Streamlining Live Remote Acquisition of the Premier League for the Icelandic Audience
Case Study from MOG Technologies
Fri 22, 01 2021
MOG’s streamlined production workflows have been helping broadcasters worldwide ensure a smooth acquisition and distribution of UHD/QFHD/FHD/HD/SD feeds in multiple formats and resolutions, with its powerful cloud software applications.
Recently, MOG and its Partner Exton has been selected by Síminn, the Icelandic Broadcaster, to ensure the smooth recording of 4 simultaneous HD 3G-SDI channels of the Premier League to fans across Iceland, with an intuitive but powerful remote software.
Síminn hf. is a leading Icelandic telecommunications company that offers communication services for both private and corporate clients, including mobile, home phones, Internet connections, and television. Síminn also runs its own TV channel and streaming services.
Exton ehf. is a knowledge company. The company’s most important sales product is the knowledge of its staff, whether it is the equipment they work with or the customers’ needs. The team counts on years of experience in production and post-production workflows of theatres, events, concerts, broadcasting, and audio/video distribution, and it has been a valuable and efficient MOG partner for the Icelandic market, for years.
Síminn sought to acquire an ingest system to cover its acquisition needs with a solution that was simultaneously powerful, flexible, and cost-effective. One of the requirements was to have the media recorded locally, or to their SAN (Storage Area Network), with additional web preview functionality, so they can guarantee a constant and smooth overview of the incoming signals.
Considering that the acquisition was for a Live Sports workflow, one of the most crucial requirements was to minimize the editing time, as well as the transferring time of the assets. It was also necessary to provide editing and highlights capability while still recording (edit-while-growing), in order to assure a faster distribution on-the-fly.
MOG’s 4PRO mediaREC software, from the MAM4PRO branch, was chosen to guarantee a broadcast-quality acquisition of 4 HD channels in 3G-SDI. The software can be accessed through an intuitive remote html5 UI, thus guaranteeing constant monitoring of the incoming signals.
The operation eliminates the need for a dedicated video recorder hardware while ensuring high-quality video encoding, that can be ready for edit- while-growing – through simultaneous proxy generation – and be ready for distribution in no time.
Each source can have its own separate setup, thus guaranteeing the correctly synchronized multi-camera playback sequence with all the associated media.
4PRO mediaREC is a powerful, cost-effective video recorder that can support UHD/QFHD/FHD in up to 12 SDI/IP Live video in Avid, OP1a, QT, MP4, XDCAM, XDCAM EX, XAVC, FLV, HLS, MPEG-DASH, WebM, MPEG-TS, Matroska, NDI and IMF formats. It is available as a software-only, or in a compact 2RU rack, depending on the customer’s needs.
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