Production team based at a gallery in Dock10 for FA Cup fourth round
OB specialist Arena Television and Dock10 studios have completed a live trial of a new virtual gallery solution with BBC Sport for the fourth round of the FA Cup.
BBC Sport’s production team was based at a gallery in Dock10, meaning a reduced amount of crew and kit needed to be sent on location to the FA Cup matches.
Joe Noonan, commercial manager at Arena, said: “Our comprehensive remote gallery solution gives the production team the same control over production values as if they were at the event, with this trial’s success demonstrating that it can deliver sport as seamlessly as being on site.
“Broadcasters face ever increasing competition in delivering live sport to audiences and remote galleries enable a reduction in cost while also reducing the environmental impact.”
Andy Waters, Head of Studios at Dock10, said: “By being based in our galleries at the dock10 studios our customers can manage multiple games and events on the same day from one site. With the appetite for reducing travel and increasing efficiencies, this has the potential to be the new standard in sports broadcasting.
“As all of the camera feeds are sent to our gallery, we can also provide multiple alternative live feeds to audiences and different versions of a game for different channels. As we explore the many potential advantages that the remote galley solution can provide, the success of our live trial with BBC Sport is a confident step in this new direction.”
The trial followed months of technical testing between Arena Television and Dock10 studios.