For the eight days from 12 through 17 August, 150,000 visitors were expected at the European Athletics Championship in Zurich, with another 370 million viewers following the event on TV.
One of Stagetec’s longstanding clients, Technology and Production Center Switzerland (TPC), was in charge of the technical implementation of the clean feeds for all 47 finals. As a result, all audio feeds were provided using Stagetec gear. Swiss Radio and TV Corporation SRG acted as host broadcaster.
For the distribution of the host signal, the International Broadcast Center was based on a NEXUS network consisting of a NEXUS STAR and five NEXUS Base Devices. Seven OB trucks – five AURUS- and two CRESCENDO-based control rooms – were used to capture the action inside the stadium. The OB trucks were connected to a NEXUS network consisting of 16 base stations.
TPC’s HD1, a large OB truck fitted with an AURUS console, was serving as main control room. A second AURUS control room and an additional OB truck with a CANTUS system was stationed in downtown Zurich.
Almost all control rooms commissioned for this event used four DELEC COM3 Commentator Terminals each for multilingual live commentary within Switzerland.