January 16, 2024 4:10 pm Published by

CignalTV, the leading Pay TV provider in the Philippines, required remote production capabilities for their expanding sports coverage starting with the FIBA tournament in 2023. As a leader in engineering production systems and workflows, Cignal turned to Benchmark for a solution.

Benchmark’s engineering team collaborated with the Cignal team to develop a solution that would provide the capabilities that were required for Cignal’s rigorous requirements.

Benchmark arrived at a solution based upon the EVS XTGO. The solution consists of:

  • A pair of EVS XTGo live production systems controlled by LSM-Go for fast sports replay action.
  • IP Director, a Live Production Asset Management (PAM) suite IP Director for live media content browsing, control, editing and playout.
  • XTAccess, acting as central orchestrator for all job requests, and providing robust and high-speed transcoding operations.
  • Additionally, the solution proposed by Benchmark included Xeebra, a Multi Camera Review System with Video Assisted Referee (VAR) technology. This system was recently also deployed in Singapore to cover the FIBA G League.

Benchmark delivered, provisioned, and is providing support for the EVS ecosystem for Cignal, working closely with Cignal team during the event to provide comprehensive support both onsite and online.

Dodjie de Jesus, the Production Engineering Manager of CignalTV recently said, “The EVS system delivered by Benchmark has greatly enhanced Cignal’s sports production capabilities and has given us unparalleled functionality to cover events like FIBA. Cignal appreciates the work by the Benchmark Team.”

Said Ramesh Babu, CEO of Benchmark, “I appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with the world class Cignal TV sports production team and congratulate the Philippines Benchmark team for a well-coordinated and successful implementation of the system.”

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