Jorvas, Finland (August 9, 2016)—Broadcaster Yleisradio Oy (YLE) is providing more than 300 hours of coverage on its free-to-air television channels in Finland from the Summer Games in Rio using Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless technology.
YLE, which has served as a broadcast partner in Finland for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for many years, has acquired the media rights to the Summer Games in Rio in 2016. The Rio Games wireless system includes 12 Lectrosonics SRC double channel receivers with SSM and HHA transmitters. YLE, which is broadcasting the events across a range of platforms, including the internet, mobile and radio, has 24 channels of Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless in use for daily reports from Brazil.
“The Summer Games are a huge event with thousands of wireless systems in use,” says Timo Vilmi, owner of Noretron Broadcast, who supplied the Lectrosonics equipment to YLE. “So it is important to select the best possible tools to perform in such a rugged environment—with the high heat and humidity in Rio and long distances that gear has to perform—conditions which are very tough on any piece of equipment. Lectrosonics’ products are always up to the challenge and the sound quality is superb.”
“At Noretron, we have been Lectrosonics Fanatics for years –they just do it right,” adds Timo. “And we have supplied Lectrosonics wireless systems to YLE for the Summer and Winter games several times over the years, for games in Vancouver, London and Sochi. YLE have always been very pleased with Lectrosonics performance and reliability, and that’s why they decided to take Lectrosonics to Brazil as well.”