The world’s best Taekwondo athletes took up residence in Manchester this week, as the 2019 World Championships took place at Manchester Arena over a 5-day period. After developing a strong partnership with GB Taekwondo following on from broadcasts of the 2017 and 2018 Grand Prix events, Televideo were delighted to be awarded the contract as TV and Online Production partners for this world-renowned event.
The operation was significant - with 7 courts to cover, sometimes for up to 13 hours a day, online offerings to various platforms, content distribution across the arena, Internet management and other HB roles, Televideo had a large onsite presence to accommodate the needs and requirements of clients from GB Taekwondo, the World Taekwondo Federation, Spring Media, as well as various broadcasters onsite for unilateral productions. Televideo’s HD6 was sued to deliver the nightly world feed production to 15 countries worldwide, with both the BBC and BT Sport taking the live action each night on a domestic level. Televideo also provided BT Sport with a post-produced highlights show of the event, which was aired a few days later.
Clients at GB Taekwondo were extremely pleased with Televideo’s delivery of the event. Competition Manager Mark Kaufman said, ‘Wow! I am very impressed with your delivery at the Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships. I have worked with many broadcast teams in delivering very large events with as much, if not more, global importance than the one we just finished; I have not been graced with the professionalism, proactive and positive attitudes, willingness to learn and world class demeanor with any of those other teams."