The sports oriented TV channel Dubai Sports, belonging to Dubai Media Incorporated, has used Prodys’s video codec IKUSNET for the coverage of some sections of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2012. The IKUSNET video codec was installed in a moving car and permitted to take nice shots of the running athletes during the whole duration of the race, whose winner, the Ethiopian Ayele Abshero, won with a record time of 2:04:23, the forth fastest in history. The video codec was able to transmit the video live to studio using Etisalat 3G mobile network with an excellent video and transmission quality.
After broadcasting the race, Mr. Rashid Al Amiri, Head of Dubai Sports, declared that he liked very much the possibilities opened by the use of IKUSNET technology in live event transmissions and he was very happy with the quality of the transmission obtained.
The success of this transmission would not have been possible without the support given by Prodys’s distributor in the Middle East area, Mr. Ihab el Baba, from BBS (www.bababroadcast.com), who was always willing to resolve any doubt in the installation and operation of the video codec.