Sky Sports chooses NEXIO server for interactive programming

Sky Sports' new broadcast facility in London has installed 10 Harris NEXIO servers and eight NewsFlash networked editors to provide highlights packages for BSkyB's interactive sports channel, Sky Sports Active. The new facility will provide the control room capabilities for live sports programs, including international cricket and UEFA Champions League football coverage.

The NEXIO production system forms the backbone of two newly enhanced operating control rooms at the Sky Sports Active facility. Integral to the production system are the NewsFlash editors, which allow highlight packages to be cut quickly and played to air almost instantly through the NEXIO servers. Sky Sports allows its subscribers to select alternative camera angles, access a wealth of statistics, review match highlights and even choose between live matches and place bets through their set-top boxes.

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