FIFA TV wins industry awards for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage

FIFA TV wins industry awards for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage

FIFA’s TV Services division has been honored with two prestigious industry awards for its production of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Aside from coming top in the “Outstanding Live Achievement” category for its 37-camera live UHD broadcast of all 64 games, FIFA TV was also given the inaugural award for “Outstanding Technical Achievement, Imaging”, introduced at the 2018 SVG Sport Production Awards.

“These two awards round off an exceptional FIFA World Cup that was notable for the outstanding quality of the live broadcast.

We are particularly delighted to win the new Outstanding Technical Achievement award for imaging for our innovative multi-layer production concept, which allowed us to deliver multiple formats through a single production process and enhanced video quality on every TV set around the world,” Florin Mitu, FIFA’s Head of Broadcast Production explained while attending the awards ceremony in Amsterdam on Thursday evening.

“We’re very proud to receive these awards, which reflect the hard work and dedication of the whole team during months and years of preparation.

They are a recognition of our commitment to enhancing the experience of football fans everywhere and telling the story of world football’s greatest spectacle at the very highest standard broadcast technology allows,” FIFA’s Director of TV Services, Josh Smith said.


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