Just in time for the start of this recently past 2016-2017 season, Scotttrade Center, home to the St. Louis Blues NHL hockey team, upgraded the video control room that supports the center-hung video score board with a full complement of broadcast production solutions from Grass Valley.
In its role as host broadcaster of the UEFA Champions League final from Cardiff, BT Sport deployed EVS XT4K live production servers for the UHD-4K production workflow. At the same time the servers were used to drive HDR workflows, delivering both higher resolution and dynamic range to create a more engaging viewing experience for millions of fans.
Russian broadcaster LiveSignal.Ru has chosen servers from Slomo.tv to provide all replays during its programs. Based in California, Slomo.tv was selected for its ability to support progressive scan images as well as providing 12 3G SDI replay channels, compared with just four for many other systems, according to the company. This means the broadcaster needs just one replay operator instead of two or three.
SAM’s LiveTouch replay and highlights system was used by BT Sport for the 360/VR UHD production of the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday, June 3. It’s another win for SAM’s LiveTouch system over EVS systems following FOM’s decision to kit out Formula One host broadcasts with LiveTouch.
ELEMENTS, German-based developer of storage solutions, is adding 25/100 GbE connectivity in its server and storage appliances for 4K workflows.
While there’s been a lot of talk about 4K production, the majority of it has been completed by mobile production trucks producing live sports and entertainment programs. Production studios, with their legacy of HD gear and infrastructure, have cautiously upgraded parts of their facilities to new cameras, switchers and other devices, but a wholesale migration from HD to 4K has been slow and strategically calculated.
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