CJP Broadcast scores with FA women’s football coverage

CJP Broadcast Service Solutions reports on the successful live HD video production of the FA Women’s National League Play-Off Final, providing a fully portable solution with the support of students from Edge Hill University and Sunderland University.

The final, held on Saturday 21 May at Edgeley Park, home of Stockport County FC, was played between winners Southampton Women FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers WFC, respective FA WNL Southern and Northern Premier Division champions . The game was streamed live online worldwide for the first time by the BBC.

“We were commissioned by the FA to work with the BBC based on our proven experience in the sport sector at all levels, from Tier 1 football to some of the highest profile games on the European sporting calendar,” said sales and marketing director Kieran Phillips.

“We provided a complete portable solution that includes four JVC cameras and a live sports production system from CJP. We have also had very welcome support from students at Edge Hill University and Sunderland University who in turn have gained experience working on a live OB truck project.”

The CJP Live Sports Production System is available in several versions with up to eight camera inputs and offers a wide range of production and streaming functions. Its facilities include ISO recording, four-layer graphics, transitions, real-time playback, slow-motion playback, on-the-fly highlight creation, commercial insertion, clip insertion, and audio mixing.

Operation is via a touchscreen and keyboard with the option of an external joystick for pan/tilt/zoom camera control. Full multiscreen monitoring capabilities are included with the option of a second screen for commentary positions.

A live H.264 stream can be sent directly to a TV broadcaster or third-party OB truck control suite over a 10 megabits-per-second connection or over 4G cellular, with the ability to simultaneously stream to multiple platforms and Broadcast screens in the stadium. Up to 96 terabytes of RAID5 storage can also be connected.

CJP Broadcast offers a range of broadcast, corporate, education and sports services including systems integration, virtual production studio design and build, live video production and streaming, and video-on-demand platform management with or without paywalls.

His clients include national and regional broadcasters in the UK and overseas, government organisations, universities, corporate studios and sports clubs. In sports, CJP works directly with clubs ranging from grassroots to Tier 1, delivering both technology and live sports productions.

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