Sony is to provide BT Sport with high definition camera and support equipment for the new facility at Queen Elizabeth II Park. The BT Sport facility will broadcast BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN, and is situated on the site of the former Olympic Park.
Sony will supply the facility with three Sony MVS-7000X Vision Mixers, five MVS-3000 Vision Mixers, 15 HDC-2400 studio cameras, as well as the latest Sony TriMaster OLED monitors. The company has worked in partnership with Megahertz, systems integrator on the project, which will launch the new BT Sport channels on 1 August. BT Sport will show 38 live football matches from the Barclays English Premier League, plus FA Cup, UEFA Europa League, as well as a range of new studio debate and information shows such as BT Sport Live.
“Sony has long been at the forefront of broadcast technology for live production and have a strong track record in fitting out the industry’s leading broadcast studios,” said Sony sales director, Dave Dougall. “Working with BT Sport gave us an exciting opportunity to help shape a new sporting broadcaster from the ground up and deliver a best-of-breed technology solution that will guarantee the most compelling coverage.”
Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer of BT Sport, added: “At the core of our new studios build is a spirit of collaboration that brings the best of industry and sometimes competitors working together toward a common aim: to make the BT Sport studios a world-class hub for the best ideas and talent. We believe talent attracts talent and our partnership with Sony has helped us to foster that mindset.”