Sky Sports HQ
Building the home of sports
The new sports production and broadcast center "Sky Sport HQ" offers Sky a state-of-the-art production facility for the entire world of sports such as live sports broadcasts, Sky Sport News HD on free TV, and the new sports portal skysport.de. The technological consulting in the development and planning phase, the design of the system architecture as well as the system integration, delivery and commissioning of the broadcast, production and IT infrastructure were carried out by Qvest.
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The project at a glance
For Sky in Germany, Qvest planned, designed and realized the new sports production and broadcasting center “Sky Sport HQ” on a total area of 4,600 m2. Sky Deutschland now operates one of the most modern and largest broad- cast IT infrastructures for live sports in Europe. The company can now produce all sports content in-house and distribute it via a wide variety of distribution channels – such as linear TV, OTT services and via web and social media.
Besides two live studios, interconnected control rooms, editing suites, ten dedicated voice-over booths, and a conference area with twelve fully equipped production islands, the infrastructure also consists of two TX control rooms for controlling the four 24/7 main channels and ten occasional channels.
Innovative features related to the IP backbone, the studio and graphic workflow for augmented reality and coverage during conference productions mark a new era in live production at Sky Deutschland.