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UEFA Deploys AVIWEST Solution for Select Live UEFA EURO 2020 Coverage Across Europe

Mon 02, 08 2021

AVIWEST’s Bonded Cellular Ecosystem Was Used to Broadcast Live Official Team Training and Press Conferences From The Tournament

SAINT-GRÉGOIRE, France — Aug. 2, 2021 — AVIWEST, a leading provider of live video contribution solutions, was appointed by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to support selected off-venue events, including official team training and press conferences from Europe’s biggest football show — UEFA EURO 2020 — using a bonded cellular ecosystem. With 51 matches held in 11 host cities across Europe and a difficult sanitary environment due to the COVID-19 global health crisis, this year’s event was extremely challenging to prepare for and deliver.

UEFA used the AVIWEST solution to deliver additional match day 1 programming, enabling broadcast partners to effectively showcase the UEFA EURO 2020 official team training sessions and press conferences for their increasingly digital audiences. UEFA leveraged AVIWEST’s PRO380 bonded cellular field units, StreamHub transceiver, and Manager unified management platform to address its mobility, flexibility, and reliability challenges. AVIWEST also provided UEFA with SIM cards and data, and accompanied their broadcast team throughout all stages of the project, including expeditions across Europe, team training, installations, and follow-ups with a 24/7 support service.

The AVIWEST PRO3 Series enabled UEFA’s host broadcast team to securely provide live high-quality feeds over aggregated cellular networks. They were also able to use IP networks to send first-class images from the field.

In the master control room, the AVIWEST Manager enabled monitoring and control of the entire AVIWEST system including fields units, StreamHub transceivers, and third-party equipment via a single and intuitive web interface. Through an advanced set of functionalities, AVIWEST Manager provided UEFA’s production team with vital information about device performance, resource availability, and potential data consumption warnings. The Manager also allowed easy video routing through simple drag-and-drop and the booking of StreamHub outputs (SDI or IP) for dedicated transmitters.

“The AVIWEST Manager offers greater flexibility, efficiency, and simplicity than other systems on the market, so it was the perfect match for UEFA’s remote live video production requirements,” said Alexandre Augereau, area sales manager at AVIWEST. “We are proud of the support that our team of experts provided to UEFA. During the event they worked together closely to streamline UEFA’s workflows and help them to reach their goals.”

More information on AVIWEST and its products is available at www.aviwest.com.

About AVIWEST (www.aviwest.com)

AVIWEST is a world-leading provider of IP-based video contribution systems. Powered by proprietary, patented, and two-time Emmy® Award-winning intelligent IP bonding technology, our reliable solutions have been adopted by 1,000-plus broadcasters, online media, news agencies, social media companies, and first responders in more than 100 countries to cover breaking news and live events.

AVIWEST’s history of innovation includes the world’s first portable cellular video transmitter, the world’s first live video transmission over a 4G network implementing QoS, and the world’s first live 4K video transmission over a 5G network. Using the 5G versions of AVIWEST’s powerful and lightweight bonded cellular transmitters, video professionals can deliver live news, multicamera sports, and events coverage with greater efficiency, higher quality, and cost-effectiveness from any part of the world.

Headquartered in Saint-Grégoire, France, AVIWEST offers professional worldwide support for its products and cloud services through local and international sales offices and distribution networks across more than 160 countries.

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