MAP provides complete production services, from creative concepts to delivery. Emirates Draw is a live draw and entertainment programme, broadcast each Sunday in prime time. Now, with MAP’s flyaway production system, it broadcasts from a different location each week.
MAP was already familiar with the FOR-A range of production switchers, but once negotiations started it became clear that the company could provide a large part of the technology platform in readily integrated equipment. The complete solution delivered to MAP included the HVS-490 production switcher, MFR-3000 routing switcher with multiviewer, Insight servers and Envivo replay management, ClassX graphics platforms, and multi channels signal processor.
Emirates Draw is currently produced in HD, but a major benefit of the FOR-A architecture is that it can be upgraded to 4k Ultra HD at the flick of a switch. The system is built on SDI (with quad SDI for 4k when required) which allows rapid configuration at each location, and the ability to use existing infrastructure when the programme uses fixed facilities at Dubai Studio City.