Alpha Video Fits UCF for Digital Replay

The Sports & Entertainment Group of Alpha Video recently finished installation of a state-of-the-art digital replay control room for Bright House Networks Stadium at University of Central Florida.

Alpha's Sports & Entertainment Group worked with UCF on planning for the project for more than two years before construction of the new stadium began. The multidefinition control room includes equipment from Ross Video, Panasonic, Pro-Bel, Avid and others. It is currently used in standard-definition, but can be updated to high-definition as needs change.

"We built Bright House Networks Stadium with efficiency and expandability in mind," said John Kvatek, director of video services for the UCF Athletics Association. "Jeff [Volk, director of the Alpha Video Sports & Entertainment Group] and Alpha Video were able to come up with a terrific design that will allow us to produce football games on Saturday, Coach's Shows and other TV programming during the week, and will allow us to connect all of our team sports facilities over time."

The stadium sprawls across 25 acres and seats more than 45,300. As the home of the UCF Knights, it is part of a $60 million project that included financing costs, reserve requirements, infrastructure, roads, parking and practice fields for football, soccer and baseball.

The facility was chosen to host the 2007 Conference USA Championship Game, in which the UCF Knights defeated the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 44–25.