The 11th edition of The World Games took place in Birmingham, Alabama, USA between July 7 and 17, 2022.
This multi-sport games gathered around 3,600 athletes from over 100 countries. The World Games was originally planned for 2021 but postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The production company ISB produced the television signal and were also in charge for selling the worldwide broadcasting rights. Close cooperation with the Olympic Channel also ensured that stories of the Games were transmitted to all parts of the world.
ISB deployed AEQ's AoIP CrossNet Intercom System for the technical coordination and for the Commentary Audio a combination of the AEQ Olympia 3 AoIP Commentary Units and portable IP AudioCodecs Phoenix ALIO were used. Additionally the Olympic Channel in Madrid were using the AEQ VENUS 3 IP Codecs with local AoIP for the commentary program audio and coordination with commentators in Birmingham.
On the other hand, there were federations with their own technical equipment such as the World Flying Disc Federation opted for the new AEQ TALENT ultracompact IP audiocodec for their Commentary and production coordination.
AEQ Olympia 3 represents a breakthrough in Commentary Systems, providing greater flexibility and adaptability to different event sizes. This way, Olympia 3 has been designed to suit large events with hundreds of commentary positions at the same venue, as well as more modest installations where it may operate as a stand-alone unit or in an OB Van linked to an AoIP Intercom System.
AEQ Crossnet is a compact, intercom matrix with IP connectivity, based on Dante technology, compatible with the new AES 67 standard, carrying high quality audio suitable for broadcast. It also has high quality balanced analogue audio inputs and outputs and includes support for Kroma's legacy IP panels and interfaces with compressed audio, and for Kroma panels with digital audio link.
AEQ Phoenix ALIO is a dual stereo channel portable IP audio codec. It has been specifically designed for sports broadcasts. Its design, compact, and resistant to pressure, shock, and even liquids, is optimized for use outdoors where treatment cannot always be sufficiently careful. This portable mixer consists of four microphone inputs with switchable phantom power, two line inputs and outputs, two headphone outputs, volume control and TX/RX mix, individual bass and treble control adjustment for each input channel, plus full duplex communication, with one stereo channel back and forth.
For more info abour the World Games, please visit www.theworldgames.org
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Notes: Press Release - AEQ - 28/09/2022