With FOR-A architecture, Emirates Draw can now be upgraded from HD to 4k Ultra HD.
FOR-A has delivered a complete flyaway production kit to Fujairah-based Media and Art Production (MAP).
The kit is designed to provide the technology platform for Emirates Draw, a live draw programme in the UAE.
MAP provides complete production services, from creative concepts to delivery. Emirati Draw is entertainment and live draw programme broadcast every Sunday in prime time. Now, with MAP’s production system, it will be broadcast live from a different location every week.
The complete solution delivered to MAP included the HVS-490 production switcher, MFR-3000 routing switcher with multiviewer, Insight servers and Envivo replay management, ClassX graphics platforms, and multi-channel signal processor.
Emirates Draw is currently produced in HD, but now with FOR-A architecture, it can be upgraded to 4k Ultra HD at the flick of a switch. The system is built on SDI (with quad SDI for 4k when required), which allows rapid configuration at each location, and the ability to use existing infrastructure when the programme uses fixed facilities at Dubai Studio City.
Imad Bassil, Owner and GM of MAP, said: “Our business is in delivering live events and television to the highest possible standards. The new production system we developed built on the FOR-A kit allows our team to focus on creating exciting, engaging television, knowing that the underlying technology will deliver what we expect, every time, whatever configuration we need for that particular show.”
Mohammed Abu Ziyadeh of FOR-A’s Dubai centre added: “This was a great showpiece project for us. We demonstrated that FOR-A could deliver all the quality, reliability and ease of use they demanded; that we could provide technical and operational support to MAP’s in-house engineering team; and we could complete the project to their tight timescales.”
The system was first used for a special programme on the UAE National Day, December 2, 2021. Since then, it has been used for the regular Sunday evening Emirates Draw shows.