SVG On Demand: Fox Sports, Aspera, Telestream Dissect Their Delivery of the FIFA World Cup

The IBC-hosted panel featured Fox Sports' Reed Kaufman, Aspera's Mike Flathers, and Telestream's Ken Haren

FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup delivered more video to US viewers than was broadcast in the four previous FIFA World Cups combined, while greatly reducing its remote production costs. How’d they do it? A panel discussion at last month’s IBC show moderated by SVG’s Ken Kerschbaumer laid it all out.

From left: SVG’s Ken Kerschbaumer, Fox Sports’ Reed Kaufman, Telestream’s Ken Haren, and Aspera’s Mike Flathers.

WATCH: FOX Sports Revolutionizes Delivery of the 2018 FIFA World Cup [FULL PANEL]

This full conversation looks at how FOX Sports delivered incredible viewer experiences by streaming live HD and UHD video across unmanaged IP networks from Russia to its central facilities in Los Angeles for real-time editing while matches were ongoing by using IBM Aspera FASPStream technology integrated into Telestream’s Lightspeed Live and Vantage products.

Featured in the talk are Reed Kaufman Executive Director, Post Production at Fox Sports; Mike Flathers, CTO of Aspera, and Ken Haren, Marketing Director for Telestream.

For more video interviews and in-depth case studies, visit SVG On Demand.


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