With the requirements understood and the spaces identified, we collaborated with our internal design and implementation teams to draw up the facility that would be built.
One of the first tasks was to develop the main control room, which was achieved by upgrading our largest control room, PCR 4, to be a UHD/HDR facility with Dolby Atmos audio. This would anchor the facility technically and provide a home for the programme presentation production.
Then the project progressed onto identifying a suitable space (PCR34) to build out the match cut control room alongside a dedicated Atmos sound control room, where the main match coverage and world feed of every live game are produced.
And adjacent to the match control room, two large replay room spaces were constructed and deeply integrated into the Sky Studios media workflows, with each capable of accommodating 10 EVS Replay operators and 4 members of the production team.
To ensure Sky’s live Premier League coverage continues to have some of the best on-screen tactical analysis seen in the UK, we installed additional render engines and upgraded analysis systems.