World Cup Broadcaster Now Blocking Vuvuzela Blare

Yesterday we explained how to block the 233-Hz drone of the vuvuzela with software at home. Today, Host Broadcast Services, providers of the TV feed of the World Cup, announced that it has increased the EQ filtering on the back end, after viewer complaints about the controversial horn.

“Despite HBS’ core philosophy, which is to provide ‘realistic’ host broadcast coverage reflecting the ambiance in the stadiums, additional audio filtering has been implemented,” the announcement stated.

The BBC, meanwhile, is considering providing two separate audio channels for the broadcasts, one with ambient horning muted and another including the full glory of the vuvuzela.