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7 August 2023

Match TV is the first in the history of Russian television to start sports broadcasting remotely

Match TV is the first in the history of Russian television to implement remote production of sports broadcasting. The channel utilized Remote Production technology, a trend of the world television, during the third round of the MIR Russian Premier League Baltica–Fakel in Kaliningrad.

The main point of the technology is that the broadcast directors, technical specialists and mobile TV stations are not present at the event site, which significantly simplifies logistics and reduces production costs.

The signal from the on-site cameras is directly transmitted via a special telecom line to the control room in TV studio, where the final picture is prepared and released for viewers.

The use of Remote technology is, without exaggeration, a historic event for domestic television, and it is gratifying that Match TV became the first channel to use it. We have a record number of live broadcasts and produce a huge number of broadcasts per month. And, of course, the issue of staff and equipment logistics is very important to us. The best directors can now be involved in several important events without leaving their workplace. And most importantly, the technology was implemented seamlessly, so that the viewer did not notice any changes and, as before, received a high-quality product.
Alexey Balaban Deputy General Director, Match TV

Match TV is part of Gazprom-Media Holding.