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NEWS 07/2019

We guarantee for rock solid BBC live transmission from Wimbledon


The Fascinating Wimbledon Championships 2019 are over now. While players we're battling for every point to find the winner, one thing was already clear. The DHD 52XR MADI Router is once again the match winner and reliable workhorse of BBC live outside broadcasting at Wimbledon. As DHD distributor for Great Britain, Thum + Mahr has equipped the BBC with the DHD system in use and is responsible for technical support.

For years, the BBC OB has been relying on the DHD 52XR MADI Router delivered and supported by Thum + Mahr. It interconnects all Wimbledon venues via fibre optical cables. Connecting every court, the interview areas, and all FX and TX feeds, all Wimbledon areas are linked by the DHD router in an easy to install and technically perfect way. This year, the BBC is sending up to 32 feeds to their Salford studios for remote production. That means that compared to previous years, less staff has to be present at the tournament itself.

Chief Strategy Officer Stefan Mertens about the partnership with the BBC at Wimbledon: ”Tennis fans are getting top level quality of broadcasting and are able to enjoy and share their passion for their sport. It is a pleasure to be involved in such an iconic event with one of our services“.



"We provide the DHD 52XR MADI Router solution for BBC OB Wimbledon because it is very flexible to set up, intuitive to use and very efficient. Saving costs is always a major target for broadcasters like the BBC, so we are glad that we could reach that rise in efficiency with the help of our DHD solution for BBC outside broadcasting", explains Stefan Mertens.


At Wimbledon DHD touchscreens are used for routing and monitoring of all feeds on each court and within the international broadcast center on-site. With the help of the touch control the presenters can easily select the right broadcast network line package for each venue. For example by a simple touch on a virtual button on the DHD touch panel, the related FX/TX and TB lines can be selected. Graphical displays on the DHD TFT touch device allow for complex sound operations, like gain, EQ, dynamics.