The top match Borussia Dortmund vs. Hertha BSC Berlin on the 7th matchday of the Bundesliga season 2016/2017 marked a new era for Sky Deutschland: In close collaboration with Qvest Media, Sky brought two new Ultra HD channels on air and broadcasted the match in Ultra HD. For the project, Qvest Media undertook the design and planning of the fully redundant system architecture, and implemented the IT-relevant system integration of the broadcast for the 4K live production infrastructure and Ultra HD broadcast management.
In order to implement Sky’s new Ultra HD channels – and with a project duration of around 12 months – Qvest Media developed a fully-fledged 4K production environment with a live broadcast chain. In the first stage, the pay TV channel showed one match per Bundesliga matchday, as well as selected games of the UEFA Champions League in ultra-high-definition format on the channels Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD and Sky Sport UHD.
|Integrated Solutions (Extract)||Manufacturer / Supplier|
|4K live production infrastructure and UHD playout||Qvest Media|
|Venice 4K servers||Rohde & Schwarz|
|SpycerBox nearline servers||Rohde & Schwarz|
|HighRes editing suites||Avid|
|Graphic suites||Adobe & Vizrt|
|Highlight editing and SloMo servers||EVS|
|ADC automation||Imagine Communications|
|VSM studio control||Lawo|
|4K class 1 monitoring||Sony & Canon|
|Studio furniture||Qvest Media Finecut|