One of Turkey’s biggest production companies, IMAJ (www.imajonline.com), already a well-established PlayBox user, is contributing to the TV coverage of the FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball) World Championship in Turkey. IMAJ has been supplied by PlayBox Turkey with four SD-SDI and one HD-SDI AirBox and TitleBox playout and CG/graphics servers for the tapeless workflow of the World Championship TV coverage within the broadcast centres. PlayBox Technology has also provided engineers to develop the system integration in the four cities, as well as operators.
The FIBA World Championship is played every four years to decide the world’s top basketball nation. The competition has been held 15 times since its inauguration in 1950. Sixty years on the 16th World Championship for men’s basketball is to be played in Turkey, between 28th August and 12th September, and will draw a huge global television audience. The 24 qualified teams are divided into four groups and the games are taking place in Ankara, Kayseri, Izmir and Istanbul.