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UEFA teams with TVU Networks for live Champions League Draws

By 29th October 2020 No Comments

The setup created by TVU enabled football clubs to take part in the events from their home locations.

The UEFA Champions League and Europa League Final 8 Draw were remotely produced for the first time this year. The Champions League Group Stage Draw and awards ceremony were also produced remotely.

UEFA brought in TVU Networks to deliver the setup to enable this, after Covid-19 restrictions meant representatives of participating teams weren’t able to physically attend the draws and ceremony at UEFA HQ in Switzerland.

TVU created a ‘turnkey solution’ that enabled participating clubs to attend live from their home locations.

To connect each location, the remote production setup included return audio feeds; feedback elimination for team member interviews; synchronised intercom communication for the camera operators at each site; and transmission with less than one second delay.

To enable this, the production package created by TVU included a camera operator; technical and training support; TVU One mobile transmitters; and the TVU Anywhere mobile broadcasting app.

Live feeds from the remote locations were sent to Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) studio in Geneva for final production and broadcast on the UEFA website and on other major global sport channels.

TVU Partyline ensured the clubs received the video return of the live program output in real-time (less than 100ms delay).

Rafael Castillo, VP of Europe, TVU Networks, said: “UEFA has always been a technologically progressive organisation with the highest standards. And their UEFA Champions League draws are prestigious live events with a huge worldwide audience. There’s no room for error. The success of both events was a solid affirmation of our remote production technology.”

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