Broadcast RF on the ball using Vislink 4K UHD RF broadcast equipment for the opening ceremony of UEFA EURO 2016
On Friday 10th June 2016, at the opening ceremony and first match of the UEFA European Football Championships 2016, Broadcast RF provided UEFA host broadcast (HB) with live 4K UHD aerial pictures. Broadcast RF are a specialist RF hire company employed by UEFA to provide wireless camera and helicopter downlink facilities for UEFA EURO 2016.
UEFA EURO 2016 consists of 24 European teams, playing a total of 51 matches, across ten venues throughout France. Broadcast RF have equipped each stadium with HD wireless camera systems attached to the camera heads to cover team arrivals, the match and the fan zone.
The stadiums will also be installed with helicopter reception equipment to receive any of the five UEFA helicopters, each installed with an Aerial Camera Systems (ACS) Shotover F1 (HD/UHD) or HD Cineflex V14 (HD) and a Broadcast RF supplied Vislink transmission equipment.
A 4K UHD camera system (ACS Shotover F1 with Sony F55 camera) and 4K UHD RF downlink technology will be used in the helicopters for the live broadcast of the opening match, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of UEFA EURO 2016. The new Vislink UltraLite HEVC encoder system within airborne downlink solution will provide UEFA broadcast partners with razor-sharp live 4K UHD aerial images.