Posts Tagged ‘Sky’

Broadcast Engineering Networking Special!

When it comes to sports, Sky are gold medalists.  They have been broadcasting full HD sports coverage since 2006, and launched Europe’s first 3D channel in 2010. They are pioneers. Last year they completed the Harlequin development, a state of the art,  five storey, $250 million production facility built to house Sport, General Entertainment, Broadcast […]

Audio Mixing for 2D and 3D

BSkyB are arguably the most experienced broadcaster in the world when it comes to live mixing in 5.1. They launched their HD Sky Sports channel in 2006, setting a template for HD and 5.1 production for years to come. They were equally forward-thinking when it came to 3D, and were one of the first broadcasters […]

Harlequin One: a sustainability success story

BSkyB’s new five storey $250 million production facility, Harlequin One, which has been built to house Sport, General Entertainment, Broadcast Ops and Broadcast Services, is reputed to be the most environmentally-friendly building of its kind, with a Class A BREEAM rating. Its green credentials also extend to the equipment it houses, which includes a pair […]

Surround sound in sport at Sky: Ian Rosam

Ian Rosam has been mixing sound for Premier League football at BSkyB since its first season, and has worked through its transition from mono to matrixed surround to full discrete Dolby 5.1. At a recent AES sound for picture symposium, covered in Pro Sound News, he spoke humorously about becoming a world expert in surround […]

Is TV the new fast food?

I was considering the Loudness question recently and had a thought (an all too rare occasion for me). We are all aware that adverts, other programs and other channels seem to be louder than that of the program we are watching. We know that when we flick from one channel to the next that the […]