Rastatt, Germany (August 29, 2016)—This year’s Copa América, held June 3 through 26 at venues across the U.S., was broadcast live by FOX Sports using two recently purchased IP-based Lawo remote production kits.
When Chile’s team left the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ with the prestigious Copa América in their hands, after an exciting match against the team from Argentina decided by a penalty shoot-out, the FOX Sports team behind the scenes celebrated the successful commentary remote-production coverage of this 2016 tournament.
Each remote production kit comprised two Lawo V__remote4 devices for video and audio signal transport and processing, two Lawo Compact Engines providing AoIP interfacing and DSP, and a Lawo Commentary Unit. The Lawo kits were in use at each venue, providing stadium commentary back to the FOX Sports’ production area.
With the experience of using IP for commentary and remote production and benefitting from the new flexible workflows, FOX Sports will use Lawo remote production equipment leading up to the U.S. broadcast of the world’s biggest international soccer tournament in 2018, taking place in Russia.
For this major event, FOX Sports reportedly plans to add further Lawo remote kits on a rental basis.