A new Swiss sports channel is broadcasting live coverage of all ice hockey matches in the Swiss National League, along with matches from the Russian KHL and the Swedish Hockey League. Called MySports, it also carries Bundesliga football, handball, basketball, winter sports and large eSports events broadcasts.
Having begun broadcasting from its headquarters in Erlenbach near Zurich in mid-November, MySports is now producing its programming from a Broadcast Center in the former Schärer factory on Lake Zurich and a satellite studio in Rossens. NEP Switzerland is responsible for the planning and construction of the complex and is in charge of day-to-day operations acting as a production service provider.
Working with German system integrator Broadcast Solutions, NEP Switzerland has set up a 1,000-sq-m, 4K/UHD studio complex that includes a Playout Center in Zurich. This runs 20 live channels, including four 24/7 channels and two 4K/UHD channels – together, the implementation of 4K/UHD, and innovative control and production, make workflows both secure and able to accommodate changes during production.
The Rossens studio, meanwhile, produces all French MySports programming in cooperation with the Zurich site.
NEP Switzerland manages signal management between both locations using an IP networked production environment. The Erlenbach location houses a four-camera studio with production rooms, commentary booths and playout centre. The Rossens studio also uses four cameras and is remotely controlled from Erlenbach. This facility also includes editing rooms and commentator desks.
Main task of the project was to increase NEP Switzerland’s visibility with this landmark project.