AA Ringette Championship
Producing Live Coverage of the “Fastest Sport on Ice”
Ringette is a Canadian winter sport that’s been dubbed the fastest sport on ice. To capture the action-packed AA Ringette Championship for the fans and for teaching purposes for the team, event organizers wanted to stream the 3-day coverage. The quality in these venues has typically been subpar due to lack of connectivity. The production team knew one cell connection wasn’t going to cut it. Next, the team needed the ability to get the video back to their network operations so they could ingest it into their REMI suites to add the graphics and make the production look high-quality for the anticipated 70K viewers watching it live online.
The team utilized a REMI workflow and LU800 to transmit the multi-camera live feeds to the control room at the company’s production facility. The REMI approach gave the team more control over the production elements: editing, adding slates and graphics, and distribution. They were also able to send their backup stream directly from the LiveU Central video management platform to their content distribution network. Another perk of using LiveU was the Video Return function, which gave the team the ability to record the 3 days of content for future use. The LiveU solution and partnership with ISI Live allowed viewers to see real high-quality live sports production streamed to their devices.
"We wouldn't have live streamed the entire 3-day championship without the affordability and flexibility that LiveU offered. Thousands of families who couldn’t be at the finals would have missed the chance at seeing their children compete.”