Over 650 analogue commentary positions will be used in the form of the Glensound GS-OC33 desktop base stations and GS-OC34 Commentators' Units. These will be positioned around the football stadiums and at the International Broadcast Centre, as the standard commentary position made available to world broadcasters.
Joining the analogue systems will be 25 of Glensound's Digital Commentary GDC6432, which will feature in each stadium as the system providing HBS' own host commentary. The extra 24bit 48 kHz audio quality and flexibility, make the GDC6432 the ideal choice for supplying world broadcaster's with a host commentary.
This is an incredible total of 675 Glensound commentary positions at the World Cup and represents Glensound's largest ever provision of commentary systems. Glensound Managing Director Gavin Davis is humbled, "It is quite remarkable for Glensound to be responsible for all of the commentary audio at the football World Cup. This years World Cup project, with our good friends at Host Broadcast systems of Switzerland, is the largest project our equipment has ever been used in. We will watch the matches with particular St.Georges pride, knowing our little company from Maidstone, England is responsible for the little box sitting in front of all the world's commentators."
It is a hat trick for Glensound at the 2010 Football World Cup as they have been used as the standard commentary system for the third World Cup in a row now, after their successful association with Host Broadcast systems started for the 2002 event.