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MediaCorp Singapore gets ready for the Youth Olympic Games with EVS Systems

Youth Olympic Games from August 14 to 26 in Singapore

MediaCorp will use its fleet of five EVS XT[2] series servers for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games, which will take place in Singapore from August 14 to 26, 2010. The EVS systems will be used for the slomo replays, live editing and highlights package creation.

MediaCorp, the Singapore-based Media and Television Group, will be the official free-to-air broadcaster of the inaugural Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. The broadcaster will also cover live competitions on a daily basis for the Singapore market. The company will use 5 HD EVS XT[2], totaling 30 HD channels.

The EVS servers and associated software applications (LSM and IPDirector) will be operated by the MediaCorp production team during the two weeks of Youth Games competition and will also be used for live coverage of the inaugural and closing ceremony.

“MediaCorp is in a unique position to relay the inaugural Youth Olympic Games to Singapore audiences. It can do so at anytime, anywhere, through a variety of platforms. As the official free-to-air broadcaster of the YOG, we are honored to be able to play a part in bringing all Singaporeans together for this landmark event. In order to provide the very best live coverage, the company needed the most advanced technology in terms of speed of action and reliability. EVS servers and their related software systems combine these features and, once again, will be at the heart of our live productions, offering excitement and pleasure to viewers across the world”, said Ronnie Chng Tee Kwang, Vice President.

About EVS

EVS Broadcast Equipment is a leader in the design of hardware and software 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.