MediorNet's integrated Embedder/De-Embedder, the commentator's audio and the ambient microphones was embedded into the video feed. The audio was de-embedded at the destination and routed to the OB truck as a regular MADI signal. MediorNet distributed the gigabit data connections for the editors.
The Swedish broadcast provider, HD Resources, used a MediorNet installation for distributing the video signals as well as the control data for the camera's CCU. This also enabled the integration of the camera's 4-wire communications. A Riedel RockNet digital audio network installation was integrated into the MediorNet system via MediorNet's RockNet media card.
Besides the MediorNet installation, the communications infrastructure of the opening ceremony was also based on Riedel technolog,y combining Artist digital matrix intercom, Performer digital partyline and digital TETRA radio into one single system.