Sky Sports Chooses Thomson Video Networks ViBE CP6000 as Contribution Platform for 2015 Formula 1
The ViBE CP6000 is a dedicated, multi-format, high-performance platform for contribution and primary distribution of live video.
Sky Sports will provide live coverage at all 20 Grand Prix weekends for the entire seven-month schedule on its dedicated Sky Sports F1® channel. At each race circuit, a single ViBE CP6000 encoder will provide multiple contribution links back to the Sky Sports master control facility in London, where another ViBE CP6000 will decode those various feeds for delivery to air.
“We’re delighted to be the chosen by Sky Sports as the provider of encoding and decoding technology for an event as important and high-profile as F1®. Furthermore, to have a company with the stature of Sky Sports recognize the capabilities of the ViBE CP6000 in this demanding environment is a wonderful testament to the success of the product,” said Darren Palmer, managing director, Northern Europe, at Thomson Video Networks. “Like many of our customers, Sky Sports understands that the ViBE CP6000 is a future-proof and modular solution designed for the highest quality live video contribution events. Such versatility optimizes the customer’s investment and minimizes the cost of ownership.”