Broadcasters in Poland and the Netherlands are employing production technology from FOR-A to bring all the action from Qatar to viewers.
The company is supplying kit for temporary fly-away studios as well as outside broadcast trucks.
Media Mania is providing a truck built around the FOR-A HVSー2000 3 M/E and 2 M/E production switchers, together with FOR-A routing and multi-viewers. Cubic Media’s outside broadcast units are equipped with the FOR-A HVS-490 switcher. All are capable of providing a complete 4K Ultra HD workflow.
Other providers active in Qatar include Pro TV, which is providing studio facilities for Argentina, and Wise Concepts, which has both flyaway kits and an outside broadcast truck on site. Both have architectures including the HVS-2000 production switcher, along with multi-viewers, routers, and signal processing from FOR-A.
As well as covering the studio facilities for a broadcaster from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Cubic Media is also providing all the video facilities for the Saudi fan zone. Major Gulf broadcasters have invested in new FOR-A switchers, including the HVS-6000 native 4K production switcher designed for major Ultra HD events, said the company.
Mohammed Abu Ziyadeh, FOR-A, regional manager, Middle East and Africa, said: “Everyone around the world shares the host broadcast feed of the matches, but they all want to add their own style and flavour, with the presenters and experts familiar in their home markets adding news and analysis of the action.
“To do that, many are building temporary studios around Qatar to house their local productions,” he added. “FOR-A production switchers, routers and video infrastructure products are ideal for this sort of application, because they pack all the facilities you need into an intuitive and compact design. We are excited that football fans from Argentina to China are enjoying the spectacle via FOR-A technology.”