Atresmedia put all their confidence in VAV for the reception and treatment of 4K signal of the UEFA Champions League Final that faced Real Madrid and Juventus the past Saturday 3 of June in Cardiff. Our OB Van 21 4K was from the past Wednesday at the Atresmedia headquarters in San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid), installed as a 4K continuity control for the reception of all signals and subsequent treatment for program broadcast of the Champions League final in 4K. Atresmedia went through a great technical deployment to bring the best quality of image and the most complete coverage through its televisions and / or mobile devices. Atresmedia gave the possibility to live the final in 4K resolution to all those spectators with devices prepared for this audiovisual technology. Throughout the national territory, it was possible to enjoy the retransmission of the match in 4K for free through the web of Antena 3. The user had to have a device and an internet connection compatible with 4K technology. From VAV we are very excited to have been part of this technological challenge for our country, with the 4K open broadcast of the most important sporting event of the year throughout Europe.
After 9 months of work, the number of productions are reduced by the arrival of the extreme heat to Emirates. During this season, we have made more than 200 productions covering a wide range of events. Among the sport productions, we can highlight our host services for national competitions like AGL and AGC; and the coverage of two of the most important events in the camel races season: the Gulf Cup, in October, that was the unofficial beginning of the season, and the Al Wathba finals, last big competition of the year. Both productions had a coverage of more than 16 cameras. Among the numerous events produced, we believe we can outstand the coverage of the two main festivals in Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Zayed Festival and Mother of the Nation Festival, both dedicated to key figures in the history of UAE. But not everything has been productions with OB vans, we have also given service of creative crew reaching a total of more than 4,000 services during the season.Our cameramen and EVS operators have been witness of exception of the breaking news and the most important events in the country during the past year.
TV3 relied on VAV again for the personalization of the final "Copa del Rey", who was played last Saturday May 27 between the F.C. Barcelona and Deportivo Alavés, in the Vicente Calderón stadium (Madrid). The OB Van 21 UHD was equipped with 7 HD camera chains, 2 EVS HD, 2 box lenses 72 HD, double position of commentators, position of reporter, as well as the technical crew of assembly.
The regular football season has come to an end in UAE with the celebration of the last round of the championship of the AGL (Arabian Gulf League). Finally, the team of the capital, Al Jazeera, has managed to break the duopoly of the last 6 years of Al Ahli and Al Ain and has won the championship. At the bottom of the table, we say goodbye to Bani Yas and Kalba teams. Next year Ajman and Dubai will join the AGL, leaving out the new team of Diego Maradona, Al Fujairah, who has not finally achieved the promotion. VAV Middle East has been a major player in the development of the championship being in charge of producing host signal of 46 games. As the season finale, we have produced two games of the decisive last round from the stadiums of Hatta and Al Ahli.PLC (Pro-League Committee) wanted to reward the team that has made possible the production of the season and has delivered in each stadium gold medals to each member of the technical and creative staff.
Last Saturday May 13th, we moved the OB Van 21 to the Portuguese city of Lisbon to produce, in collaboration with Green, the signal of the celebration of the Portuguese football league title that Benfica won and which was broadcast live on Radio Televisión Portuguesa. From the Lisbon square of Marqués de Pombal, center of the celebrations of the fans of Benfica, OB Van 21 was working for almost 24 hours in celebration of the players with his fans. For this great deployment, the OB Van 21 was endowed with 6 camera chains, 2 box lens, 4 wireless camera links and 3 wireless reporter systems.
This week, VAV Middle East was responsible to cover the host signal for four games of the Arabian Gulf League. This time, we moved to the cities of Fujairah and Dubai to cover the matches of Dibba vs Al Al Wasl and Al Ahli vs Sharjah. OB Van 15 was in charge of producing the signal, providing a display of 13 HD camera chains, including 5 box lenses, 1 Jimmy Jib, an 1 orbiter and 2 mini-cameras.
Last week Uvetech carried out the installation work of the lighting system in the virtual studio that General Motors has enabled in its new training center located in the International Media Production Zone of Dubai. Uvetech's engineering department has carried out the functions of design, equipment supply, installation, commissioning and training for this system consisting of a lighting grid with 8 units of DayLED Fresnel 1000 with pantograph, 10 panels for lighting of the chroma and 1 DMX control console of 48 channels located in the center of control of the studio.
VAV Middle East has been exceptional witness of the inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club’s 60 FT Dhow Dalma Race. At 125 km, this is one of the longest races by distance covering many islands. The race started from Dalma Island and passed through Sir Bani Yas Island, Ghasha Island, Umm Al Kurkum Island, Al Fatayer Island, Al Bazam Island, Marawah Island, Jananah Island and end in Al Mirfa. From this last point, the fishermen little village of Al Mirfa, VAV was covering a special unilateral program for Abu Dhabi Media. More than 12 hours on air to bring Emirati houses the tradition and the beauty of this race, where there were 100 boats and almost 3.000 sailors competing to get a first price of 1.5 Million Dirhams. OB Van 11 was assigned for the project and had a deployment of 11 HD cameras, including 1 wireless and 1 box lens.
With the arrival of the end of the season, many awards ceremonies are celebrated throughout the country. On this occasion, we have been present in the delivery of the prizes to the Sport achievement Awards in Abu Dhabi. For the seventh consecutive year, the General Authority for Youth and Sports grants its annual awards to sporting merit to emirate athletes and outstanding figures in the promotion of sports. The gala this year was held at the National Theatre in Abu Dhabi and has been attended by the highest authorities of Abu Dhabi. VAV Middle East has been covering the ceremony with its OB 15 and a deployment of 14 HD camera chains, including a 9 meter crane, 1 box lenses and 2 wireless systems.
VAV Compañía de Producciones has signed a collaboration agreement with Dorna Sports, for the production of FIM CEV Repsol 2017. The new VAV OB Van 21 4K will be responsible for producing the international signal of the categories of the European Talent Cup, Moto 2 TM and Moto 3 TM FIM CEV Repsol 2017. On April 30 will start, in the circuit of Albacete, the season that will take us for the circuits of Barcelona - Catalunya, Ricardo Tormo, Estoril, Jerez, Motorland Aragón and again the Ricardo Tormo to live the excitement of the live races. The OB Van 21 4K will have an endowment of 14 HD camera chains, 12 box lenses, 3 EVS'S XT3 8 channels, 1 HD camera link, plus the operation and assembly crew. From VAV, we face this new challenge with the biggest of the commitments, to offer our customer the best quality for the production of the races and to have the capacity to transfer to the viewers the emotion of this event.