KBS deploys Riedel for Universiade Gwangju
KOREA: Host broadcaster for the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade in South Korea, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), called upon equipment from Riedel Communications to produce the international broadcast feed for the event, providing the flexible transport of HD video, data and intercom signals throughout the competition.
‘The Universiade is unique in showcasing the passion of the world's youth for sport, as well as their skill and competitive spirit, and it was essential that we provide a host broadcast feed that would capture the atmosphere at the games,’ explained Yong Suk Cho, general manager of the OB Team at KBS. ‘True to its reputation for performance and reliability, the Riedel equipment played a central role in our production of this dynamic international event.’
Riedel supplied a MediorNet Compact real-time media network comprising four frames – an Artist digital matrix system including keypanels and beltpacks, a Performer digital partyline system with headsets, a RiFace universal radio interface and more than a dozen radios. The entire system provided communication among production staff using both wired and radio systems, in addition to the simultaneous transport of multiple HD feeds between the OB compound and aquatics venue. The Artist system was used by the broadcaster in a ‘typical’ International Broadcast Centre (IBC) setup, with ports serving all aspects of the IBC – from incoming feeds to QC, transmission, and operations.
‘We are proud to play a role in supporting the world's most prestigious sports competitions and in bringing compelling broadcasts of these events to worldwide audiences,’ said Marc Schneider, director of global events at Riedel Communications. ‘The deployment of our MediorNet, Artist, Performer, and RiFace systems for the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade again demonstrates the value our integrated communications and signal-transport solutions bring to live-event production and broadcast applications.’