EBU-operated media content distributor and producer EUROVISION, is mounting its largest ever broadcast services operation, for the FIFA World Cup.
HD signals of all 64 games from 12 stadiums around the country will be distributed to rightsholders throughout the month-long event. For the first time, three games including the final will be broadcast in 4K resolution, using EUROVISION’s global network. The company is also assisting broadcasters to deliver match commentary to viewers by providing data lines via satellite.
Content will be carried via EUROVISION’s fibre optic FiNE network in which 10Gbps circuits will carry over 120 video services from the various venues to the rightsholders and over 30 return feeds in addition to other data and control circuits.
“This is the biggest and most complicated broadcast operation EUROVISION has ever undertaken,” commented Graham Warren, director of network for EUROVISION. “We are proud to be bringing the world’s largest football event, and surrounding activities, to millions of homes around the world.”
EUROVISION Special Events is providing production and transmission services for broadcasters to transmit live or feed recorded material in HD and SD from 10 locations in Brazil. There will also be a mobile feed point to assist broadcasters to cover breaking news throughout the tournament.
In addition, the company will facilitate satellite and fibre transmissions from national base camps including those belonging to the teams from Germany, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, France and Belgium.