Riedel’s unified technology approach deployed for the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA included the latest innovative solutions in partnership with host broadcaster circle-O. The live production operation was anchored by the Simplylive ViBox replay solution, which provided the core system for capturing all the live camera feeds for replays, streaming to post-production and more.
The ViBox system located in the broadcast center combined 7 networked replay servers that captured 42 sources being managed by several replay operators. The ViBox network was crucial for all replays, quick turn-around of incidents, highlight packages and interviews but also provided streams of the iso recordings to facilitate the post-production needs.
“There are great challenges in producing this event. The technology required to bring the best live coverage is crucial to the success,” says Werner Eksler, Managing Director of circle-o. “The Simplylive ViBox system was the backbone of the replay and post-production content that allowed us to successfully bring the best experience to our viewers.”
The ViBox replay system was in place 24/7 throughout the event allowing the full collection of content to be available until the final race. The final tally of content included almost 20,000 clips and over 350 highlight packages.
“This scale of production requires innovation and development of solutions with technology partners that understand the demands of live production,” says Luc Doneux, Managing Director of Simplylive. “As a company, we are offering a fresh approach to live production with solutions like our ViBox Replay to bring a better toolset to operators and producers to tell their story. We are always looking to enhance our technology, which relies on key partners like Riedel and circle-o.”