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Ross Video brings AR into football in Myanmar

Systems integrator Elevate Broadcast has deployed a series of Ross Video’s solutions to bring Myawaddy TV’s broadcast of the General Aung San Shield to a new level

As Myanmar’s top football tournament, the General Aung San Shield (formerly the MFF Cup) features the South-east Asian nation’s league teams battling through knockout stages for a shot at the top prize.

For this year’s tournament coverage, Myawaddy TV, a TV network in Myanmar, partnered systems integrator Elevate Broadcast to enhance the production level for the broadcast of the tournament. The solution Elevate Broadcast provided Myawaddy TV was based around Graphite — Ross Video’s integrated production vehicle that features a Carbonite switcher, XPression graphics, and 28-channel audio engine.

Dennis Breckenridge, CEO of Elevate Broadcast, explained: “The event was easy to manage because Ross XPression is easy to use — helping us create the graphics for each match, as well as manage the on-air elements. With only one day of preparation and a day of training, the operators were able to easily manage the exciting elements for the live transmissions.”

The production also saw the “first” use of augmented reality (AR) on the country’s TV networks for a sports event. Elevate Broadcast worked with the Myawaddy TV production team to create all of the graphical elements for the matches in XPression Studio, including 3D graphics for the opening and match information, and then run the live productions over Graphite.

The inclusion of AR elements, according to Ross Video, represents a “new step” for Myanmar’s broadcast industry and improves the overall production values of the matches, bringing the tournament to an international level.

Andrew Tan, director of sales, Asia-Pacific, Ross Video, concluded: “The vision and technical expertise on display from the teams at Myawaddy TV and Elevate Broadcast were key to the success. Yet again, we’ve shown that the tight integration of our systems can bring about an extremely efficient workflow and enable our clients to create a high-quality production; it’s another great example of what we call smart production.”

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