Ross Video Powers beIN Sports Network in the Middle East
IROQUOIS, ONTARIO, CANADA—In 2003,
Al Jazeera, the Middle East-based media group, set up a dedicated sports
network to televise international sporting events to viewers throughout
the Arabian Peninsula. In January 2014, the network was rebranded as beIN Sports
and its reach was extended to viewers in
France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the United States and the Middle East in
Arabic, English, French, Indonesian, Spanish and Cantonese.
headquarters in Doha, Qatar, the beIN Sports complex is made up of nine
separate studios that features products from Ross Video,
most notably Ross Robotics solutions. Studio 9, the largest studio on
the site, features a full Ross Furio robotic camera system with 13
cameras that was supplied and installed by regional systems integration
specialist Tek Signals.
One of the most popular programs broadcast from Studio 9 is beIN’s
coverage of English Premier League football on Saturday, Sunday and
Monday. Running throughout the day, the live shows feature multiple
anchors and guests situated on various sets around the studio, making
for a complex rundown. However, Ross’ Furio robotics system allows directors and operators to create
a variety of dynamic panning shots that help keep the show engaging.