World Cup 2018

Synterra Media Bolsters AV Monitoring for the IBC at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

PHABRIX is pleased to announce that Synterra Media, the Russian provider of telecom services for TV production, broadcasting, and entertainment media businesses, has chosen PHABRIX’s leading Sx handheld instruments for use at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, taking place from June 14 to July 15.

The Sx handheld device will be implemented in the IBC for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Synterra Media selected seven PHABRIX SxA portable 3G/HD/SD generation, analysis, and video/audio monitoring solutions and a SxE handheld 3G/HD/SD generation, analysis, and monitoring instrument with advanced physical layer analysis. The solutions will be deployed in the 2018 World Cup International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Moscow, as well as on location from the 12 stadiums.

Grigory Uryev, Deputy General Director, Synterra Media, says: “Test and measurement needs to be at the forefront of a live event on the scale of a World Cup. As the main contractor for delivering all the signals from the IBC in Moscow to the relevant Russian rights holders and other foreign broadcasters, we need to deploy robust and fault-less technology and PHABRIX solutions deliver on this every time.”

“There really is no room for error when it comes to delivering a World Cup to billions of global viewers,” says Phillip Adams, Managing Director, PHABRIX. “By utilizing our handheld Sx Series, Synterra Media is ensuring optimal quality of output for the 64 matches to be played across the tournament.”

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