2018 FIFA World Cup: Leader selected by 4K UHD broadcasters and telcos

Leader’s LV5490 4K/HDR multiscreen waveform monitor has been chosen as a master reference test instrument by several European public service broadcasters screening key games from Russia in UHD.

“The LV5490 has established itself as the preferred choice of many broadcasters and major OB companies covering large-scale events such as the current football tournament from Russia,” said Leader’s European regional development manager, Kevin Salvidge.

“LV5490 instruments were fielded at the beginning of the year for one of the biggest OB projects in the 2018 sports calendar, also at the UHD-HDR Bundesliga tests in Germany, and most recently for broadcast coverage of a major league football final from the NSC Olimpiyskiy stadium in Kiev.

“4K coverage of the latest tournament commenced with the opening match which saw Russia’s five-nil win against Saudi Arabia at the Moscow Luzhniki stadium.

“A total of 28 games will be covered in 4K, up to and including the final on July 15. UHD transmissions are being carried by a number of broadcasters and telco providers on dedicated 4K feeds as well as via satellite.”

Leader’s LV5490 offers 4K, UHD, 3G, HD and SD test and measurement features in a half-rack-width by 4U portable unit with a high definition 9-inch front-panel monitor. According to the company it provides all the capabilities needed to implement the full potential of high dynamic range in both HD and UHD.

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