Fremont, CA (March 22, 2017)—The WWE has used Fairlight DAWs with Xynergi controllers to help deliver tens of thousands of broadcast, online and social media projects, including the recent Smackdown Holiday Tour, across the organization’s numerous properties.
WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network, is currently available in more than 180 countries. Its programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages.
Chris Argento, WWE’s VP of post production, and his team handle all audio post for WWE out of six Xynergi-equipped audio suites complete with Fairlight Pyxis video recording and playback and CC-2 audio engines. The content includes long format shows, spots, social media, short format and dramatic packages, 17 pay-per-view specials, such as WrestleMania, Royal Rumble and Survivor Series, promotional packages, corporate videos, sales videos, roll-in material for the two weekly live shows and more.
Because the majority of the content is storyline-based, WWE relies on promo material, dramatic packages and cold opens to catch viewers up and explain the plots. “Sometimes we have days before a deadline, or we are mixing a two-minute package and feeding it to the truck over satellite five minutes before a show,” Argento noted.
“The content will usually change too, so even if we complete it days ahead of time, we will make changes just before it airs. We are used to rapid adjustments and constant change, and we depend on Fairlight’s reliability and efficiency to support our workflow.”