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NEWS BRAZIL 2014 Meeting the 5.1 upmix downmix challenges in Brazil T SL Products, manufacturer of audio monitoring solutions, surround sound microphones and processors, broadcast control systems and power management tools, announces that BBC Sport will rely on two SoundField X-1 Upmix/Downmix Processors during its production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The two devices will supplement the existing six that are permanently installed at the broadcasters MediaCityUK base for other regional and interna- tional major events and tournaments throughout the sporting calendar. The various audio elements that contribute to a sports programme, from studio and location dialogue, commentary, voice overs, phone calls, music, sound effects, actuality sound to crowd atmosphere will come into us from a wide variety of mono, stereo and 5.1 sources, says Dave Lee, lead sound supervisor for BBC Sport. With such diversity of contribution quality and width, the sound supervisor is tasked with mixing a show that immerses 5.1 viewers in the surround sound atmosphere of the event whilst maintaining clear, consistent imaging of dialogue and music. Mobile transmission services and support in Brazil C ontinuing its ongoing support of broadcasters covering global sporting events, Dejero have announced that it will provide mobile transmission services for broadcasters cov- ering the world’s largest football event in Brazil. Beginning in early June, broadcasters will be able to rent the award-winning Dejero LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter and install the Dejero LIVE+ Mobile App on their iOS and Android smartphones and tab- lets, enabling them to transmit live coverage and also to store and forward video for later broadcast. Delivering the 2014 FIFA World Cup A t the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Sony will be responsible for de- livering over 2,500 hours worth of live match footage as the theatre of football unfolds over 32 days, with 64 matches across 2 time zones. Today, the company has announced the firms it will be working with to realise this goal and deliver the most content rich World Cup tournament to date, with all 64 matches delivered in HD, as well as three in 4k. World leading HD Production: As Host Broadcast Services (HBS)[1] delivery partner for the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament, Sony is responsible for the provision of all HD venue facilities in each of the 12 venues across Brazil, including systems integration (SI), equipment and staff. This includes managing the provision of 12 separate production containers and 288 Sony full HD cameras, providing the production tools for HBS to deliver every minute of live match footage to broadcasters. [1] Host Broadcast Services, the host broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup 30 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 90 JUNE 2014