Tieline Technology says several high-profile broadcasters are using its Commander and i-Mix audio codecs to broadcast live from the Olympic Games in Beijing.
Broadcasters such as BBC, NBC, Fox News, NPR, Corus Radio in Canada, and various People’s Broadcasting Stations throughout China, are using Tieline codecs from Beijing, which the company says are “well suited” to sports broadcasting.
Tieline codecs are software configurable and capable of connecting over POTS, ISDN, X.21, GSM, IP and 3GIP networks using interchangeable plug-in modules tailored to each connection transport. The i-Mix and Commander codecs also were used by broadcasters to stream live audio from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, and the 2008 UEFA Champions League soccer competition.
“In Beijing our codecs will be used over ISDN, POTS and IP networks,” said Tieline International Marketing Manager Darren Levy. “This flexibility provides broadcasters with the opportunity to dial over whatever connection transport is available at sports venues and other locations in Beijing and China.”