Canoeing and beach sports in Azerbaijan

Baku was the host for the inaugural summer European Games. Media IP Networks was contracted by International Sports Broadcasting (ISB) of Madrid to provide Venue Broadcast Technical Management services to 3 venues covering the Canoeing, athletics and the beach volley ball, soccer and basketball and waterpolo.

The canoeing event was held 200Km away from Baku up in the Azerbaijan mountains bordering Georgia and Russia on an artificial lake created between two soviet-era dams next to vibrant Mingachevir.

 

Working closely with a Finnish crew (MediaPro) and a Romainian Production team, Rovik Podgor as Broadcast Venue Manager and Rupert Kelly for Media IP Networks as Venue Technical Manager rigged and delivered each and every race to Alexey Frolov’s Technical Operations Centre to be passed on to the IBC and the global audience.

Directly after the close of the canoeing medal ceremony and the return to Baku, Rupert Kelly was reassigned to the main athletic stadium for the changeover rig from the opening ceremony to the athletics. With the full TV rig in and checked, Rupert Kelly was reassigned to the Beach venues as relief to Charlie Cruz, the Venue Manager.

A Women’s beach volleyball preliminary match during day four of the Baku 2015 European Games at Beach Arena on June 16, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Water Polo in the temporary pool on the Baku oil beach

A busy and very successful games for both Media IP Networks, ISB and MediaPro Finland, now NEP.

 

BT Sport going live for Chelsea’s assault on Fortress KC

BT Sport HD are to broadcast live the forthcoming match between recently-promoted Hull City and an ascendant Chelsea. As holders of the contract to provide Match Management services to the Premier League at Hull City’s stadium, Media IP Networks will ensure BT’s contractors – Sunset + Vine and Arena Broadcast – can cover  the whole match in glorious high definition.   

Similarly Media IP Networks has been working closely with Premier League Productions and the hosts, Hull City FC to plan how international broadcasters from Denmark (Viasat and SBS) China (PCCW), France (Canal+), Japan (NHK), Qatar (AlJazeera/beIN) will add their commentary and reports to BT’s coverage for their own audiences.

Full time: 0-2. Despite a brave defense on-pitch and flawless broadcast technical delivery off-pitch, Hull City finally succumbed to the menace of Chelsea’s Hazard and Torres to conceded the full 3 points to the visitors.

This puts the west London club on top of the premierleague. But for how long? The manchester clubs each have a game in hand.

Sochi for the Winters

Olympic Broadcasting Services have confirmed the selection of Media IP Networks to provide Venue Technical Management services for the entire curling event in the forthcoming winter olympics on the shores of the Caspian Sea at Sochi, Russia.

Managing director, Rupert Kelly made the announcement in an open press conference at the Knightsbridge offices of Citrus Networks Ltd. Citrus Networks are Media IP Networks close partner for transmission network installation and operational support services.

Venue Technical Mgs: RK with Greg and Lloyd

Team GB