RTS ensures flawless communication at 20th MTV Europe Music Awards

Date: 18/12/2013
RTS ensures flawless communication at 20th MTV Europe Music Awards
On November 10th, Amsterdams Ziggo Dome was the scene of the 20th MTV Europe Music Awards. Watched live by around 50 million viewers in over 60 countries, the event included performances by international music idols such as Eminem, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Kings of Leon. For the first time, Hilversum-based broadcasting specialist UNITED was responsible for the whole broadcast of the event. Capturing images and sounds from four different locations, UNITED employed a staff of over 150 individuals, five OB trucks, six uplink, two downlink and two audio trucks.
 
The EMAs are a huge, complicated and prestigious event, recalls Bolke Burnaby Lautier, Manager Operations Sports and Events with UNITED. With literally millions of viewers following the event live all over the world on TV and over the Internet, any technical failure could have proved catastrophic. Crucial to a positive outcome was therefore the quality of communications between the individual live locations. In all OB trucks deployed, UNITED chose to rely upon intercom systems from RTS. Flagship of the broadcast was UNITEDs HD-capable OB14 which acted as a rolling control room for the whole production. The nerve centre of communications on board is an ADAM (Advanced Digital Audio Matrix) from RTS with a 144 x 144 port configuration, linked to 31 keypanels in (KP-32 CLD or KP-12 CLD) with color displays alone in the OB14. The system was trunked to a second ADAM frame which supported 28 external panels located within the venue. Six 2W/4W Digital Hybrid Interfaces from RTS as well as RTS TW BP-325 two-channel belt packs completed the impressive array of communications equipment on board.
 
In UNITEDs other outside broadcast vehicles OB15, OB8 and OB12 it was much the same story: intercom equipment from RTS provided flawless communications at all times. A RTS ADAM digital matrix saw service in OB12 and a RTS Cronus matrix in OB15 with 23 keypanels, eight 2W/4W interfaces and 20 belt packs in all cases from RTS serving as peripherals. A further Cronus matrix provided the backbone of the intercom solution in OB8. Adding the staff on site, the production also included over 180 radios. Split over 21 different channels, these were also tied into the RTS intercom system.
 
Technically, broadcasting live is no difference to the recording of a show for a DVD, explains Lautier. What adds to the complexity is that we have to produce the show at the same time. This includes coordinating the input from four different venues, the timing of commercial breaks as well as inputs from the individual MTV channels all over the world. In all, the communication system included an estimated total of over 400 individuals worldwide, for Lautier reason enough to expand the communications personnel: Hilbert Flokstra, intercom engineer in charge, was the spin-doctor in this huge and complicated communications web.
 

The result, according to Lautier, was outstanding. We have always been amazed by the reliability and high quality of RTS products, Lautier states. We delivered a flawless performance on the big day thanks to a perfectly trained team and the efficiency and reliability of RTS equipment.



Tags: RTS | Telex | MTV | MTV Awards | Amsterdam | Eminem | Bruno Mars | Katy Perry | Miley Cyrus | Kings of Leon | ADAM | KP-32 CLD | KP-12 CLD | United | TW BP-325 | Interface | Cronus
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DoPchoice Intro and rsquo;s Light Directing Tools for Aputure Nova P600c New Snapbags and reg;, Snapgrid and reg; and amp; Rabbit Ear Mount Adapter

DoPchoice now offers light directing Snapbag® soft boxes and Snapgrids® to make the most of Aputure’s new P600c LED fixture. To complement this panel light, DoPchoice has designed a dedicated new Snapbag® soft box and Rabbit Ears Mount Adapter, plus a host of other choice tools.

Tags: DoPchoice GmbH | Light Modifiers | ARRI Orbiter | Obiter | Lightbank | Snapbag | lighting | cinematography | Local 728 | Local 80 | gaffer | light control | cinema tools | LED | Rabbit Rounder | Snapgrid | TRP Worldwide | Snapbag | reflective fabric | internal 3D Baffle | IBC 2021
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HPA Young Entertainment Professionals Program Opens Call for Applications Posted: 20/10/2021
HPA Young Entertainment Professionals Program Opens Call for Applications

HPA (Hollywood Professional Association) has opened the call for applications for the 2022 Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) program. Since its inception in 2015, the growing YEP program has supported the careers of talented creative, technical, project management and administrative professionals between the ages of 21 and 32 through mentorship, community building and educational offerings. Applications are due Monday, November 8 and applicants will be notified of their status in early December. The 2022 YEP class will begin in January 2022.

