NTV+, Russia’s digital satellite broadcaster, has chosen Orad to cover the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. NTV+, the host broadcasters for the Sochi Olympics who have domestic broadcasting rights for the entire event, will be using multiple Orad graphic solutions to facilitate and simplify their production workflow.
Olympic broadcasts traditionally require complex productions because of the many simultaneous events. With Orad’s TD Control and graphic solutions, NTV+’s high paced production will run smoothly and efficiently. NTV+ will be able to easily control their Olympic productions by handling multiple live video boxes and graphics from the different events from a single user interface, ensuring synchronization between operators and devices. NTV+ will also be able to control real time graphic tables displaying the athletes’ standings, metals, etc, as well as informative lower thirds and crawls. Multiple TD Controls and rendering platforms will be used both in the Olympic center in Sochi and in NTV+ Moscow studio to control the video boxes and graphics, as well as to display the graphics and video insertions in 8K resolution on the video walls in their Moscow studio.
In addition, Orad will provide NTV+ with a complete graphics package for all the Olympic events, which will be implemented by Motion Path from Orad’s 3Designer authoring software, including; tables, statistics, logos, country flags, venue details, schedules of other games, etc, and which will be integrated to the Olympic database, ensuring accurate, up to the second data.
“Orad’s solutions will provide us with rich graphics and functionalities required for such a complex live sporting event,” says Oleg Kolesnikov, CTO of NTV+.