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Schawa TV Serves Up Badminton World Cup

Schawa TV used Sonifex commentator units when covering the 2019 Badminton World Cup in St. Jakobshalle, Switzerland for Japanese station TV Asahi.

St. Jakobshalle, Switzerland (March 2, 2020)—South German television and film production company Schawa TV recently put three Sonifex AVN-CU2-Dante commentator units to work the 2019 Badminton World Cup, held in St. Jakobshalle, Switzerland.

Schawa TV helped produce the event for Japanese station TV Asahi, which brought its own staff and interpreter, but used Schawa TV equipment and knowhow to connect directly to the event network via the Dante AoIP protocol. According to sound engineer Patrick Heidorm at Schawa TV, “The commentator systems worked flawlessly for between 12 and 14 hours a day for the whole tournament. They’re intuitive to use and work really well.”

Sonifex Debuts Dante Commentary Units

Heidorm’s colleague, Sebastian Schmiedt, was on location at the Badminton World Cup. “We helped the TV Asahi technicians set up, connect and operate the units during the tournament broadcast,” explains Heidorm. “Connecting to the network was simple, and the units are easy to integrate and configure. You don’t have to pull a lot of cables to use these units — just one network cable is enough to connect any number of them.”

For Japanese viewers, the Badminton World Cup turned out to be a success, with the men’s singles title going to Kento Momota, and the doubles title going to Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara.

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