Why Wireless Broadcast is Essential for Live Sports Broadcasters

Why Wireless Broadcast is Essential for Live Sports Broadcasters

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Sports broadcasters work in a challenging environment. Sports fans – in the stadium and TV audiences at home – are a demanding audience. They watch your live sports broadcasts on smart TV’s, insist on seeing every aspect of the action and know what a lip sync delay is.

Wireless Broadcast is Essential

Camera crews need to move around the stadium, arena or track. In stadium sports, you need to catch the players going from the locker room to the tunnel to the field. Not easy to do with wires. Cameramen in the audience stand need mobility as do cameras on the sidelines.

In track (race, horse, etc.) and golf events, a bigger field of play means a bigger field to broadcast. Track and golf events are inherently multi zone events.

Breaking the Lip Sync Barrier

All sports events have multiple giant sized screens on site. Fans at home and in the stadium are watching, and you can’t afford to broadcast a noticeable delay.

Multi Zone Events

Game day is often a “multiple simultaneous game day” for sports broadcasters. In the past, this required a receiver for each zone of coverage. Today, there are Fiber Coverage Extenders that allow you to place antennas and broadcast directly to one receiver, usually located at your stadium control room. Cameras can then roam freely between zones and setup is a lot easier than with multiple receivers.

Sports Broadcasters Wireless Checklist

What are the requirements for high quality wireless broadcast?

  • Sub frame delay of 7 msecs, breaking the lip sync barrier
  • High picture quality in HD and 4K
  • Support for every major format and frame rate
  • Works with every major camera
  • Single and multi zone support
  • Bi-directional radio with per pixel acknowledgement

 

ABonAir’s wireless broadcast solutions are used by sports broadcasters and universities around the world. Below are some of our customers.

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