Story Productions provides live satellite link-up for Al Kass during Qatari friendly in Rio de Janeiro

São Paulo, Brazil June 2019: The world’s oldest international football tournament – The Copa América – kicked off on Friday 14th June in São Paulo, in its 46th edition, with Bolivia playing against Brazil in the opening match. This year, besides the South American teams, Japan and Qatar are playing as guest teams, and the Qatari squad has been in Brazil for a few weeks already, for warm-up matches.

Satellite SNG uplink from Brazil to Qatar.
On 9th June, they played in a stunning resort in Mangaratiba, surrounded by mountains and Atlantic Forest, on the coast about 100km outside Rio de Janeiro. Their opponents were local Rio team Madureira. Qatari sports broadcaster Al Kass needed on-the-ground support to provide a live satellite broadcast feed of the match, and Story Productions travelled to Mangaratiba to help.

Story Productions provided eight camera operators on the field with a satellite truck uplink transmission. Inside, a team of four vision mixers were editing the multiple camera feeds while Al Kass broadcast the match live across their channels.

Despite Brazil’s star player Neymar being out of the Copa América due to injury, the the Brazilian members of the Story Productions team are still feeling optimistic about the squad’s chances. After all, on all four previous occasions that Brazil hosted the tournament (1919, 1922, 1949 e 1989), it was crowned champion.

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