Toronto, Ontario, Canada (January 12, 2009)--Specialty sports television service Score Media Inc. selected Lectrosonics RF equipment for its new multi-million dollar studio.
The Score, which is available in 6.4 million homes throughout Canada, airs a variety of sports programs, including Court Surfing, which features NBA highlights, and its flagship sports news program, The Score Tonight. Regardless of the program, Score TV uses an extensive collection of Lectrosonics equipment.
Purchased through Trew Audio of Toronto, The Score acquired two Venue Series modular receiver systems, each fully stocked with six VRMWB wideband receiver modules for a total of 12 channels. On the transmitter side of the equation, the station is now the owner of six LMa Digital Hybrid UHF beltpack transmitters and six SMDa Super Miniature Digital Hybrid Wireless UHF beltpack transmitters. To enhance signal reception, they also purchased six ALP600 LPDA "shark fin" antennas. To foster communication between the technical staff and the on-air talent, The Score also acquired four Lectrosonics IFBT4 Frequency-Agile Compact IFB transmitters as well as eight R1a Synthesized UHF beltpack IFB receivers. The Toronto office of Applied Electronics handled installation of the equipment.
According to Matthew Payne, director of broadcast operations at Score Media Inc., "For most of our shows, we have anywhere from two to eight people on the set at any given time, so some of these systems serve as backup units. We also have a number of back-to-back shows that require us to wire the talent in advance so that we can make a smooth transition from one program to another. As a result, we're actually using every system on a regular basis. The SMDa transmitters are usually worn by the hosts, while the larger LMa transmitters are typically worn by the guests." The shows' hosts are also outfitted with IFBT4 IFB transmitters to facilitate communication with the technical staff and to monitor sports reels as they play.