Objectives of the service
The project developed a service platform based on the utilisation of the KA-SAT satellite for the live video feed of non-mainstream sport events, associated to a terrestrial based IP live video distribution.
Users and their needs
“Lega Pro” and Sportube are the users targeted in this project. Lega P
o is the owner of the Italian Serie C match video rights. They have the interest to improve the shooting standard of these matches to High Definition (HD) format, to increase the value of the rights of the matches.
Sportutbe needs an affordable and high quality transmission allowing them to stream the matches via Internet to reach their final users.
The activities in the mentioned CCN are related to the satisfaction of more demanding requirements of the target users (e.g. volleyball and beach volley) in terms of costs and matches duration. In fact, the duration of a volley match is unpredictable with the consequence on the total costs of the service.
The potential final users of the service are estimated to be 20 million people in Italy and more than 200 million in Europe, considering all potential leagues and countries.
Service/ system concept
The developed system can deliver :
• Real time video service with very high quality
• Agreed Service Level Agreement
• Web Streaming
• Digital and automatic match repository
Space Added Value
KA-SAT is the Eutelsat Ka-band High Throughput Satellites (HTS) that is used throughout the project. It provides the necessary capacity to exploit efficiently the target service guaranteeing the required quality of service at acceptable cost. Theoretically, last generation terrestrial wireless systems (4G) may offer the same type of service but their coverage is mainly over the largest cities (while the sites for Lega Pro championship are mainly in small cities) and the capacity must be shared with other users, that in case of crowded sports events in the stadiums can already overload the available cells.
The KABALIST Pilot Project associated to live coverage of Serie C has been successfully concluded during the season 2015/2016, with the live coverage of the events associated to 51 stadiums on the Italian territory.
Official link to the project: https://business.esa.int/projects/kabalist