Rockstar used for new production hub at Croke Park
Boasting a capacity of 82,300 people, Croke Park in Dublin is the fourth largest stadium in Europe after Barcelona’s Nou Camp, Wembley in London and the Bernebau in Madrid. It is the home of Gaelic games and the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Between match-day games of Gaelic football and hurling along with multiple non match-day concerts, conferences and events, in 2013 over 1 million people visited the flagship Irish stadium.
A key objective of the GAA and stadium management was to provide an enhanced experience for fans and enable the stadium to show content that could help retain people in the stadium for longer — so for instance at half-time, when the OB coverage is of no interest (or there is no OB TV production involved), the venue could produce and display compelling AV content including separate replays or pitch-side interviews.
The production hub supplied by Eurotek relies on a Rockstar for it’s data storage and features A Final Cut Pro edit suite to prepare highlight clips, and two Telestream Pipelines are used for ingesting media — both advertising and match-day feeds.
You can read the full story on the Sports Video Group Europe website.