Asahi TV broadcast The Open Championship on remote with TVU RPS systems

Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi has count on TVU Networks to supplement its world feed coverage of The Open Championship using two TVU Remote Production Systems (RPS). The signals were synchronized and sent over IP networks for production at the TV Asahi studios in Tokyo.

Using this TVU technology, TV Asahi was able to deliver coverage in wide range of options for their audience. A total of 12 synchronized signals were sent from the U.K.’s Royal St. George’s golf course to the TV Asahi studios. The signals include coverage such as: wireless cameras from the golf course, locally switched signals of Japanese players in action, multiple camera angles from each hole and the host broadcaster’s world feed backup and world feed preview.

“We created a localized feed that we knew our viewers would appreciate”, said Mr. Itaru Takata at Equipment & Operation Management Center of TV Asahi. “TVU RPS allowed us to enrich our programming with feeds targeting our audience. Our audience got to enjoy cheering on the tournament leaders and all of the Japanese players”.

Another advantage is that by using the public internet instead satellite or a private network, Asahi TV has saved a considerable expense. “The set up greatly reduced the equipment and the staff at the event, which was a key consideration, given tight COVID restrictions in the U.K., Japan and the rest of the world”, added Mr. Takata.

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