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NEWS EDUCATION Massive communications network at Winter Games R iedel Communications, a leading provider of real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, have announced that the company’s MediorNet fiber-based network supported the transport of HD video and audio signals, data, and Riedel Artist intercom signals throughout the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A Riedel Mass Cast deployment including 14 transmitters and thousands of receivers and earpieces provided support during the opening ceremonies and will support performances during closing ceremonies. “Riedel’s flexible, reliable, and powerful equipment has become the preferred signal transport and communications solution for high-profile large- scale live events,” said Marc Schneider, director of international projects at Riedel Communications. “The solutions we’re providing in Sochi build on the successful deployment for the London Games, and we are confident that they will serve as yet another example of how Riedel expertise and technology helps live event producers put on amazing and unforgettable shows”. www.riedel.net Harvard University builds new sports broadcast workflow B lackmagic Design have announced that Harvard University installed six ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4k switchers as part of a new production workflow supporting the broadcast of Harvard athletics to the Ivy League Digital Network. These switchers join other Blackmagic Design products at Harvard, including the Compact Videohub, Micro Videohub, ATEM Television Studio and several Mini Converters. Initially, the new workflow is being used to broadcast and stream the Harvard tennis season, with an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4k installed at each of the six indoor tennis courts located at Harvard. Each match is streamed directly to the Ivy League Digital Network, a new nine channel network that includes live and on demand content from a variety of sports across all eight United States Ivy League schools. TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 87 MARCH 2014 | 21