Infostrada Sports Produces UEFA Europa League Final

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Infostrada Sports – a leading full service sport and media company – will produce the UEFA Europa League final on behalf of RTL Netherlands and the UEFA.

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During the UEFA Europa League final on Wednesday May 15 the eyes of the world’s football fans will be turned to the Amsterdam ArenA. This year the football clubs Benfica and Chelsea have qualified for the final of this prestigious European tournament.

OBVan Compound at the UEL Final 2013 in the Amsterdam ArenA

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In addition to facilitating host broadcasting (comprised of three different video feeds) distributed globally, Infostrada Sports will also produce a studio program for the Dutch broadcaster of the final – RTL 7 - and will produce Stadium TV. Infostrada Sports has chosen United as the technical supplier, a Dutch company with extensive experience in delivering facilities for complex and major international sports events such as parts of the Olympic Winter and Summer Games.

One of the three United OBVans - OB14

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To ensure optimal quality of the footage of the UEFA Europa League final, Infostrada Sports started its preparations in August of 2012 and will make use of the following equipment:

-    36 cameras, including 4 super-slomo cameras, 2 extreme slomo camera, one spidercam (camera attached to 4 cables above the pitch), 4 remote controlled cameras (2 on rails behind both goals and 2 high up in the stadium), 2 wireless steadycams and one gyroscopic stabilised camera in a helicopter.
-    3 recording vans, including the OB14.
-    All images recording in HD quality and Dolby Surround.
-    80 commentary positions for radio and television.
-    30 kilometers of cables.
-    5,000 square metres of area for all television facilities.
-    7 days of setting up all television facilities.
-    A team of 175 production staff.

The full production is led by Infostrada Sports' TV director Danny Melger.

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Danny Menken, CEO Infostrada Sports said: "It is very special that a Dutch company is responsible for this spectacular operation, with the production being visible all over the world. We are hugely proud that RTL Netherlands and the UEFA have chosen Infostrada Sports as the producing party. I am convinced that together with United we will successfully complete this project. It will be a true television spectacle."

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“United is proud to assist Infostrada Sports during this prestigious event and to help make a success of this technically complex project. Our crew of 80 tv production specialists are fully prepared for the UEFA Europa League final and we look forward to once more show our added value in facilitating live event productions, ” said Rene Delwel, COO United.

RTL 7 will broadcast the final from 20:00 onwards on May 15.

ABOUT INFOSTRADA SPORTS
Infostrada Sports, the leading full service sports and media company, offers innovative and unique services to the sports industry. Infostrada Sports is active in producing, distributing, publishing and monetising sports data and video content across multiple platforms – and consults its partners on how to get the most value out of their rights and sports content. Among others, Infostrada Sports partners consist of sports federations, event organisers, rights agencies, broadcasters and media publishers.

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