MAVTV Canada has partnered with Nextologies Limited to provide complex live remote production and transmission services for the Ricmotech Road to Indy which is helping to raise funds for the Covid-19 relief efforts.
Motorsports broadcaster MAVTV Canada has once again partnered with custom end-to-end video broadcast solutions provider Nextologies Limited to provide complex live remote production and transmission services for the Ricmotech Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires iRacing eSeries.
The race is a collaboration between MAVTV Canada, Road to Indy, Ricmotech Racing Simulators, Xtrememotorsports and Apex Racing to help raise funds for the Covid-19 relief efforts. Taking place in March and April, the races have featured competitors representing all three levels of the world’s leading driver development platform. All competitors racing in this cause are donating their registration fees to a special Covid-19 fund.
To keep everyone safe and in continued self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, Nextologies was asked to quickly engineer a customised online solution that provided the ability to produce the live racing eseries remotely from home. Using the technology Nextologies provided, producers were able to control switching and insert commercials during the live feed over the internet while broadcasting on MAVTV Canada.
Sasha Zivanovic, CEO of Nextologies, said: “With Covid-19 having brought an end to live sporting events so far in 2020, virtual racing can continue. We are proud to be able to provide MAVTV with a quick high-quality solution that works well, considering web streaming is not a broadcast standard.”
Mike Garrow, president of MAVTV Canada, added: “In these trying times it’s even more important to find ways to give people an outlet to find some familiar enjoyment. I would like to thank all who helped pull this together in such a short amount of time for the viewers at home: Rick Pereira our GM, the folks at Road to Indy, Ricmotech Racing Simulators, Xtrememotorsports, Apex Racing and Nextologies. Enjoy the races and do what you can to support your local hospitals and each other.”