How has modern sound technology developed in the broadcasting of English football?

Jackson, Bradley (2012) How has modern sound technology developed in the broadcasting of English football? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This report was written to determine what factors have shaped the development of sound technology in English football broadcasts, as well as reveal what equipment is currently in use. This included studying the history of football broadcasts, including the formation of the Premier League, and the implementation of surround sound in coverage. The primary research conducted during this process included attending Premiership football broadcasts to document what microphones were used and their placement during the recording process. The evidence collected includes detailed information regarding microphone use and placement. The study concludes that developments in audio technology are closely linked to advancing visual aspects of broadcasts. An example of this would be the introduction of Sky’s high definition coverage of Premier League matches by 2006. As this was announced, it was revealed that 5.1 surround sound would accompany the high definition pictures. This is just one example where audio technology has altered because of visual enhancements in broadcasting.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Languages and Area Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2012 16:57
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:11
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/9717

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