UEFA uses new EMG truck for host broadcast production of Super Cup in Budapest

Euro Media Group (EMG) supplied UEFA with one its new next-generation trucks, Nova 103, during the host broadcast coverage of the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest on 24 September, the first time the unit has been used outside of France.

The UHD HDR truck is one of two brand-new twin trucks, Nova 103 and Nova 104, built by EMG this year.

While Nova 103 has been touring around its native France covering major events over the summer for Canal+, the UEFA Super Cup was the Nova 103’s first venture outside of the French borders.

“EMG is proud to have been appointed by UEFA to supply a powerful next-generation truck for the production of the UEFA Super Cup, a very prestigious match between UEFA Champions League winners FC Bayern Munich and UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla FC,” said Francois-Charles Bideaux, co-chief executive at EMG.

He added: “Nova 103 is a state of the art UHD HDR truck. Part of EMG’s premium offer, it is extremely suitable to cover big international events, such as this one.”

Both trucks are equipped for large, high-end sports productions and have been commissioned as host broadcasting trucks for the Euro 2020 tournament which is now scheduled to take place from 11 June to 11 July, 2021.

The company said that, because they are broadcast all over the world, large international sports events such as the UEFA Super Cup require strong processing power, allowing for production feeds in multiple formats and a video switcher suited for simulcast production.

Nova 103 and Nova 104 can output multi-format feeds: UHD 3G-SDI HDR 1080p50, UHD 3G-SDI SDR 1080p50, HD SDI SDR 1080i50 & HD 3G-SDI SDR 1080p50.

The triple extension trucks are both equipped with ultra-modern technologies such as the Grass Valley K-Frame X mixer; the Lawo MC56 mixing console; the EVS Cerebrum control system; and full IP audio and intercom.

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