Ericsson compression entrusted to power production of Mayweather-Pacquiao match

Ericsson was selected to provide an additional level of support for PSSI Global Services (also dba Strategic Television) and its on-site satellite truck content delivery of the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Saturday night. The installation comprised 13 PSSI fully operational satellite trucks, which were equipped with Ericsson’s AVP 3000 Voyager video processors and RX8200 advanced modular receivers. Ericsson also provided a team of expert satellite production support engineers to assist with the installation of equipment, maintenance and troubleshooting during the broadcast.

Robert Lamb, CEO, PSSI Global Services, said: “This match proved to be one of the great sporting events of the decade, so we are extremely proud that our industry-leading DSNG (Digital Satellite News Gathering) trucks played an instrumental role in delivering video footage to millions of viewers worldwide. Based on our 20 year relationship with Ericsson, we know its technology provides the necessary quality and consistency to help us deliver the best possible experience to high-level broadcasters, content providers and ultimately consumers.”

Dr Giles Wilson, Head of TV Compression, Ericsson, says: “We are delighted to again have partnered with and supported PSSI for this marquee encounter between two of the biggest names in boxing. The combination of our compression and transmission expertise for ultimate performance, with our direct services and support, ensures that Ericsson delivers upon its pedigree as the leader in live video. Ericsson has delivered on-site support for many prestigious events in the past and this is another example of how we offer the right expertise and resources to our customers for any event, in any location.”

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