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Sky Sports Continues to Place Confidence in EVS for Live OB Operations

Telegenic and NEP Visions upgraded EVS servers and associated software for multi-camera ingest

Sky Sports, Britain’s leading sports broadcaster, has upgraded EVS XT[2] servers and MulticamLSM software to incorporate HD, 3D and additional production tools, such as Epsio, EVS’ new graphic overlay solution, for their outside broadcast operations, including live coverage of the English Premier League.

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In an effort to enhance their live productions, Sky Sports has installed in OB units of Telegenic and NEP Visions upgraded EVS servers and associated software for multi-camera ingest (including action from high-speed cameras) and live slow motion replays. Sky has also equipped the OB units with Epsio, EVS’ new software application, which operates with the LSM remote controllers, allowing operators to swiftly insert virtual offside lines in their instant replays and add other graphics in real time, such as arrows that measure the distance to goal, free-kick circles, team logos and the score.

Darren Long, Director of Operations at Sky Sports: “EVS provides innovative and reliable technology that produces the finest live action replays available. The reactivity and power of the systems, along with the ease of migration to 3D and the integration of live graphic tools, also explains why we continue to work with EVS”.

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Mike Snell, EVS Sales Manager for the UK, Ireland and Israel, adds: “We are extremely proud that Sky Sports continues to use our products as their preferred solution for live production systems in OB units as well as in studios”.

About EVS

 EVS Broadcast Equipment is a leader in the design of hardware and software solutions for the production and playout of sport, news and TV programs in both live and near live environments. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting, and its Instant Tapeless Technology is now widely used in nonlinear editing and High Definition Television the world over. The company sells its branded products in over 70 countries and is capable of providing services in any region. EVS is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

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