This year’s Rugby European Championship is relying on technology from Dejero to produce, deliver and distribute content to the event’s 11 rights holders.
Production company Quality has employed six Dejero EnGo video mobile transmitters across eight European cities to transmit live feeds from six cameras at each match.
Two Dejero WayPoint receivers are located at Quality’s production hub in Madrid where final production including graphics and commentary are added to the feed.
The WayPoint devices reconstruct and decode the video feeds which are entered into a matrix to be shared with the switcher and replay systems. The packaged video is then uplinked to Quality’s satellite provider via another Dejero EnGo from where the rights holders downlink the final content to air.
“The Dejero EnGos remove any vulnerability to network disruptions and outages that may occur on fiber, cable and DSL services by adding resilient wireless connectivity to the stadiums’ fixed-line broadband,” said Santiago José Salgado, executive sports producer, Quality.
“Just two years ago, at the last Rugby European Championships, we used Outside Broadcast (OB) vans to cover key matches, which meant sending a full production crew on site and relying on satellite connectivity,” added Salgado. “Since then, we have developed a lean remote production model which means only the camera operators, a single producer and a single technician are required at the stadiums. Dejero solutions have played a key role in the success of this remote model.”
Quality also uses the Dejero Control cloud-based management system to view device performance. It gives the operations team the flexibility to centrally manage their Dejero equipment on the field from any web browser, enabling them to view their workflow data, preview low-latency feeds, and route live or recorded content to playout and online delivery workflows.
The final of the European Rugby Championship takes place in Amsterdam on March 19th.