SP Telefilm using Grass Valley solutions for TV Azteca World Cup coverage

São Paulo production company SP Telefilm is providing broadcast services to Mexico’s TV Azteca to broadcast the games of the Mexican national team in Brazil during the FIFA 2014 World Cup and is using live production solutions from Grass Valley. SP Telefilm, referred to the project by International Media Services Inc., is using its HD OB van to transmit the games via satellite from Santos in the state of São Paulo and from the cities where the games are taking place.

The SP Telefilm mobile unit is equipped with a Grass Valley Kayenne Video Production Centre switcher with 48 inputs, nine LDK 4000 Elite single format HD cameras, one LDK 8300 Live 1X/2X/3X Super SloMo camera, three 4-channel K2 Dyno Replay Systems and a Concerto multiformat routing switcher.

“The production equipment from Grass Valley will not only allow us to capture each match, but will provide stunning, captivating and engaging images to the viewers in Mexico,” said João Carlos Serres, general manager, SP Telefilm. “This is especially true with the integration of our three K2 Dyno Replay Systems, which gives us the opportunity to assemble highlight packages and replays that fans in Mexico will expect from World Cup matches.”

This agreement dates back to 2013 when SP Telefilm and TV Azteca first agreed to produce and broadcast the Confederations Cup. The agreement was then expanded to include the draw of the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil groups, a programme on the host cities of the World Cup and the coverage of the Mexican national team.

“With such an important event as FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil, we are honoured that SP Telefilm has put their trust in Grass Valley live production equipment so that the fans in Mexico can root for their national team,” said Leonel da Luz, vice president sales, Latin America, Grass Valley.

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