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Studio Technologies Enhances Broadcast Audio for Southern Methodist University

Announcer's Consoles and Audio Interface Deliver Clean-cut Audio and Flexibility for Broadcasts Streamed to National Networks

Southern Methodist University (SMU) basketball’s production team, MustangVision, has been streaming its games to ESPN Plus and utilizes two Studio Technologies Model 214 Announcer’s Consoles in its basketball arena, Moody Coliseum, as well as a Model 46A Intercom Interface, located in the central control room on the fifth floor of the football field, Ford Stadium.

SMU more recently started broadcasting to ESPN Linear, including ESPN+, ESPN2 and ESPNU, and the production team was required to support more strenuous technical demands. With the new plan to stream to these national networks, one of the main challenges MustangVision faced was that the ESPN Linear network had additional redundancy requirements for on-air talent audio over what they were currently deploying. After turning to Digital Resources, a premier full-service AV integration company that MustangVision had previously worked with, MustangVision chose the Model 204 Announcer’s Console as the solution.

“We had to figure out the redundancies and make sure we had the appropriate equipment on hand,” says Spencer Jones, Director of MustangVision, SMU Athletics. “Digital Resources recommended we once again turn to Studio Technologies since we were already familiar with their products. While the Model 214 was not in stock, due to COVID-related delays at the time, they did have the Model 204 available. Stock availability continues to be a factor in spec’ing and acquiring equipment, and we are grateful that Studio Technologies took the time to find us a comparable solution for our application. Once we had the product in our hands, we realized it had everything we needed.”