Ross Video and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Drive the Draft

Ottawa, Canada, April 26th 2019 – Ross Video is pleased to be working again with Van Wanger Sports and Entertainment (VWSE) to drive coverage of the North American Football League’s annual draft in Nashville, Tennessee, that runs until Sunday April 27th.

As part of the video production, VWSE have deployed the Ultrix routing/AV processing platform, Carbonite Mosaic video processor and XPression Tessera real-time graphics rendering solution to drive all the on-set LED displays (an incredible total pixel count of 28 Million and the largest Tessera deployment to date!), with everything being controlled via DashBoard, Ross Video’s ward winning software control system. Ross also supplied Carbonite production switchers to cut live concert segments, as well as XPression Studio graphics to provide content to the many large LED displays temporarily installed across six city blocks for the fans that have travelled to Nashville for the event. In addition, a fan experience production – being held at the Nissan Stadium not far from the main draft stage on First and Broadway – is also being driven by a host of Ross Sports Venue Solutions.

Photo Credit: Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment

Commenting on the various productions, Nate McCourt, Producer with VWSE, emphasizes the quality of the relationship with Ross Video. “Van Wagner’s longstanding relationship with Ross allows us to push the limits on many of our one-off events, giving us the ability to utilize technology and workflows typically seen only in permanent applications. Leveraging the power of XPression Tessera’s real-time render engine and Dashboard Control allows us to dynamically update numerous graphic looks for all 32 teams at the push of a button.”

Kevin Cottam, Ross Video’s Director of Sports & Live Events, is delighted to be bringing this prestigious event to fans in and around the venue. “We have collaborated with VWSE and the league on many high profile events over the years and we’re proud of what we have been able to accomplish through our partnership; these types of events show our commitment to live production and our breadth of solutions that enable the kind of high impact, high efficiency production VWSE and the league need to deliver to their fans”.


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