Euro Media France likes the oval ball
France: With a resurgent French team heading into the Rugby World Cup semi finals at the expense of a truly woeful and misfiring England squad, it’s appropriate to note that once again the French audiovisual services provider will be omnipresent for this season’s rugby matches.
Its teams are present in New Zealand for the World Cup and a production platform has been set up for the pay-TV channel Canal+ prior to the start of the event. In France, three broadcasters have secured the rights to air the RWC: TF1, France Télévisions and the Canal+ Group.
Euro Media France supplies all of the broadcast feeds for all the matches on Canal+. Since August 29, the team based in Auckland at the IBC on the Sky NZ television premises, has created an entire audio/video node (centre) as well as an Avid post production unit from scratch in contrast to the UK’s ITV which kept editing operations in the UK). They will be operational until the end of the event on October 24, 2011.
Euro Media France together with its subsidiaries DVS and Symah and also ACS (the English subsidiary of the group) is able to offer on-demand digital content enhancement (specific equipment, slow-motion LSM systems and Orad graphics).
Back home in France, rugby is also part of the agenda for Euro Media.
Its partnership contract with Canal+ now renewed for the next five years, Euro Media France broadcasts since the end of August several 2011/2012 rugby season championships, namely the Top 14, the Heineken Cup and the the Pro D2 as well as the European Cup.
Also on the programme, the weekly broadcasts of the home matches of six cities (Bayonne, Biarritz, Bordeaux-Bègles, Brive and Stade de France-Racing Métro) and all the French Top 14 premier league matches.
Euro Media France who joined forces with some leading French service providers (SFP, VCF, DVS and Symah) some years ago is now omnipresent in the field of sports. In addition to domestic rugby, Euro Media also covers the Tour de France, Roland Garros and some of the Six Nations Tournament matches.
In the French territory alone, twelve OB trucks are available of which six are equipped for HD production.