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Delivering TV-Quality Sports Digital Broadcast with Reduced Footprint and Set-up Time, for Multi-Platform Delivery
Elevating the Game
In the fiercely competitive world of amateur sports, delivering top-tier digital broadcasts within budget constraints and limited resources poses a formidable challenge. The Ottawa Sooners, a CJFL football team in Ottawa, encountered this dilemma. With a dedicated commitment to offer their fans TV-quality sports digital broadcasts, they turned to iSiLIVE to find innovative solutions.
Meeting Challenges Head-On
To address these challenges, iSiLIVE, equipped with industry-leading technology, stepped in to deliver a groundbreaking solution by introducing a Remote Integration (REMI) production approach to enhance the quality of the Ottawa Sooners’ digital broadcasts.
Reducing Setup Time: The first challenge was to reduce setup time. iSiLIVE realized that synchronizing end zone cameras with the rest of the production gear was a time-consuming process. To streamline this, iSiLIVE brought the primary video feeds from the field back to the REMI suite, using multistream encoding to ensure synchronization via timecode. This allowed us to record and encode end zone camera footage using two singular streaming solutions, transforming these feeds into valuable additional video assets. This approach eliminated the need for extensive on-field equipment and significantly reduced setup time. The REMI suite played a pivotal role in handling replay and graphics, elevating production quality to a professional sports level.
Maintaining Production Quality: The second challenge involved maintaining production quality with sports commentary on-site while keeping a small production footprint. This required a custom audio kit design, including local headsets, local ambient audio, and control room communications. This comprehensive setup facilitated live replay for on-site commentators, enhancing the production quality without the need for a full production suite on-site.
By understanding the client’s specific priorities and challenges, iSiLIVE not only met but exceeded all expectations with maximum efficiency. Innovative solutions, such as REMI production, cutting-edge encoding, and eCDN technology, showcased how amateur sports can achieve cost-effective, professional sports digital broadcasting even within budget and space constraints. With iSiLIVE, the Ottawa Sooners Football team successfully delivered TV-quality digital broadcasts, enriching the viewer experience and setting a new standard in the world of amateur sports digital broadcasting. Contact us to discover how our digital broadcast solutions can support your live events.
“iSiLIVE’s commitment to delivering high-quality digital broadcasts has truly elevated our game and the experience for our fans and followers. Their expertise in capturing the action on the field and presenting it in a dynamic and engaging way not only helped us reach a wider audience but also enhanced the overall viewing experience for our fans.”
– Ottawa Sooners Football
Reduced Setup Time: Slashed by 50%
Compact Footprint: Equipment Weight Down by 33-50%
iSiLIVE Products and Services Utilized
Replays & Graphics
Live Commentators & Archive Hosting
NOC (Network Operations Center) Support
Multi-bitrate Adaptive Support