CJP Broadcast captures FA Women’s National League Playoff Final
CJP Broadcast Service Solutions has completed a live HD video production of the FA Women’s National League Playoff Final. For the first time, the match was streamed live online globally by the BBC on the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer, bringing wider exposure for the third tier of women’s football in England.
Held on Saturday 21 May at Edgeley Park, home of Stockport County FC, the final was played between Southampton Women FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers WFC, respective champions of the FA WNL Southern and Northern Premier Divisions. The teams were contesting for the National League title and a place in next season’s FA Women’s Championship. Southampton defeated Wolves 1-0 to secure promotion.
“We were commissioned by the FA to work with the BBC based on our proven experience in the sports sector,” commented sales & marketing manager Kieran Phillips. “This includes Step 2 (National League North & South) of men’s non-league in football and Tier 2 (Championship) in women’s football. We were also commissioned by the FA to produce content around the FA Cup Semi Finals and Final for two years in succession.
“We deployed a complete transportable solution for the WNL Playoff Final, including four JVC cameras and a CJP live sports production system. System operation was in the capable hands of our technical manager James Ruddock, with supporting technician Louis Shaw plus freelance camera operators Paul Farrell and Alex Queen. We also received very welcome assistance from Edge Hill University and Sunderland University students who in return gained important experience of working on a live OB project on contribution cameras three and four.”
Available in several versions supporting up to eight camera inputs, the CJP live sports production system provides a wide range of production and streaming capabilities. Its facilities include ISO recording, four-layer graphics, transitions, real-time replay, slow-motion replay, on-the-fly highlights creation, advert insertion, clip insertion and audio mixing.