One moment please while we configure for you...

Welcome to RTS. Please specify your country so we can customize your experience.

The Americas
Asia & the Pacific Rim
the Middle East, & Africa
Latin America
RTS Telex

RTS/TELEX communications underpin live broadcast of royal wedding from Monaco

September 19, 2011
The wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock will be remembered as one of the media highlights of the year 2011: countless TV stations all over the world broadcast the entire ceremony live. In fact, the passionate enthusiasm of the population of Monte Carlo spilled over into neighboring France with no less fervour, with over 7.5 million viewers following the proceedings live in the Hexagon on July 1st and 2nd.Well-schooled in the handling of major events, the French broadcasting enterprise AMP Visual TV Group was awarded the TV production of the wedding. They responded by using resources suited to the majesty of the occasion, deploying no fewer than three outside broadcast vehicles and a 136-man team to provide its various customers – France Télévision, TF1, and TMC – with sound and images of the highest quality.

A key role in the logistics of the live telecast was played by communications: with the outside broadcast vehicles parked a good kilometre from the various locations in which events were unfolding (the palace, the church of Sainte Dévote, the Hotel du Palais, and the Hotel de Paris), wireless communication was therefore the best suited choice, and the size of the team posed a real challenge to the communications system selected. "We had 136 technicians on site," explains AMP Visual TV Group’s Audio Operation Manager Pierre Barbier, "so we needed interference-free and reliable equipment. After all, if things go awry in events such as these, there's no second take!"

For this reason, RTS/TELEX equipment was employed in all three OB trucks: In the "Enterprise", a 96 x 96 Advanced Digital Audio Matrix (ADAM) and various keypanels from the KP12 and KP32 ranges (KP32, KP-32-6 and KP32 CLD) supported the broadcast for France Télévision. In "Truck G", a 48 x 48 ADAM matrix along with twelve KP-32 and KP-12 keypanels performed the same task for TMC.  In “Truck 8" an 80 x 80 ADAM with eighteen keypanels (KP-32, KP-32-16, KP-12 and KP-412) did the honors for TF1 – all of the systems have previously proved their quality and reliability countless times in the transmission of high-caliber events such as the Olympics, the World Cup, and the Super Bowl, all followed by vast audiences worldwide.  Here, at the Monegasque society event of the season, these systems once again performed flawlessly. "The production ran like clockwork, with no technical hitches whatsoever," reports Nico Lewis, RTS/TELEX's Senior Sales Manager. "The AMP Visual TV Group has been a faithful customer of our French distribution partner Pilote Films for many years.  This is clearly why they opt for RTS/TELEX intercom systems in 17 of its 22 outside broadcast vehicles."

snapshot, lf/gm, September 2011 


Related products

Full-Size Modular Matrix Intercom
The full-size ADAM matrix supports up to 272 + ports with a single 7RU frame and ADAM can be linked to configure multi-frame systems of up to 880 ports. ADAM frames support the widest variety of audio interface cards in the industry, including AIO, RVON VoIP, Omneo and MADI.

Related Articles

RTS intercoms provide Sky Italia with full-track communications at MotoGP Austria
Italian broadcast specialist ONE TV provided the RTS intercom system to Sky Italia for race week productionFlyable production system uses ADAM-M modular matrix for compact, seamless production communicationFast setup, flexibility and flawless performance have earned RTS a permanent place in ONE TV fly systems and OB trucksStraubing, October 2017 For its coverage of the relied MotoGP race series, broadcast specialist ONE TV relies on RTS intercoms.
RTS intercoms support innovative League of Legends live eGaming telecasts in the Netherlands, producer of Inside eSports, brings the global trend of live eGaming competition to Fox Sports in the NetherlandsAn RTS Zeus matrix intercom solution plays a critical role in assuring flawless communications throughout the 4.
NBC Olympics selects RTS as its broadcast intercom provider for its production of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
First Olympics use of RTS OMNEO TechnologyBurnsville, MN (April 18, 2016): NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected RTS to provide broadcast intercom systems and support for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 - August 21.
ONE TV MotoGP coverage assisted by RTS intercoms
The Italian broadcast specialist ONE TV relies on RTS intercoms for its communicationsEach MotoGP motorcycle road race is followed by millions of viewersRTS ADAM-M modular intercom matrix forms the heart of the system Rome/Straubing, September 2015: The Italian broadcast specialist ONE TV is relying on RTS intercoms to support its MotoGP coverage for Sky Italia, including an ADAM-M mid-size modular intercom matrix, color display keypanels and microphones.
Cloudbass relies on RTS comms for new CBOB1 truck
Cloudbass extends fleet with new HD-capable CBOB1Clients include Sky, BTSport, ITV, IMG and BBCCommunication inside the OB truck is secured by an ADAM intercom matrix from RTSRipley/Straubing, October 2014 Ripley-based Cloudbass is one of the largest outside broadcast providers in the UK.
Enrique Iglesias 2014-013.jpg
RTS secures communication for Isle of MTV Malta
Isle of MTV attracts 50 000 visitors to Malta with concerts by Nicole Scherzinger and Enrique IglesiasUnited responsible for recording of event for TV station MTVOn board the OB12, RTS equipment assured communications between United staffValetta/Straubing, October 2014 Each summer, Malta’s capital Valetta becomes the home of over 50 000 music fans from all over Europe.
Positive IBC 2014 for RTS with world premiere of OEI-2
RTS celebrates world premiere of OMNEO External Interface-2 at IBC 2014Focus of RTS booth laid on OMNEO-compatible products and trunkingAmptown System Company, INC System Integrations and TRU-FI Electronics honored with “Distributor of the Year” awards and “Technical Support Excellence Award” Amsterdam/Straubing - A record show attendance, massive interest in the latest OMNEO products – the annual International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), which ran this year from September 12th to 16th, once again lived up to expectations of RTS.
World-class tennis from Wimbledon with NEP Visions and RTS
British broadcast service provider NEP Visions provided host broadcasting services and domestic coverage for The Championships from WimbledonFor the tennis highlight of the year, systems from RTS were used – including, for the first time, an OMNEO network“Everything ran flawlessly from the first service on,” reports NEP’s Paul Fournier.
RTS OMNEO External Interface-2 celebrates world premiere at IBC 2014
OEI-2 (OMNEO External Interface-2) allows the migration of existing RTS equipment to OMNEO media networking architectureSupport for both USOC or 586B wiringLow-profile, user-friendly, mountable design  Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 12, 2014: RTS Intercom Systems is pleased to introduce the OEI-2 (OMNEO External Interface 2) at IBC 2014.
RTS+ OMNEO at Microsoft Production Studios
Dante-based audio networking brings a new era of digital audio routing and control to video broadcast production Looking back, it can be difficult to remember that many of the technologies we now see as having been inevitable were not long ago in their infancy, their future prospects uncertain.

RTS is part of the Bosch Communications Systems family of brands, offering the world's most complete portfolio of professional audio and communications solutions.

Share this with:
E-mail Email