SIS Racing Channels Installs Grass Valley’s LiveTouch For Replays

SIS (Sports Information Services), a UK-based supplier of 24/7 live betting services, chose Grass Valley LiveTouch replay and highlights systems for its horse and greyhound racing production services.

The Grass Valley LiveTouch system allows just two SIS operators to provide viewers with slow-motion and instant replays while creating, editing, entering metadata and playing back the finished content from multiple racing venues. LiveTouch integrates seamlessly with the rest of the production company's newly automated production workflow, which includes two Grass Valley Kahuna 9600 video production switchers.

Broadcast workflow relies on a LiveTouch Max 2 server and two LiveTouch panels with a Grass Valley FileFlow engine for transcoding camera and file formats. The production team can quickly create replay clips from multiple inputs and store them for later use. Operators can also play them out to a relevant racing channel. Effects such as slo-motion replay are possible with the Live Touch Controller’s T-Bar.

Chris Thornton, SIS Head of Engineering and Distribution said the staff wanted to automate workflows with a system that allowed the best clips to be manually selected with minimal operators. Every clip is available without without copying or storing locally to deliver replays or montage packages quickly and efficiently. The new replay system will be shown at NAB 2019 in April.

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