UHD Playout for IPBC's Soccer Tournament Coverage

Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp. With 4K HDR Playout Solution

MX1's 4K HDR playout solution will enable the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp. (IPBC) to deliver live, Ultra HD coverage of the 2018 World Soccer Championship in Russia.

Source: MX1

The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp. (IPBC) will use a 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) playout solution designed by MX1 to deliver live soccer coverage from stadiums in Russia. Fully redundant and automated, MX1's solution encompasses playout, advanced graphics, encoding, and channel delivery services in 4K HDR, and will be fully managed 24/7 by MX1.

"The World Cup is the most prestigious soccer tournament in the world and the most widely watched sporting event globally. This is the first time that all 64 matches will be captured in 4K HDR, and being able to deliver such a high-quality viewing experience is a real coup," said Cory Korkos, chief technology officer at IPBC. 

MX1's playout solution is completely automated to streamline the recording and cut-to-cut editing process for IPBC's live sports coverage. The playout solution also offers 1+1 redundancy, live feed insertion, integration with an external Israeli studio, broadcast pre-recorded content, logos, counters, slide insertion, and as-run logs.

The IPBC will also simulcast tournament coverage on its Arabic language channel, Makan 33.