Keeping Things Under Control
“The PCR receives all the multilateral feeds from the venues, which are then used to create the EBIF and Permanent Highlights feeds, which are distributed through the MCR to MRLs,” explained Julian Bennett, PCR Supervisor.
“We also manage the FIFA MAX Server, which requires constant attention to ensure all media is ingested and published.”
Other duties of PCR staff include checking that the player profile material used to create the line-ups for each match is good for insertion and creating the countdown slates for the EBIF Show.
The MRL Content Exchange also keeps the PCR busy. The Content Exchange Managers bring MRL content to the PCR where it is ingested into the FIFA MAX server, ready for sharing with other MRLs.
In-between all of that there is just occasionally a moment for PCR staff to savour the football flashing past before their eyes…