Star TV deploys Lawo to broadcast the Indian Premier League

Control Room of the Star TV's Indian Premier League broadcast

The most important Cricket competition in India, the Indian Premier League (IPL), will be broadcasted during the next five years by Star TV, an operator that has decided to rely on Lawo for the audio of the project.

It’s true that Lawo has already been part of the IPL broadast. In 2015 offered the first transmission of the competition in 5.1 using Lawo mc²56 digital broadcast consoles with HD Cores. This set-up grew with include 11 more mc²56 console and a number of Lawo V__pro8 video processors to provide an 8×8 video matrix, and 384×384 audio matrix, Dolby E encode/decoding, and cost-effective SDI embedding/de-embedding.

For the upcoming years, Lawo’s participation will continue to gain importance. Star TV has decided to create a new studio for the transmition whose audio is centered on a 48-fader Lawo mc²56 audio console. It also includesa Lawo Compact Core routing populated with three DSP cards, a RAVENNA card for IP link to remote Lawo DALLIS interfacing, a Dante card for interfacing with external Dante devices, and a MADI card with AES In/Out for internal and external interconnects such as MADI to V__pro 8. The studio’s DALLIS I/O frame supports 48 mic/line inputs, 48 line outputs, and 16 AES in/outputs. The setup also uses Lawo’s V__pro 8 video processing toolkit for audio de-embedding/embedding, and also a Dolby-E option for surround production work.

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