Sky Sports News selects Mobile Viewpoint as their primary technology partner for their national and international live video over IP contribution network. Sky Sports deployed 10 WMT Agile 2.0 R systems to facilitate the coverage of live sports news from the different regions in the UK and international events. At the same time multiple WMT decoders are added to the current WMT servers at the Sky MCR in London to receive all WMT live streams simultaneously.
The first deployment took place on the 4th of August celebrating the start of the UK football season on 92Live day. Live crosses were conducted with all 92 Clubs in the English Football League and nationwide coverage was possible with all WMT systems in production including a 12 hour live feed from a helicopter.
Mobile Viewpoint and Sky Sports News have been working together for several years with international live broadcasts of live sports events around the globe. This successful cooperation is rewarded by the permanent deployment of 10 units.
Quote Ian Brash, Technical Manager of Sky Sports News
“Extensive testing of all the major brands over 30 months showed that the Mobile Viewpoint range best matched our news gathering requirements. Their willingness and ability to write custom software enhances our user experience and matches our unique conditions. This is technology whose time has come.”
Quote Michel Bais, Managing Director of Mobile Viewpoint
“Our cooperation with Sky Sports News has a long history with coverage of events outside the UK from France, The Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium, Slovenia, Republic of Ireland, Dubai, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh and we are delighted that we are now part of the day to day live production of news.”
On Sky Sports News:
Launched in 1998 Sky Sports News has broken and followed many of the biggest stories in sport over the last seventeen years. The 24 hour seven days a week news service now provides up to the minute analysis of all the stories that matter across the world of sport across TV, on our website skysports.com and across social media. The news service is also synonymous for its coverage of the final day of the transfer window, women’s sport as well as its in depth reporting of the key issues affecting Sport today.
On Mobile Viewpoint:
Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of solutions for both the broadcast and security industries. Based on their H.264 and now H.265 HEVC codec implementations, combined with patented technology, allowing for HD video to be transmitted over bonded IP connections. Customers include major broadcasters, such as BBC, Al-Arabiya, Sky Sports News , NBC Sports.
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