Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

Graphics, Signals, and Post: How a New Production Center Is Streamlining and Centralizing Operations for Serie A

20/09/2021

Graphics, signals and post: How a new production centre is streamlining and centralising operations for Serie A By Roberto Landini, Italian Correspondent

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 16:16

Print This Story

Luisella Fusco, head of media operations and broadcast Lega Serie A, in the Lissone production centre

In the second part of our interview, Luisella Fusco, head of media operations and broadcast Lega Serie A, takes us behind the scenes of the league's new production centre and explains how it's enabling innovation.

Read the first part of the interview here.

Tell us about some of the technical innovations made possible by the new production centre in Lissone.

With the restart of the Italian football season, Lega Serie A has launched many innovations in partnership with EI Towers, ISG and Netco Sports (EMG Italy). In particular, in partnership with Netco Sports, Lega Serie A has decided to graph' centrally not only at the international level, as was already done, but also at the national level. So today the graphics layout is unified by the league for the main national broadcasters, namely DAZN and Sky Italia.

The latter will continue to customise graphics to tailor the unilateral broadcasts, so for the pre-game, post-game and studio broadcasts, but for the game graphics or the official event graphics, it will take the graphics of the Lega Serie A for the first time.

All graphics are created through Netco Sports and supervised in the dedicated graphics suites on the first floor [of the new production centre].

Netco Sports will continue to send an OB van to the stadium; the signal is then transferred to Netco Sports headquarters in Milan via Deruta. Here the graphic operators develop the template then everything is transferred to Lissone where servers collect all the graphic impulses and make the graphic insertions on the feeds for the distribution of the signals both nationally and internationally.

Are virtualised graphics also being created in this new location?

Yes. Virtualised graphics services are packaged from here totally remotely. These are the services operated by our partner ISG, which works for Serie A and creates the virtual mats or carpets' on the door side, the centre circle and also the LED boards for almost all the clubs, except for some subjective agreements with AIM, another virtualisation partner.

Both virtualisation partners are always hosted by Serie A in the new Lissone production centre in independent and dedicated rooms.

How does signal transport management from the stadiums take place? Have complexities arisen due to the move to UHD?

The centralised management of the signal transport from the stadiums and the great improvement of the signal quality has also brought with it the transport of the isolated signals of the cameras.

Twelve main signals plus 12 backups are carried (all, of course, redundant). These signals arrive in Lissone where virtualisations and graphics are inserted and then distributed nationally through fibre connections with DAZN and Sky Italia or with RAI and Mediaset for the highlights packages. They are also distributed internationally to up to five geographical areas (Italy, Europe without Italy, America, Asia, MENA and Africa) for differentiated branding.

The diversified international distribution process has allowed us to expand the geographical areas covered. Previously we distributed only in three areas. Today we are ready to cover up to six and, above all, we have increased the graphic differentiation of regionalised branding.

With this platform, it is possible to interact through various clients to take packaged and ready-made content, but also to access all the images and clips stored and edit new content in a personalised way.

Currently, we are covering the territories of the MENA with live streaming on YouTube with a selection of top matches, about five games for each game round.

The league has also signed an agreement with Stats Perform UK which has acquired the betting streaming rights.

Finally, with partner Hawk-Eye, from mid-October the Lega Serie A will offer an advanced tracking service in addition to the centralised tactical room service located in the stadiums and beside the already enriched statistical data offered by Stats Perform. It is called EPS Skeletal and it traces the human body on some centres of body mass; it then manages to process even more advanced statistical data because it can be customised to make a series of products enriched with data that become important for coaches, sports directors and for the media.

Does the new centre also include areas dedicated to post-production?

Yes, a complete post-production area has been created which is based on 24 stations to package the highlights on 16 very modern commentary booths and post-production suites. The international signal is distributed in three languages: Italian, English and Arabic, used for the live streaming service on YouTube.

The highlights are also produced here with editing stations creating different formats ranging from two to ten minutes, also with commentary in three languages. Promotional trailers are also made in the IBC in Lissone.

