During the World Cup this summer a joint project launched by the FA saw Sky & IP video solutions providers, Techex launch an off-air live TV and HD event feed to the England team's hotel and training ground while based in Brazil.
Techex are currently the provider of IP-based monitoring and IPTV services to Sky and designed an IP-based system to receive a range of feeds from satellite and HD-SDI at Sky’s facility in the UK. It then transmitted them to the remote network in Brazil before being redistributed locally to set-top boxes over a newly installed IP network at the hotel.
Gordon Roxburgh, Technical Manager, Sky Sports, commented: “We chose to work with Techex as they were able to provide a reliable yet innovative solution, pushing as many as 10 simultaneous channels including multiple HD services down a constrained pipe, and delivering to very tight deadlines”.
Richard Bailey, Technical Director, Techex said: “As a long standing supplier to BSkyB, we are delighted to have had the opportunity to work on this unique and interesting project.”
DTG Staff | 07.08.2014