Spain (January 19, 2016)—Following the upgrade of one of its HD OB truck with a Calrec Summa console, Telefonica Broadcast Services is reportedly one of the only companies in the Spanish OB market to offer a broadcast-specific audio console.
"We produce events for almost all major broadcasters in Spain, as well as foreign companies. Today, it's a soccer game; tomorrow, it will be basketball. After that, we might broadcast an opera. We have to be able to manage any setup our clients require and guarantee their big productions will go to air with no problems," said Luis Garcia Colombo, Telefonica OB audio engineer. The Summa ensures we can do it in a way that only a broadcast-grade desk can."
Telefonica primarily covers sports and Champions League football in Spain. Calrec's Soccer Sidekick iPad app, an assistive mixing tool that simplifies the job of tracking on-pitch audio during a football game, is used by an operator to help calculate the optimal mic/fader configuration at any given moment, which makes it possible to capture important on-pitch events while minimizing the amount of crowd and venue noise.