World Taekwondo Championship makes new Russian outside broadcast van Start
TV and Radio Company Start is a broadcaster of major sporting events in Russia, including football, volleyball, handball, basketball and many others. In order to improve the quality of sports production, TRC Start has upgraded its new ОB van with eight Grass Valley LDX Flex cameras and XCU base stations.
Cameras were purchased through local integrator OKNO-TV, which helped TRC Start with all the steps of OB van building, including the design, preparation of the technical and project documents, supply of the equipment, installation, commissioning and coordination of the work process. The complete solution is designed to best meet audience needs, while providing good flexibility.
The company found that Grass Valley cameras showed the best HD quality and offered unique user functions, and as a result determined they were the best fit for a sports workflow in accordance with the latest international standards and requirements. In addition, TRC Start uses the K2 Dyno S replay system and LDX XtremeSpeed 6X camera system when needed in projects.
Grass Valley solutions were used for the broadcasting of the World Taekwondo Championship in Chelyabinsk (May 12–18, 2015), where TRC Start was a host-broadcaster. The new OB van’s first broadcast was in April 2015 at the Kremlin Palace, where the European Championship Professional Latin-American Dance was held.
Over the course of less than a month the company was involved in the broadcast of many major events such as European League basketball, semifinal matches of Russian Cup football, qualifying match of the European Championship in handball between Russia and Hungary, and Gala-match of Night Hockey League with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.