Tags: HPA | HPA YEP | professional development
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Lead Singer Billy Lunn Puts Neve Firmly At The Heart Of His Latest Recordings Posted: 20/10/2021
The Subways and rsquo; Lead Singer Billy Lunn Puts Neve Firmly At The Heart Of His Latest Recordings

Billy Lunn, lead singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer of the rock band The Subways, has made Neve outboard units the centrepiece of his new studio after recognising the positive impact Neve equipment had on the sound of the band’s second album, All or Nothing.

Released in 2008, All or Nothing was produced by Butch Vig and recorded on a Neve® 88R desk at Conway Studios in Los Angeles.

Tags: Billy Lunn | The Subways | AMS Neve | Neve 1073SPX | Neve Pre Amps | Butch Vig
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TSL Products Hosts Virtual and Interactive Showcase to Spotlight New Products and Latest Advancements Posted: 20/10/2021
TSL Products Hosts Virtual and Interactive Showcase to Spotlight New Products and Latest R and amp;D Advancements

TSL Products will spotlight its latest product developments in audio monitoring, control systems and power solutions with a virtual and interactive showcase. The new digitalplatform will allow customers to visit a virtual representation of TSL’s tradeshow booth, with access to product demos and exclusive interviews, as well as the opportunity to speak live with product specialists via a custom-built set up based out of TSL’s Marlow office.

Tags: TSL Products | NAB 2021 | virtual tradeshow
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Pebble continues 2021 expansion with new hires Posted: 20/10/2021
Pebble continues 2021 expansion with new hires

Pebble, the leading automation, content management, and integrated channel specialist, is pleased to announce a range of new hires across its business as it continues to build on its successes over the last year. The company announced an impressive set of figures for H1 2021 last month, buoyed by an up-tick in all key financial metrics over the Covid-impacted 2020, including revenue, pre-tax profits, and net cash.

Tags: Pebble | automation | content | channel | hires
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dock10 launches real-time motion-capture solution Posted: 20/10/2021
dock10 launches real-time motion-capture solution

dock10, the UK’s leading television facility, has announced the launch of a new innovative technology solution for broadcasters that enables Augmented Reality (AR) characters to be rendered in real-time in both traditional and virtual sets. 

Tags: dock10 | BBC | Bitesize Daily | AR | Motion Capture
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Scality delivers comprehensive, rock-solid portfolio for Splunk SmartStore deployments Posted: 19/10/2021
Scality delivers comprehensive, rock-solid portfolio for Splunk SmartStore deployments

Scality announced today that it delivers the most comprehensive and rock-solid portfolio of Disaster Recovery-enabled SmartStore ready deployment options as validated by Splunk. To provide enterprise customers with maximum data protection and deployment flexibility, Scality offers three SmartStore-ready architectures spanning single-site to multi-site models capable of ensuring zero recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives for superior delivery of Splunk's mission critical data analytics.




Tags: Scality | Splunk | SmartStore | disaster recovery
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Marketron to Share Keys to Effective Yield Management and Dynamic Pricing in Nov. 3 Webinar for Broadcast Sales Professionals Posted: 19/10/2021
Marketron to Share Keys to Effective Yield Management and Dynamic Pricing in Nov. 3 Webinar for Broadcast Sales Professionals

Marketron, the broadcast industry's leading technology provider for more scalable, predictable, and reliable revenue, will host a Nov. 3 webinar that explains to broadcast sales professionals how they can leverage the power of yield management and dynamic pricing to increase revenues. Beginning at 2 p.m. EDT, "Yield Management in Broadcast Sales: Why It's a Powerful Tool" will offer an overview of yield management and delve into how integrating dynamic pricing into the sales process can drive greater success and profitability.

Tags: Marketron | Yield Management | Webinar | Broadcast | Broadcast Sales
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53% of companies are left exposed to supply chain attacks Acronis Cyber Readiness Report 2021 reveals critical security gaps Posted: 19/10/2021
53% of companies are left exposed to supply chain attacks Acronis Cyber Readiness Report 2021 reveals critical security gaps

Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection,has released its annual Cyber Readiness Report, providing a comprehensive overview of the modern cybersecurity landscape and the key pain points faced by businesses and remote employees worldwide amid the global pandemic. Acronis’ research from last year revealed more than 80% of global companies admitted they were not prepared to transition to remote work – exposing key vulnerabilities businesses must quickly plan and implement solutions for.

Tags: Acronis | cyber security | ransomware | malware | phishing
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