Stream Circles’ Solution For Sports Channels

02.07.2021 -

Broadcasting sports events requires a unique approach. The essence of sport is dynamism. And dynamism involves everything around it. These…

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Broadcasting sports events requires a unique approach. The essence of sport is dynamism. And dynamism involves everything around it.

These days, it is mandatory to have dynamic playlist scheduling like alternative event chains, ready to go on-air prescheduled events, last-minute changes during playout, live events from various sources including backup lines with simple failover. But a cutting-edge solution must provide even more, and graphics is king.

Enrich your live sports transmissions with dynamic template-based graphics, manual or fully automated, and objects and texts defined on the spot. You can find all of this in Stream Circles’ solution, used by a variety of broadcasters for live or pre-recorded sports content.

Here are some of the features we added during just the first half of this year.
Please stay tuned for more!

  • Combined software and hardware UI – HTML5 application designed for full operation can be used together with physical hardware keyboard connected via IP network
    • Faster actions during system operations using pre-defined LCD keys, rotary switches, and audio faders
  • SDI router control in SDI or hybrid infrastructures – various control protocols supported
    • Fully automated SDI routing including router cascade architecture
    • Rich tieline management including path locking and parallel backup paths control
  • Just-in-time editing of the playlist
    • Fast changes in the playlist like the addition of items, deletion, footage change, addition of secondary (graphical) events simply via the native HTML application
  • Skipping items in the playlist with fast-to-play functions
    • Immediate action “play from a chosen item”
  • Handling of events
    • Fixed event times and time alerts (remaining times gap overlaps)
    • Undefined duration support for live events
    • Always actual countdowns even when the event duration is prolonging
  • Additional items in the schedule as a reserve (skipped items hidden/visible)
    • Scheduling of events in the playlist as a reserve for unplanned situations – ready to go on-air with a single click
  • Independent feed or clip previews
    • Possibility to show incoming feeds using dedicated output devices (SDI or NDI or TS)
  • Template-based graphics – automated + manual control
    • Graphics insertion to output using pre-defined secondary events (planned events)
    • Graphics insertion to output using manual operations
    • All graphics can use parametrized templates

 

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