Eurosport has launched a dedicated 4K channel in time for the French Open.
Broadcasting in 4K from Roland Garros, Eurosport 4K is airing in the UK, via Sky Q and Virgin TV, and in France (CANAL+), Germany (HD+) and Spain (Orange).
France Télévisions is live operating Sony’s HDC-4300 system cameras to deliver simultaneous production in 4K, HDR and HD from the Philippe-Chatrier central court.
The PWS-4500, Sony’s new 4K live production server, is also being used in France Télévisions’ infrastructure for 4K ISO recording, provided by the Video-Plus rental facility. The 4K stream will be available for CANAL+ and Eurosport subscribers.
To deliver coverage from the “Court Annexes”, Gearhouse France has worked in collaboration with rental company Genitech. They have chosen Sony’s BRC H800 robotic cameras in conjunction with the RM-IP500 remote controller.