TSL provides DMI with surround solution for tennis coverage

Rebecca Hawkes | 16-10-2013

UAE broadcaster Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) has employed 5.1 surround sound in its television coverage of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

"DMI has employed two HD OB trucks for sports and event production for a few years. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, however, was the first time we made an attempt to go into surround sound production," said Saleh Lootah, chief technology officer, DMI.

"We chose the SoundField DSF-B system for the job as part of a product evaluation that went very well. We simply used the SoundField signal mixed with commentary as the sonic bed for the show, adding in a few well-placed effect microphones. The sound quality was excellent and we had no phase issues whatsoever upon metering," he added.

Provided by TSL Products, the system comprised a DSF-2 microphone, DSF-2 controller/pre-amplifier and DSF-3 digital surround processor.