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Asian Games employs 130 EVS servers

11 November 2010
Asian Games employs 130 EVS servers

Guangzhou Asian Games Broadcasting (GAB), the 2010 Asian Games host broadcaster will use 130 EVS servers for its live operations, including multi-camera recording, live replays and highlight editing at various venues of the event.

Production teams, including 22 Chinese TV stations, will use a total of 130 EVS SD/HD servers and their live production controllers to cover the Games, which will be held in Guangzhou, China, from November 12 to 27.

In total, the host broadcast, together with the other local broadcast service providers, will deploy 46 Outside Broadcast Vans, of which 28 are HD vans. Some 130 XT servers from EVS will be at the heart of the production of over 2500 hours of HDTV content. XT2 servers controlled by the LSM remote for live replays and on-the-fly editing, and IPDirector for production networking and media management, including rough cut editing and file transfer. All the OB vans have been provided to the host broadcast by existing EVS customers.

“Chinese broadcasters have acquired strong technical skills and significant know-how in live production, gained namely from their experience during the 2008 Olympics games. This allows them to provide top-quality live coverage for key sporting events, such as the Asian Games in Guangzhou. The host broadcaster and the Chinese broadcast organizations preference for EVS live production technology for the production of the Games underscores their plan to offer viewers the best live experience possible,” said Luc Doneux, head of big events at EVS.

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