​Perseus Behind UHD broadcast of El Clásico

Spanish media group Mediapro broadcast the recent El Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Madrid’s Bernabau in UHD using V-Nova’s compression scheme Perseus for contribution links.

The broadcast was aired on Canal+ Liga channel via Telefonica’s Movistar+ Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) service.

The Mediapro managed project saw UHD live footage encoded at the stadium by a V-Nova Perseus-powered P.Link solution and contributed visually lossless content with latency at 240 Mbps over a 1 Gbps telco fibre connection to the Movistar Master Control Room (MCR) in Madrid. At the MCR, a P.Link server decoded the signal, which was then distributed to Canal+ Liga viewers in Spain and France.

“We chose V-Nova’s solution because it is the only commercially available video compression solution that can contribute multiple visually lossless video feeds over our 1 Gbps telco circuits,” confirmed Mediapro links company Overon. “It performed flawlessly, playing a critical role in the very first ever live transmission of El Clásico in UHD.”

"Operators and broadcasters wishing to deliver live sports in Ultra HD to their viewers today can only realistically do so by using their current contribution data links in a more effective way,” said Guido Meardi, V-Nova CEO & Co-Founder. “As a reliable, compatible and interoperable upgrade to the existing infrastructure, Perseus' low-latency visually lossless contribution solutions offer service providers, operators and broadcasters, alike, the ability to deliver UHD services to paying customers economically and in record time – often within weeks - while also being ready for future additional upgrades such as HDR.”

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