The solution used by CONIFA to achieve its goal was a mix of cloud-based solutions from TVU Networks that enable a new way of producing sporting events with smart phones. On-site equipment in Chile consisted of three smart phones and two tablets connected to the available 4G network with SIM cards, as well as microphones, tripods and stabilizers for field shots. An ultra-portable TVU PowerPac lithium-ion battery charged phones and tablets.
TVU cloud-based solutions – TVU Producer multi-camera live production platform; the TVU Partyline cloud collaboration solution; TVU Remote Commentator cloud-based commenting platform; and the TVU Anywhere live streaming mobile app – did the rest of the work to create a workflow with just a few technicians on site.
Video captured with smartphones and tablets in Chile was sent directly to TVU Producer via the cloud, where two solution architects from TVU Networks in Mexico handled the video, graphics and audio production. TVU Remote Commentator, also run from Mexico, allowed TVU staff to insert stories and guest commentary from around the world into the transmission, keeping all elements in sync. Via TVU Partyline, team members from both locations collaborated in real time during production. To finish, TVU Anywhere broadcast live broadcasting on CONIFA TV, other content distribution networks and social media platforms.
“With the TVU ecosystem, four or five people from different countries involved in production and transmission, some basic equipment and some smart phones, we were able to broadcast live around the world from a small town in southern Chile. . “, explained Diego Bartolotta, president of CONIFA Americas.
“Before the Copa América, I was a bit incredulous about the quality of broadcasting a professional football match with only interconnected phones. But TVU has totally changed my perspective. First-class quality broadcasting in this way can give us the widest possible reach and will be very important for the future of CONIFA games and tournaments in Latin America and around the world.