Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Swedish Football League relies on Broadcast Pix
Onside TV Production, the production arm of the Allsvenskan Swedish Football League, will soon rely on Broadcast Pix Slate integrated production systems to produce daily HD news conferences for each of its 16 teams. The ambitious project includes the installation of small, unmanned HD studios in stadiums across the country that will be monitored and managed by a centralized control room.
Onside TV Production will have a total of 17 Broadcast Pix Slate G 1000h integrated production systems in place, 16 in stadiums across the country and one in the main control room at Onside’s offices in Stockholm. The entire project will be fully operational in time for the 2010 season, which begins next spring.
Each on-site studio will be equipped with two Sony BRC-Z700 HD robotic cameras as well as LED lighting and audio, which can be controlled remotely through the Slate. Locally, someone will have to turn on the power, but the rest of the production will be handled by off-site staff. There will even be a reporter in Stockholm to field questions to team personnel.