beIN SPORT Teams with wTVision’s ChannelMaker to Launch Two US Channels
beIN Sport has recently chosen wTVision’s ChannelMaker to launch two new channels for the US market: beIN Sport HD and beIN Sport Ñ. These channels bring all the live game action, news, and analysis of the top soccer leagues around the world.
Together with Imagina US, wTVision’s partner and leading broadcast service provider, wTVision offered an end-to-end service to its client, to build these channels from scratch.
ChannelMaker’s highly modular architecture allows the client to integrate external broadcast technologies to build a flawless workflow to suit their current and future needs. All video source management and routing was made possible through ChannelMaker’s plugins for each individual component in the “project”.
In this project, ChannelMaker interfaces with VizRT’s Media Asset Management system (VizRT VME), which provides access to all avalilable media and with a K2 video server from Grass Valley, to manage the channel’s Playout tasks.
ChannelMaker monitors each playout’s availability of media and triggers transfer requests between VME and the K2s as needed.
To switch between video server and live video sources, ChannelMaker controls a Video Router from Snell.
For graphics playout, ChannelMaker is controlling a Vizrt Engine and everything is key’ed and mixed in an imagestore from Miranda Master Control.
On live shows, the real-time graphics are controlled by Studio CG, wTVision’s cross-platform Character Generator, which provides beIn Sport the flexibility to add new graphics to their daily shows at any time, without the need for programming or project integrators while providing smart editing forms to allow operators to input data easily and efficiently.
When covering a soccer match, Football Stats CG is used to collect data and to produce live graphics with updated statistics.
Liberty Cablevision’s customers will now see beIN SPORT’s exclusive coverage of all the top soccer leagues and tournaments from Europe and South America, including games from Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1, South American World Cup Qualifiers and Copa America 2015. The network will also carry the away games for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team in the qualifying rounds of the 2014 World Cup.
beIN SPORT’s English and Spanish networks will be available as part of Liberty’s basic service package on standard definition channels 94 and 95, respectively. The networks will also be part of the cable provider’s premium HD package on channels 224 and 225. In addition to its linear TV networks, select beIN SPORT content will be available on demand via Liberty Cablevision’s website.
“beIN SPORT is a new, unprecedented sports network that guarantees first row access to the electrifying stars and unmatched play of international competition with games that can’t be seen on any other channel,” said Yousef Al Obaidly, managing director of beIN SPORT. “Our original and exclusive programming is designed to let viewers ‘be in’ the game and feel they are part of the international sports community. Once they experience our network, we know Puerto Rican sports fans won’t want to miss a minute of their favorite teams and players.”
Exclusive World Cup Coverage
beIN SPORT also has an exciting slate of live, exclusive coverage of World Cup qualifying soccer in the Americas this Friday, Oct. 12. The schedule features the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team versus Antigua & Barbuda from Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua as part of the CONCACAF tournament.
Also on tap for soccer fans is complete coverage of the CONMEBOL South American World Cup qualifying tournament, highlighted by soccer superstar Lionel Messi leading Argentina against Uruguay. Games will be televised on both beIN SPORT and beIN SPORT en Español.