The MEDIAPRO Group Relays Broadcast Signal for the European Grand Prix Around the World
MEDIAPRO was once again the official host broadcaster in Spain for the third consecutive year providing international signal relay services for the leading TV networks as well as logistical and technical assistance.
It provided services to a long list of national and international networks in Valencia inlcuding: laSexta, TV3, Canal 9, BBC (Great Britain), FOX (Argentina), Fuji TV (Japan), Globo TV (Brazil), Network Ten (Australia), ORF (Austria), RAI (Italy), RTL (Germany), RTI (Italy), Sky (Germany), Speed TV (USA), TF1 (France) and ZDF (Germany).
The MEDIAPRO group team, made up of 30 staff, provided technical support at the TV Compound, managed the OB vans, as well as the more than 30 commentary positions. In addition, it also set up the play-outs area which was equipped to provide all the typical F1 broadcast formats. The event signal was relayed to countries around the world.
Unitecnic, also for the third consecutive year and just as it had done for the recent Spanish GP held at Montmeló, provided design, installation and technical support services for the broadcast coverage at the TV Compound for the distribution the signal to the international broadcasters. In addition, Unitecnic also provided programme and audio distribution services for the 30 commentary positions set up around the track.
All the services provided were in Full HD, with the entire production being carried out in high definition for the first time. The system was capable of distributing three different signals: WIF (Wide International Feed), NIF (Narrow International Feed) and the programme signal for the big screens set up around the track. The set-up allowed the WIF and NIF signals to be sent to 20 different destinations.
Just as on previous occasions, the demands of the event meant that the entire structure was designed to meet the high levels of quality and built-in redundancy needed for optimal broadcast conditions for the coverage of the race.
Eumóvil, Media Móvil, Medialuso, Mediaconti and GOL T all played their part in the provision of services and the success of the coverage of the event.