Sennheiser Helps 2016 Brits Breach The Final Frontier

At this year’s Mastercard Brit Awards, Adele might have scooped four awards and Lorde’s David Bowie tribute might have made headlines; but Sennheiser just made history.

Held on 24th February at London’s O2 Arena and broadcast nationwide live to an audience of over two million, the Brits saw Sennheiser’s Phil Cummings (Artist Relations) and Andy Lillywhite (Customer Development and Application Engineer) working together to support the event’s artists and technical production company Britannia Row Productions.

These undercover artists rarely get the credit they deserve for their work. But Sennheiser made news this time. The equipment was used by all performing acts and hosts, and also from space!

The latter was a pre-recorded nominations listing read by British astronaut Tim Peake from aboard the International Space Station. For this he used a wired Sennheiser e 835 microphone with SKP 500 plug-on transmitter.

Phil Cummings put the wonder to words: “It was also fantastic to see Tim Peake using the e 835 wired microphone too from the ISS. Although we have supported the Brits for 14 years, there are always new challenges to overcome and new boundaries to break. The fact that Sennheiser helped Britain’s first astronaut to read nominations from ‘the final frontier’ was a real privilege.”

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