In 2019, Rugby Africa announced a new format for the Rugby Africa Cup. Each week would see two matches played in two different host countries sometimes as far as 4000km (2400 miles) apart. Leading South African digital sports content company, Moonsport needed to find a solution that would be high quality, cost-effective and easily implemented across extreme distances with a centralized feed that could be streamed live to their Facebook page.
Having seen LiveU’s successful live sports productions in South Africa such as the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike stage race and the Ballito Pro surf competition, Moonsport deployed LiveU’s flagship LU600 HEVC units and multi-camera remote production (REMI) solution to cover the matches. The live feeds were sent back to Moonsport’s main studio in Cape Town using LiveU’s remote at-home production solution with Precision Timing™.
“Using LiveU as a source camera feed to a studio thousands of kilometers away was definitely an incredible experience, it’s really opened my eyes and swayed me – it’s a game-changer that’s going to alter broadcasting forever.”
Gavin Carter, Director, Moonsport
“The whole advantage of LiveU is that you’re simply flying to a venue, you plug your camera into the pack, and you turn the pack on.”
Trent Key, Managing Director, Moonsport
“We never had any latency issues. All cameras were always in sync. From a video side, we had full communication with the
camera crew and that is fantastic. The REMI studio will allow Moonsport to take on more than one production on a daily basis.”
Wayne Van Schalkwyk, Studio Engineer, Moonsport
“The excitement when those first images came through; they were clean, they were crisp, sharp and it worked. It was hugely exciting... it is the future of sports broadcasting on every level.”
Ilana Gordon, Graphics Director, Moonsport