Spartak Moscow Arena, Moscow / Russia

The Task

To deliver state-of-the art broadcast and multimedia infrastructure to the newly built Otkrytie Arena, home of football club Spartak Moscow. The arena should enable its investors to develop new revenue streams by using flexible and modern technology. Additionally all technology had to be planned in compliance with FIFA regulations since the stadium is a venue during the FIFA world cup 2018.

The Challenge

Our team analysed the investor’s needs and supported the planning team with its expertise when it came to entertainment, broadcast and multimedia solutions. Proposing a single media content management system, allowing maximum profit from advertisement and distribution throughout the whole arena. Meaning that all audio and video systems should be managed by one multifunctional control centre.

The Solution

Finalizing this large installation in the beginning of 2013 resulted in the construction of a combined Broadcast and Multimedia system under the management of one Media Control Room. The TV Broadcast Infrastructure includes 4K, HD-pre-cabling with 37 camera positions, 8 TV-Studios, supplied Press area, Mixed zone, Flash interview area, Commentary positions, equipped TV-compound with Stadium termination panels. All multimedia systems are managed in phase including LED giant video screens, LED pitch perimeter, Public Address audio system and Mobile-TV. The eight channels Stadium TV together with Digital Signage are distributed in any combination of screens and zones to 170 LCD screens within the Arena. Crucial part of the job was the consultancy on multimedia workflows and content distribution during all stages of the project, enabling the customer to gain new revenue streams. As a result, the arena has an integrated TV Broadcast Infrastructure / multimedia workflow compliant with all FIFA requirements. Additionally, all technical solutions cater for both Broadcast and Multimedia professionals to work together without friction.