The new production centre includes 16 commentary booths and post-production suites

You have created a very complex centre. I guess that dealing with the management and control of all that content was not easy and some complex portals are needed?

Of course. The content created here is distributed in a traditional way, that is via fibre with the customers who are connected, or via satellite if necessary, but also and above all through a centralised portal in the form of an advanced platform.

With this platform, it is possible to interact through various clients to take packaged and ready-made content, but also to access all the images and clips stor
LINK: https://www.svgeurope.org/blog/headlines/graphics-signals-and-post-how...
See more stories from svg

Most recent headlines

19/10/2021

Nokia supports ARC in deploying data center interconnect across the Middle East

Nokia supports ARC in deploying data center interconnect across the Middle East Press Release Nokia supports ARC in deploying data center interconnect acros...

19/10/2021

Nokia modernizes State of Vermont Department of Public Safety communications network for first responders

Nokia modernizes State of Vermont Department of Public Safety communications net...

19/10/2021

JETS - The Film Initiative that takes you beyond Round 6

JETS - The Film Initiative that takes you beyond Round 6 Call for Entry 2021 Deadline: 10th December 2021 JETS stands for Junior Entertainment Talent Slate a...

19/10/2021

HarperCollins Publishers Commits to Becoming Carbon Neutral in Direct Emissions in 2022

HarperCollins Publishers Commits to Becoming Carbon Neutral in Direct Emissions ...

19/10/2021

Director Kyohei Ishiguro Takes You Behind the Scenes of 'Bright: Samurai Soul'

Back to All News Director Kyohei Ishiguro Takes You Behind the Scenes of Bright...

19/10/2021

A Beginner's Guide to 'Manifest': Everything You Need to Know About the Fan-Favorite Series

Back to All News A Beginner's Guide to Manifest: Everything You Need to Kno...

19/10/2021

AWARD-WINNING CURIOUSCAST ORIGINAL PODCAST CRIME BEAT LAUNCHES SEASON FOUR TODAY

AWARD-WINNING CURIOUSCAST ORIGINAL PODCAST CRIME BEAT LAUNCHES SEASON FOUR TODAY For Immediate Release TORONTO, OCTOBER 19, 2021 - Corus Entertainment's p...

19/10/2021

Responding to the Local Needs of U.S. Pay-TV Subscribers

We're all used to ads promoting the latest pay-TV offerings. In return for our hard-earned dollars, major operators will provide us with a seemingly endless...

19/10/2021

Aiven Achieves $2B Unicorn Valuation with its Series C Extension

Aiven's existing investors increase capital investment to double down the company's exponential growth and global open source innovation Helsinki, Finl...

19/10/2021

L3Harris Restores FAA Operations After Hurricane Ida

On August 26, a front in the Caribbean developed into a tropical depression, which organized further and ultimately became Tropical Storm Ida. Amid favorable co...

19/10/2021

Industry Leaders Meet Online at Mobile 360 Asia Pacific to Discuss Digital Transformation Strategies for the Benefit of Society

GSMA Intelligence research shows how collaborative efforts practiced by Asia Pac...

19/10/2021

Grass Valley Appoints Jan Lange as Chief Revenue Officer

MONTREAL, October 19, 2021 - Grass Valley today announces the appointment of Jan Lange as Chief Revenue Officer. In this new role, Lange will report to Tim Shou...

19/10/2021

TechnipFMC and Talos Energy Enter Strategic Alliance to Provide Carbon Capture and Storage

Press release | October 18 2021 TechnipFMC and Talos Energy Enter Strategic Al...

19/10/2021

AWARD WINNING IMMERSIVE CONTENT STUDIO SECRET LOCATION LAUNCHES SECOND SEASON OF #1 TECH PODCAST TODAY

BACKAWARD WINNING IMMERSIVE CONTENT STUDIO SECRET LOCATION LAUNCHES SECOND SEASO...

