Creative Technology (CT) said it delivered the “largest single-site sporting event technology overlay” to date at the recent 2023 Ryder Cup.
The event, which took place from 29 September – 1 October in Rome, saw more than 100 million pixels displayed across the course with a strong focus on 2110 IP distribution.
CT is a long-term provider of audio-visual services to the Ryder Cup with the 2023 edition being the 10th European competition the company has supported.
Highlights of CT’s output included 600 televisions deployed throughout the corporate hospitality and retail/merchandise facilities; the ‘TFC Flow’ which handled connections to and from the broadcast compound; the SMPTE 2110 workflow for content distribution; and a Panasonic “Kairos” which provided independent source switching and automated transitions to up to 48 individual M/E outputs.
CT Europe CEO Dave Crump said, “We have been on an incredible journey with the Ryder Cup over almost four decades, the technology deployment in 2023 will inevitably develop further as we look forward to future events. None of this would be possible without the incredible on-site team of around 50, lead by Dominic Hill, who manage, install and operate the project.”
CT head of sport and broadcast Steve Purkess said, “Our decision to deliver an SMPTE 2110 workflow for the content distribution at the Ryder Cup was only possible due to the power and flexibility that Kairos and TFC Flow bring. Given the complexity of what we delivered, the move to an IP-based infrastructure was the only logical choice.”