Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – Victoria-based MXZN joins Paralympic Media Consortium

With access to athletes limited and a smaller media presence in Tokyo, MXZN stations will be placed in multiple venues to act as remote digital content capture hubs.  (CNW Group/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

MXZN has joined the Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium as an official partner, alongside CBC, Radio-Canada, AMI, Sportsnet, and digital partners Twitter and Facebook. With access to athletes limited and a smaller media presence in Tokyo, MXZN stations will be placed in multiple venues to act as remote digital content capture hubs. The easy-to-use tech features an interactive touchscreen, high quality camera, external microphone, lighting, and an adjustable height, with athletes able to speak directly into the camera following their competition. The resulting video can then easily be shared on a variety of social media platforms or with broadcast and media outlets. 

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