Elmsford, NY (October 25, 2017)—New York-based CP Communications has purchased 17 DiGiCo S21 compact digital consoles to support the company’s ongoing work with Fox Sports’ and CBS Sports’ broadcasts of NFL and college football games.
The consoles—will primarily be used as effects submixers, with additional sports-broadcast applications expected in the future—are assembled into flight-pack configurations for use in a variety of sports venue environments. The new DiGiCo S21 desks join the more than half-dozen DiGiCo SD10B broadcast consoles already in CP Communications’ inventory, being used in remote-production vehicles.
“The S21’s compact form factor was the most enticing thing about it initially,” remarks CP Communications executive vice president Kurt Heitmann. “So it’s a console that fits anywhere but is also multilayered, so we’re not giving up channels, and it can be expanded when needed, so we’re not sacrificing connectivity. And the S21 is more powerful, with true DSP, than the consoles we’re using it to replace.
“We can have the console ready to work with MADI or Dante or Hydra, or whatever the situation calls for, thanks to the S21’s expansion slots. That’s important because at the A-level games, it can easily connect with the Calrecs in the trucks, and below the A-game level, broadcast crews never know what they’re going to face week to week. The S21 means they’ll be able to handle anything.”