CTMI supports Fox World Cup broadcast studio
Monday, 30 January 2023
foxFox sports broadcast all 64 World Cup games live across the United States from the set
Qatar - Creative Technology Middle East supported broadcaster Fox to deliver the largest temporary studio in Qatar on the Doha Corniche waterfront promenade, for the live broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Fox sports broadcast all 64 World Cup games live across the United States from their set featuring four different stages, each having a backdrop of the West Bay illuminated skyline of Qatar's capital.
CTME delivered the studio’s AV requirements across the impressive space which span across 148ft x 33ft within two stories. The onsite build started on 22 October and ran 24/7 until FIFA went live on 20 November.
The AV solutions consisted of 500sqm of LED controlled by multiple Novastar H9 splicers and Barco E2 screen management system to manage over 22m pixels. A bespoke lighting package consisted over 700 lighting fixtures.
CT also managed all of the daily systems and operations, providing critical support for Fox Sports. A team of six engineers were working on a rota to ensure all the requirements were met.
Irum Ashraf CTME’s general manager comments, “Our journey with Fox sports started early in 2021 when we first met with top level senior executives. With the pandemic still looming it was almost a miracle that were able to sit around the table with the FOX team. They had a great vision of how they wanted the studio to look and nestle itself amongst Qatar's most renowned locations.
“The historic relationship between NEP/ CT and Fox played an instrumental role in the award of the project as we proved that we as a company could connect and collaborate across borders and geographies. We made sure the service that Fox received was in line with the global relationship they have across the NEP business.” say’s Ashraf.
Dhyaan Parikh, senior project manager adds, “The requirement from Fox was very specific. They had delivered multiple projects but at smaller scale, but for the World Cup they wanted to pull all the stops out with multiple stages, LED, and exclusive lighting across the studio to really create the wow factor. Being a 360 supplier, we knew from the offset that CT would be a perfect match for this job.”
Ashraf continues, “With CT Qatar's office having had its feet firmly on the ground for many years, we were able offer invaluable advice and support to the client where any uncertainties occurred to them delivering there first ever temporary studio in Doha. We had many meetings to discuss the requirements in depth. We understood the design and were able to advise on solutions that would be cost effective yet keeping up with the latest technology. It was a true partnership from the very beginning.”
For the entire studio CT supplied a custom-made lighting package consisting of over 700 active features using our latest fleet of new Ayrton, Robe, SGM and Elation fixtures. The lighting was controlled by the latest GrandMA3 with over 23000 parameters and 55 universes. Two grandMA full size and two grandMA Lite were also supplied.
Sam Connolly CTME's Head of Lighting and Power comments, "It was a wonderful project to be a part of, we worked very closely with the team at Fox. Our team installed over 700 fixtures into the studio using the latest lights on the market. We had done extensive planning to ensure a smooth delivery. Our engineers were on site to ensure replacements could be made fast if required. We also needed to make sure we had sufficient control over the network and to do this we utilised the latest luminex range of products and had multiple Araneo points to monitor the network.”

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