L’Equipe deploys Calrec for live mixing, commentary and sports programming

The solutions 36+8 Summa and Brio36 of Calrec have been implemented by the Parisian TV sports channel L’Equipe, which is part of the French sports news media company L’Equipe 24/24. The devices are used for live mixing, commentary and sports programming including biathlons, rallying, cycling, judo and the Pétanque Championships.

The control rooms, commentary booths and intercom system and consoles are connected via Dante Networks. Additionally, the two consoles are linked through a Calrec Hydra 2 network with a modular rack. The Summa has two Dante cards with one for the Brio, with Hydra 2 allowing shared console resources with up to 512 channels per link.

This is how Alexis Bougault, Audio Technical Manager at systems’ integrator EUROMEDIA, describes the project: “We wanted to offer our client something that was modular and that was therefore easily expandable; L’Equipe is continually growing so this was important. The consoles benefit from an excellent price/performance ratio and work without complex ongoing configuration with the addition of other interfaces easy to achieve.”

Patrick Vautier, Technical Manager with L’Equipe, also wanted to say: “The combination of the Summa and Brio36 work perfectly because they use the same software that’s very popular with the L’Equipe team. Operators are often called to work in either control room so this is crucial. With features easily accessed via a touch screen, the consoles are intuitive and very refined to use.”

“The sports broadcasting market is incredibly vibrant and dynamic and we’re seeing considerable activity. We’re really pleased that L’Equipe is taking advantage of our easy to configure networking capabilities, shared console resources and intuitive user interfaces” added Karl Chapman, International Sales Manager at Calrec.