LiveU Brings Ballito Pro International Surf Event Live to a Global Audience

Date: 05/07/2018
LiveU Brings Ballito Pro International Surf Event Live to a Global Audience
Ballito Pro, and its production team White Hot Media, have partnered with LiveU to provide dynamic live coverage of the world’s longest professional surfing event taking place annually on the KwaDukuza coast in South Africa. LiveU’s portable LU600 HEVC units were used to provide comprehensive coverage of the main surfing competition and different aspects of the event, including extreme sports and music concerts, soaking up the 14-day event’s unique festival atmosphere. The event, presented by Billabong, was streamed live every day to the World Surf League website and Facebook page, which has over six million followers.
Roaming cameras with LiveU units were used on the beach, around the different venues, and even on a jet ski to capture the surfers riding the waves close up. LiveU facilitated more layers to the production with various multiple shots streamed live every day.
Greg Kitto, Producer, Ballito Pro, said, “In the past, we were limited by fiber connectivity which meant we weren’t free to roam around. In this 50th edition celebratory year, we were determined to bring more of the event to our followers around the world. LiveU’s bonded cellular technology has offered us greater portability and reliability, enabling us to stream high quality video from new angles. The images have been amazing, enabling our viewers to experience all aspects of the festival online. We took the production to the water for the first time ever in a World Surf League QS 10 000 event and were able to show the beauty of Ballito from the surfers point of view. 2018 saw us increase our online viewers and attracted new TV audiences, with live feeds used by the international media.”
The international surf competition attracts The World Surf League’s top ranked performers, together with the cream of South Africa’s men, women and junior surfers for the 14 day festival of high performance action in the waves of Willard.
Yaal Eshel, VP Sales, LiveU, said, “We’re delighted to have an important contribution in this amazing sporting event in South Africa. Ballito Pro has all the ingredients for engaging an online audience, with its beautiful scenery, music, atmosphere and world-class surfing competition. Seeing the feed from our LU600 HEVC streaming live from the jet ski truly illustrates the power of the live experience.”


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Interra Systems, a leading global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, today announced that DMC, an Egyptian media company with entertainment and sports television channels, is using Interra Systems’ BATON® file-based QC solution to bring increased scalability, flexibility, and consistency to its QC operations. BATON provides ultra-precise, automated video, audio, and closed caption checks to improve DMC’s content quality.

Tags: Interra Systems | BATON | automated QC | media monitoring
Submitted by Dundee Hills Group
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CRYSTAL VISION SHOWS FLEXIBLE IP PLATFORM AND REDUCED-PRICE CHROMA KEYER AT IBC 2018 (STAND 2.C28) Posted: 17/07/2018
CRYSTAL VISION SHOWS FLEXIBLE IP PLATFORM AND REDUCED-PRICE CHROMA KEYER AT IBC 2018 (STAND 2.C28)

The MARBLE-V1 media processor is the industry's most flexible solution to video over IP. Crystal Vision's IP products are software apps which run on MARBLE-V1 hardware, with apps that are bought with the hardware able to be replaced with different apps as needs change – helping broadcast engineers to make the most of their budgets.

Tags: Crystal Vision | IBC 2018 | Video over IP | Safire 3 | chroma keyer
Submitted by Crystal Vision Ltd.
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TV 2 expands use of IDS at Bergen and Oslo facilities Posted: 17/07/2018
TV 2 expands use of IDS at Bergen and Oslo facilities

Norway’s largest commercial broadcaster, TV 2, has extended its use of IPE’s Intelligent Display System (IDS) to its sister broadcast and production facilities in Bergen and Oslo.

The IDS system has been deployed and expanded at TV 2’s studios, galleries, and offscreen commentator rooms at the Bergen and Oslo sites to provide information and control throughout each facility.

Tags: TV 2 | IPE | Intelligent Display System | IDS | Broadcast | Production | IPTV Video Feed | Workflows | Reuben Such | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
Submitted by Manor Marketing
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