19/10/2021

Ten Years in Streaming Media's Top 50!

Wow! For the 10th straight year we've made Streaming Media's list of Top 50 companies in online video technology, and we couldn't be prouder. Develo...

19/10/2021

Cisco Launches Webex Go

News Summary: Cisco launches Webex Go - a new phone system that connects to any mobile device Advancements in Webex Customer Experience journey data services ...

19/10/2021

Avid Expands IP Content Sources to Include Sony and TVU Networks

Avid (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced the interoperability of Sony and TVU Networks IP-connected devices with MediaCentral | Stream to dramatically expand the p...

19/10/2021

7de Laan: What is happening Tuesday 19 October 2021 - E208 S22

7de Laan: What is happening Tuesday 19 October 2021 - E208 S22Don't miss out on what's happening on tonight's episode! by SA TV and Soapies 19-10...

19/10/2021

Skeem Saam: Tonight's episode, E337 S9 - Tuesday 19 October 2021

Skeem Saam: Tonight's episode, E337 S9 - Tuesday 19 October 2021Find out what's going on tonight on Skeem Saam! by SA TV and Soapies 19-10-2021 in ...

19/10/2021

TONIGHT'S EPISODE: Scandal - Tuesday 19 October 2021 (E3935 S13)

TONIGHT'S EPISODE: Scandal - Tuesday 19 October 2021 (E3935 S13)Get to know what's happening on tonight's episode! by SA TV and Soapies 19-10-202...

19/10/2021

Gomora: What's happening tonight Tuesday, 19 October 2021 - E128 S2

Gomora: What's happening tonight Tuesday, 19 October 2021 - E128 S2Don't miss out on what's happening on tonight's episode of Gomora! by SA TV...

19/10/2021

Tuesday's Episode: Generations - The Legacy, E237 S30 (19 October 2021)

Tuesday's Episode: Generations - The Legacy, E237 S30 (19 October 2021)Keen to know what's happening on the latest episode of Generations: The Legacy? ...

19/10/2021

Uyajola 9/9' defeats Gomora': The reality show is number one on DStv

Uyajola 9/9' defeats Gomora': The reality show is number one on DStvThe Moja Love' cheating reality show pulled impressive numbers with a total vi...

19/10/2021

The River: what is happening E182 S4 - Tuesday 19 October 2021

The River: what is happening E182 S4 - Tuesday 19 October 2021On tonight's episode of The River . by SA TV and Soapies 19-10-2021 in SA TV and Film Th...

19/10/2021

TONIGHT'S EPISODE: Diep City E142 S1 - Tuesday 19 October 2021

TONIGHT'S EPISODE: Diep City E142 S1 - Tuesday 19 October 2021We've got you covered on what's happening tonight. by SA TV and Soapies 19-10-2021 ...

19/10/2021

UZALO: Tonight's episode, Tuesday 19 October 2021 - E162 S7

UZALO: Tonight's episode, Tuesday 19 October 2021 - E162 S7Don't get left behind, catch up on Uzalo now! by SA TV and Soapies 19-10-2021 in SA TV a...

19/10/2021

MUVHANGO: Tuesday's Episode - 19 October 2021 E205 S22

MUVHANGO: Tuesday's Episode - 19 October 2021 E205 S22Don't miss out on the latest drama in Muvhango! by SA TV and Soapies 19-10-2021 in SA TV and ...

19/10/2021

Tonight on Imbewu: Tuesday, 19 October 2021 - E917 S4

Tonight on Imbewu: Tuesday, 19 October 2021 - E917 S4Catch up on what's going on tonight! by SA TV and Soapies 19-10-2021 in SA TV and Film Tuesday...

19/10/2021

ITV Studios Creates Three New Senior Directors of Production

The esteemed & highly regarded Sally Debonnaire prepares to retire from full-time production management after a forty year career Four Heads of Production also...

19/10/2021

Scopely to Acquire GSN Games from Sony

LOS ANGELES The mobile video game company Scopely has announced it will acquire GSN Games, a division of Game Show Network, which is owned by Sony Pictures Ente...

