CABSAT 2015: beIN Sports adopts EVS for highlights' work

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 10 March 2015

Doha-based sports broadcaster beIN Sports has installed an EVS workflow for the creation and management of video highlights packages.

"As beIN Sports provides exclusive access to prime sporting events like international football, basketball and motorsports, having a highly efficient and effective highlights workflow is critical to our programming," said Ali Salem, technical operations director, beIN Sports.

"Our plans for this new workflow included easy integration with our third-party systems, it gave personnel in our global offices access to content while the entire system remained scalable to cope with future expansion."

The new system follows the deployment by EVS of an ingest and playout centre in BeIN Sports' Qatar headquarters as well as an integrated digital workflow for the network's French channels.

MediaPro Group's Media Luso provided the equipment and operations for the new system, while its Media Burst was responsible for the workflow design and implementation.

"BeIN Sports has been a partner of ours for a long time and the ambitious nature of this workflow's functionality is something that's perfectly suited to EVS technology," said Jérôme Wauthoz, market solution manager, EVS.

"This kind of project is something we thrive on providing solutions to."