Sky Sports has embarked upon an ambitious technology upgrade
Much lauded for the quality standards and innovation that has set for televised sport, Sky Sports has embarked upon an ambitious technology upgrade to bring about not only operational improvements in day-to-day sports highlights coverage, but also in terms of output abilities on TV and new media platforms.
The upgrade project at the new Harlequin 1 HD production facilities covers all ingest, production and play out workflows, including highlights editing and online storage infrastructures. The new Sky Sports HD production infrastructure will be relying on EVS Instant Tapeless Technology to power live and near-live HD studios, as well as its interactive and highlights production suites.
The four production studios at Harlequin 1 will be using four HD video broadcast servers and four HD studio servers, all controllable by eight director suites, including editing modules, for content management, browsing, clip creation and fast turnaround editing.
The new technology will also be used for new media production and delivery, with workflow relying on ten servers operated for ingest and play out, and controlled by the content management system. Recorded media, clips and edits will be shared in a central near-line storage system, which provides 20 Tbytes storage capacity, including proxy media.
A total of eighteen edit stations will be used for the creation of highlights packages (including graphics) with direct access to the central storage platform. Once finalized, EDL’s from the editing machines will be sent to the XS servers for HD conforming and direct play out.
EVS tapeless systems will also be implemented for Sky Sports’ SportaCabin, a production area dedicated to live and near-live highlights editing for the Premiership and UEFA Champions League. The production will be supported by eight servers, eleven HD editing workstations and eleven on-the-fly editors for halftime and post-match analyses.
Commented Darren Long, Director of Operations at Sky Sports.
The real benefit of having a new HD tapeless infrastructure covering ingest, edit and playout is that you can maximise the use of content throughout different platforms very quickly and efficiently.
EVS, with its expertise in live productions and sport broadcasting, has demonstrated the value of its tapeless technology and proven on more than one occasion that it can meet the challenges of such an important project.
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