Sports production company Whisper has opened a new UEFA Broadcast Centre at its offices in Kew, London.
The company took over the ground floor of its Kew HQ office in June 2021 and prepared a production workflow in order to be ready to deliver content for the start of the season in August.
The hub has seven Adobe edit suites, one Avid Pro tools sound suite and voice-over booth and an in-house QC suite.
“We have diverse fibre connectivity that allows us to deliver the weekly magazine shows and puts us on-net with NEP Connect’s Anylive fibre network,” Bethan Evans, head of broadcast operations at Whisper, tells TVBEurope.
“Power was significantly upgraded to include a 30kVA UPS back up system. There is a large open plan production area, where our broadcast and digital teams are able to work collaboratively and efficiently in one space.”
Whisper’s dedicated broadcast production team is led by creative leads Chris Grubb and Richard Horne, who bring 20 years of experience covering football for BBC, ITV, FIFA and UEFA. Chis Wallwork, James Leith and Chris Bridger-Linning lead the editorial content with Kay Satterley as production executive and Katherine Kissane as senior production manager.
As well as working on UEFA’s broadcast production, Whisper is also delivering digital content to viewers across the world, as part of a multi-year agreement, including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and new UEFA European Conference league, as well as the UEFA Nations League and European and World Cup qualifiers.