Sky on Pole Position with Carbonite Black from Ross

Sky on Pole Position with Carbonite Black from Ross

Last weekend’s season debut race in Melbourne for motor racing’s premier formula also saw the introduction of a new production switcher to Sky’s latest UHD Gallery in Isleworth, West London – The Carbonite Black from Ross Video. This new gallery will be used for a variety of sports programming, including Sky’s UHD coverage of the entire 2017 F1® season, and the Carbonite Black is an integral part of the gallery’s UHD workflow.

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Commenting on the new switcher, Mike Ruddell, Sky’s Head of Sports Technology said, “When used for the F1® UHD workflow this control room operates very differently to what we’ve done before. As such we had a great opportunity to try something different on the equipment front. The Carbonite Black was a good fit for our requirements particularly the way we could use the ‘Dashboard’ product to create a simple user interface. This gallery is designed to operate with minimal crew so simplicity and reliability are key. It was good to see how quickly our teams got up to speed on the operation of the switcher with great support from the Ross team."

Oscar Juste, Ross Video’s Director of Sales in EMEA, is very pleased to be working with Sky. “The Carbonite continues to enjoy success as the world’s best-selling midsize production switcher range, and the Black version is one of the most flexible and versatile performers we’ve ever made. We’re naturally very happy that Sky are using the Carbonite Black – last week’s coverage of the Melbourne race looked fantastic – and we’re looking forward to developing our relationship with Sky across Europe and working more closely with them."

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About Ross Video
Passionate about live production, Ross Video designs, manufactures and delivers dependable technology and services that power exceptional live video productions seen by billions of viewers around the world every day. Ross Video’s goal is to make it easy for customers to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, legislative assemblies, entertainment shows and rock concerts, and inspiring content for houses of worship.
 
Relentlessly innovating, Ross Video delivers the world’s widest range of products and services for augmented reality and virtual sets, mobile live-event solutions, real-time motion graphics, robotic camera systems, social-media management, production switchers, routers, infrastructure products, video servers, newsroom systems, terminal equipment and more.
 
Ross products and services are designed to offer best-in-class system integration and unmatched customer choice by both working together seamlessly and integrating tightly with third-party solutions.
 
Ross Video has offices around the world, and provides free-for-life telephone support staffed by technical experts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year—even for products bought on eBay. Recognizing the time-critical nature of the broadcast industry, all Ross employees are empowered to provide “whatever it takes” customer service, even down to renting helicopters when necessary to deliver needed parts and service.

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