Champions League Final at Wembley: Massive Deployment of EVS Technology for Record-Breaking Audience


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Champions League Final at Wembley: Massive Deployment of EVS Technology for Record-Breaking Audience

Wembley Stadium

The 2011 UEFA Champions League Final that was played on 28 May at Wembley Stadium gathered an impressive technical deployment with 40 cameras and 12 stereoscopic camera positions to broadcast live content to more than 300 million viewers in over 150 countries.

As the host broadcaster, Sky Sports syndicated its HD and 3D coverage to 19 different broadcasters from around the world. In partnership with NEP Visions and Telegenic, the British satellite sports broadcaster employed 27 EVS XT series servers, including the new XT3, controlled by MulticamLSM software for multi-camera ingest and live editing functions, such as clipping, Live Slow Motion and the first-ever 3D SuperMotion replay. Sky Sports also used Epsio, EVS’ instant graphic solution for live football, which allows LSM operators to insert a virtual offside line in their instant replays or add free-kick circles and the distance to goal in real-time. As a result, fans were able to watch the exciting action in not just 2 but 3 dimensions.

New Development

All-in-One News Production System Xedio Flash

At the NAB show last April, EVS introduced Xedio Flash: a new production package for news broadcasting, offering a real plug and play toolkit for multiple fast turnaround production operations. Easily transportable, this latest solution from EVS offers a complete newsroom setup in a single package. Furthermore, Xedio Flash guarantees instant access to media and seamless integration with third-party systems due to its genuine production technology and advanced API solutions.

EVS’ all-in-one news production package was recently selected by KM, the French production company in charge of TV Festival de Cannes, for the exclusive coverage of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Xedio Flash is currently being presented in 13 cities throughout Europe and the Middle East via EVS’ Newsroom in a Box Tour.

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Breaking News

EVS Provides Past & Present Tennis Action at Wimbledon 2011

EVS will once again deploy its industry-leading production solutions at The All England Tennis Lawn Club Wimbledon Championships, working with various partners to provide major international broadcasters, including BBC Sport, with host broadcast services. EVS servers will also record the first ever 3D coverage of the gentlemen’s and ladies’ Wimbledon finals and, working alongside partners IMG Media and Timeline TV, EVS will provide instant searchable access to archive footage from the last four Wimbledon tournaments.

EVS Media Production Systems Deployed for World’s Biggest Music Event

Being the pinnacle of TV production within the European Broadcasting Union, the Eurovision Song Contest is the world's largest non-sport television production with more than 125 million viewers in over 45 countries. Every year the Eurovision Song Contest is testing the limits of live television broadcast technology.

This year’s contest took place at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf and was televised live by national broadcasters Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) and ARD German Television. Over forty-five hours of PGM and ISO feeds were recorded natively on 7 EVS XT2 production servers as Avid DNxHD® codec files. The feeds were controlled by IPDirector, EVS’ content management suite, which was also used to create highlight packages and synchronize the playout of live and recorded content. And thanks to an additional XT2+ server with external storage, participating artists were able to play back rehearsals in their rooms to review the sound, lighting and performance before going on stage for final judgment.

Upcoming Event

IT Broadcast Workflow – 5 July at America Square Conference Centre in London

EVS will be sponsoring the upcoming IT Broadcast Workflow conference that is organized by TVBEurope and will be held on Tuesday 5 July in central London. This one-day event gathers public and private broadcasters, production companies, as well as post-production and facility companies to talk about migration from videotape to IT platforms.

For this event Denis Grison, Digitisation Project Manager at ARTE France, has been invited by EVS to speak about his daily experience with tapeless ingest workflows and MXF File Mastering.

If you are interested in attending the conference and would like to benefit from a 20% discount, please include the following discount code when booking: SPO20.

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