BBC’s MOTD to be filmed in 4K UHD virtual studio

BBC’s MOTD to be filmed in 4K UHD virtual studio
Published: 3 September 2019 - 7:07 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

The kickoff projects of the brand-new set include BBC Sport’s benchmark football commentary show Match of the Day for 2019-20 Premiere League season.

Dock10, a UK-based television facility that houses 10 television studios, has used Zero Density’s Reality Engine to power its 4K UHD virtual studio housed in MediaCityUK.

The facility is behind BBC Sport’s landmark show Match of the Day (MOTD) that’s features the English Premier League pre- and post-show.

MOTD draws around 7 million viewers each weekend and BBC Sport has gone on-air with said virtual studio capability on 17th of August.

MOTD2, Football Focus and Final Score will also broadcast in the same virtual studio.

The studio has 5 Reality Engines on 5 cameras (three pedestals, one crane and one railcam).

The virtual studio employs the StarTracker camera tracking technology from Mo-Sys.

Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Dock10 and the BBC for this football programme. StarTracker was made specifically for these types of live productions and we are honoured to have the opportunity to help them transform their production results. In addition to working with the creative team at Zero Density for this project, this has been one of our greatest achievements to date”.

BBC Sport and Dock10 will join Zero Density at IBC Show at its booth for Exclusive Talks.

The duo will present the behind the scenes of Match of the Day and discuss the production in detail.

Real-time production pioneer Zero Density, with global clients spreading over to 25 countries continues to enable notable clients transform broadcasting by utilising latest technology to enhance storytelling.

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