Glasgow-based media company ID.TV has purchased a NewTek 3Play 4800 slow motion and instant replay system to improve coverage of Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) matches from its new production truck. The 3Play system was supplied and installed by Sat-Comm Broadcast, which is also supplying and building the compact production SNG (satellite news gathering) vehicle for the SPFL.
ID.TV was contracted to provide streaming output such as goal montages, highlights and viral clips for SPFL’s YouTube channel and has also supplied footage from some Rangers League One matches to STV and BT Sport for football preview packages.
David McNeil, managing director, ID.TV, said, “We looked at many of the popular instant replay systems out there but none offered the incredible price-performance of 3Play. Plus, space is at a premium in the truck and the streamlined nature of the 3Play system and controller make it an ergonomic as well as economic fit.”
3Play4800 is a multi-camera live sports replay system that aims to enhance the viewing experience by engaging audiences with slow-motion, instant replay, in-game highlights and realtime social media publishing.
McNeil added, “Historically ID.TV produced a lot of football coverage but largely with single camera shoots. Now we are shooting multi-camera, and we can bring up to eight camera feeds into the 3Play which gives us great choices to replay the goals from several angles. It instantly gives the coverage a high quality look.”