19/10/2021

Vizrt automates recorded content

Viz Mosart 5 includes a story recorder function that lets producers pause, revisit an element or rectify a mistake while recording a live-to-tape show By Jenny...

19/10/2021

Deltatre appoints new CEO

Co-founder Giampiero Rinaudo to retire and move to non-executive chairman role By Jenny Priestley Published: October 19, 2021 Co-founder Giampiero Rinaudo t...

19/10/2021

The Estate': Drama unfolds at Sindi and Ayanda's traditional wedding

The Estate': Drama unfolds at Sindi and Ayanda's traditional weddingFrom the traditional wedding to the white wedding, a look at Ayanda and Sindi's ...

19/10/2021

Skeem Saam' Review: John Maputla wants Meikie to serve time

Skeem Saam' Review: John Maputla wants Meikie to serve timeJohn secretly wants to move on with someone else and only cares about his newfound son, Kwaito Ma...

19/10/2021

Delisile Malinga rises from playing Khapela and Brutus's wife to a lead role

Delisile Malinga rises from playing Khapela and Brutus's wife to a lead roleMalinga has finally scored a lead role, MaMzobe, in Mzansi Magic's series, U...

19/10/2021

UPDATED: Dish Files Bad Faith Complaint with FCC Against Tegna

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Dish has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against Tegna accusing the station group of bad faith during failed...

19/10/2021

KASA-TV Debuts Locally Produced Spanish-Language Newscasts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Telemundo Nuevo M xico/KASA-TV is launching local Spanish language newscasts at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. (local time) on weekdays on October 18, mak...

19/10/2021

Exclusive: Gordon Smith on His NAB Legacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. Earlier this year NAB president and CEO Gordon Smith announced he would be stepping down at the end of 2021. TVBEurope caught up with Smith to ...

19/10/2021

ViacomCBS and Altice USA Renew Carriage Deal

NEW YORK ViacomCBS Inc. and Altice USA have announced a comprehensive agreement for the continued carriage of ViacomCBS' broadcast, entertainment, news and ...

19/10/2021

Darcy Antonellis to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From HPA

BURBANK, Calif. The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced that veteran media technology executive Darcy Antonellis will receiv...

19/10/2021

Redbox Adds 10 Local News Channels From Cox Media Stations

CHICAGO, Ill. In a move that Redbox is describing as the largest addition of new free streaming channels in its history, the streaming service has announced it ...

19/10/2021

An Engineer Recalls How AI Broke the Exascale Barrier

Thorsten Kurth still remembers the night he discovered his team broke the exascale barrier. On the couch at home at 9 p.m., he was pouring over the latest resu...

19/10/2021

Introducing M1 Pro and M1 Max: the most powerful chips Apple has ever built

Introducing M1 Pro and M1 Max: the most powerful chips Apple has ever built posted: 18/10/2021 Powering the all-new MacBook Pro, new chips feature up to a...

19/10/2021

Finalists announced, voting open for the WRAL Voters' Choice Awards!

Finalists have been announced in the WRAL Voters Choice Awards presented by M&F Bank in over 130 categories. See who made the list and vote now for the Triangle...

19/10/2021

ViacomCBS Carriage Deal With Altice Covers Streaming Services

ViacomCBS and Altice USA said they reached a new carriage deal that includes the media company's streaming services as well as its broadcast stations and ca...

19/10/2021

Sinclair Stations Disrupted By Ransomware Attack

Sinclair Broadcast Group said its operations were disrupted by a cyberattack over the weekend....

19/10/2021

Luke Bryan Named as Host of CMA Awards on ABC

The Country Music Association and ABC announced that Luke Bryan will host the 55th annual CMA Awards....

19/10/2021

Dish Files Bad Faith Complaint as Blackout With Tegna Continues

Dish Network said it filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission charging that Tegna is not negotiating a new retransmission deal in good faith...