Hebden Bridge, UK (July 19, 2012)-More than 30 Calrec mixing consoles will be in use at outside broadcast events during the London 2012 Olympics beginning later this month.
"This summer will be an exciting time for the UK OB industry. With a packed sporting schedule, it will be all hands on deck over the coming months, which in turn means that Calrec's desks will be in abundance, too," said Henry Goodman, head of sales and marketing at Calrec. All the major players in European outside broadcast production will roll out trucks to cover a variety of international sports, including tennis, boxing, swimming and athletics.
Calrec consoles will be in trucks covering tennis at Wimbledon; equestrian at Greenwich; boxing at Excel; rowing at Dorney; mountain biking at Hadden; football at Wembley, Hampden Park, and St James' Park; athletics and road cycling on The Mall and at Hampton Court; triathlon and marathon swimming at Hyde Park; and various coverage of ceremonies and other athletics at Olympic Stadium and elsewhere.
In addition to the European OB companies, Russian broadcaster NTV+ will use its three brand-new Artemis Light consoles. Calrec has also rented 12 additional consoles to other broadcasters.