FOR-A covers the UAB mission orbiting Mars with Media Mania
FOR-A video switchers were contracted by Abu Dhabi broadcaster media, Media Mania to cover the first Mars mission of UAB to orbit the red planet. February was the month marked by the mission from United Arab Emirates to enter the orbit of Mars. It was the first Arab country to reach this planet, and the regional broadcasters did not want to miss this event.
Media Mania, broadcaster based in Abu Dhabi, hosted the event with two large production trucks in Dubai to provide coverage for 21 different networks. OB1 anchored a 15-camera shoot at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, while OB2 had 18 cameras at the Burj Khalifa skyscraper to cover the celebration.
Both Trucks were equipped with FOR-A technology. In particular, the FOR-A HVS-2000 video switcher as well as additional FOR-A equipment, including FA-505 and FA-1010 multi-channel signal processors.
“The Hope Probe was a major milestone for the UAE National Space Program, and we are honored to have been selected to share this news with broadcasters across the region,” said Roland Daou, director at Media Mania. “When you have a moment that is this important, you need a switcher that can deliver flawless coverage, no matter what you throw at it. It comes down to performance and reliability.”