Universiade gets HD broadcast3 July 2013
As host broadcaster of the forthcoming Universiade in Kazan, ANO Sports Broadcasting (Panorama) will produce a high definition international broadcast signal from 6 July through 17 July, covering 17 out of the 27 Universiade sports. The Games will be broadcast by Russian networks, and RussiaSport.ru will also feature over 1,000 additional videos.
Panorama’s fleet has arrived at Universiade’s 12 sporting facilities, and includes three 24-camera OB vans, four 16-C, and five 10-C vans, seven DSNG units, 13 mobile power units, two mobile depots for special vehicles and a mobile central switch room. A Media Office system will enable recording and processing of up to 64 broadcast signals from a multitude of sources, and provide selection capabilities to sort out the 900-plus hours of footage produced by Panorama. The production team will employ a total of over 290 cameras, including slo-mo and super slo-mo cameras, a Robycam spider camera, cable-suspended cameras and mini- and micro cameras to be placed in spots that are inaccessible for camera operators.
“Producing an HD signal simultaneously from 12 facilities requires a lot of detailed and painstaking work,” said Sports Broadcasting CEO Vasiliy Kiknadze. “Right now the crew and the equipment are fully prepared for the Universiade.”
Around 500 Panorama technicians and journalists will be coming from across Russia and live broadcasts will be shown by channels including VGTRK, Tatarstan New Age, Eurosport and ESPN.