Barco orders touch 10 m in European sports market in last 3 months

MUMBAI: Barco has received orders for its LED sport solution from five stadiums across Europe over the last three months. The five installations, which are at sports complexes in the Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Russia and Ukraine respectively, have a combined value approaching 10 m Euro.

With these orders, Barco confirms it is strengthening its position in the media market for LED walls, by capitalising on the growing European sports market and significantly increases its market-share in this competitive market. 

According to an official release, Barco has received orders to install over 600 square meters ILite indoor LED and SLite outdoor LED as well as 245 flat screen displays, in stadiums in Prague, Czech Republic; Furth, Germany; Leiria, Portugal; Odessa, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia.

The largest order was placed by the Hala Sazka Arena in Prague, host of the Ice Hockey World Championships 2004. The Hala Sazka Arena has already received much attention by being granted the award for "Best Executed Construction with Steel Structure" in the Czech and Slovak Republics, 2002-2003. The high-profile installation at the Hala Sazka Arena is a perfect example of Barco's ability to adapt its display solutions to suit the client's needs.

The state-of-the-art arena will feature a centre-hung LED display of 136 square meters Barco ILite 12, as well as 310 meters Barco SLite 22 LED which will serve as fascia boarding, 245 flat screen displays that will adorn lobbies, public areas and VIP suites as well as 200 full color LED stair screens which will be used to provide additional lighting effects throughout the arena. The entire display solution is backed by Barco's proprietary sport control software. Installation is due for completion in April 2004.

Barco Media and Entertainment president Stephan Paridaen says, "With these and other recent project wins, we are clearly beginning to see the fruits of the strategic acquisitions we made in the international sports market last year. By acquiring Trans-Lux Sport (Utah, USA), now known as Barco Media, we have concentrated a significant amount of energy on this market, in terms of R&D as well as system development. Over eleven sports stadiums across Europe and North America, including some of the world's biggest and most modern stadiums such as Estadio Das Antas (Porto, Portugal) and Stade De Geneve (Geneve, Switzerland), have installed Barco sport solutions during the past year, a clear indication that Barco is fast extending its reputation as reference in the visualisation industry to the sports market too."

A second high-profile installation of Barco's LED display solution will take place at the Moscow-based Bitsa Horse Race Track. The stadium, which is currently undergoing a complete renovation, will be reopened featuring three brand-new, state-of-the-art Barco LED displays together totalling over 100 square meters. The three Slite 14 displays will be divided across indoor and outdoor locations, with a 25 square meter display used indoor and 25 square meter and 50 square meter displays used at outdoor locations in and around the stadium.

The remaining three orders are for installations at the Furth Stadium in Furth Germany (28 square meters Slite 14 outdoor LED), the multi-purpose Odessa stadium in Odessa, Ukraine (24 square meters ILite 12 indoor LED) and the Leiria Stadium in Leiria, Portugal (106 square meters Slite 14 outdoor LED).

Barco Media Division manager Nico Vernieuwe said, "We pride ourselves on the system integrity of our sports display solutions. Whether our clients need a simple fascia-board solution or a full-fledged indoor and outdoor display solution, Barco provides them with the products, software control and support needed to turn their facility into a total entertainment experience."

Barco's sports solutions are found in stadiums across the globe. Using the highest quality standards, the various components of Barco's sport solution adhere to the strictest imaging standards.

Latest Reads
BIG Magic acquires 'Boonie Bears' exclusive FTA rights

BIG Magic has acquired exclusive FTA rights of ‘Boonie Bears’, the No.1 and most popular animated series in China. BIG Magic has renamed it ‘Babloo Dabloo’ for the Hindi viewing audience. Babloo Dabloo airs every Monday – Sunday 10 am – 11 am & 5 pm – 6 pm only on BIG Magic

Television TV Channels GECs
PBL: Setting stage for next big thing on Indian sporting landscape

India has witnessed the emergence of a multi-sports culture over the past few years. This significant development has come on the back of a promising display by Indian sportspersons across various disciplines, the meteoric rise of home grown leagues and the consequent widening of the fan base of...

Television TV Channels Sports
CNNMoney new section will be about the fastest growing economy; MoneyStream app launched

MUMBAI: Attracting 1.8 million average monthly page views, witnessing a 37 per cent growth in video consumption and 16 per cent in unique browsers month-on-month from India in less than a year’s time is not smooth. In its ambitious plan of global expansion, CNN Digital is leaving no stone unturned...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Content a 'Game of Thrones'; AT&T's control over HBO, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros faces regulatory lens

The global media landscape is resulting in a new juggernaut as an internet and cable behemoth yesterday purchased an entertainment conglomerate making the former unmatched in its size and reach to consumers through home broadband, smartphones, satellite television and a battery of movies and cable...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
US$ 4.5 bn expected from IPL rights; SC recommends accounts scrutiny

The Supreme Court on Friday froze all financial transactions between the BCCI and state cricket associations by directing the apex body not to disburse any funds till it resolves to abide by the Justice RM Lodha panel recommendations on reforms by 3 December . The top court ordered that none of...

Television TV Channels Sports
TVS Tyres is co-presenter for Asian Champions Trophy 2016

Continuing its strong connect with sports, TVS Tyres has associated with Asian Champions Trophy 2016 by becoming the co-presenter. The Asian Champions Trophy is one of the premier hockey tournaments, a much sought after annual international competition promising some great hockey action. This...

Television TV Channels Sports
Q2-17: Zee Learn declares maiden interim dividend

The board of directors of the Essel group’s education company Zee Learn Limited (ZLL) have declared a first time ever dividend of 5 percent per equity share of Re 1 each for the quarter ended 30 September 2016 (Q2-17, current quarter).

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Whether BARC action can stop unethical practices?

MUMBAI: Can businesses and industries practise their art of selling fairly although they have 'Fair Practices' training during academic courses, workshops and several ISO and other certifications? There seems to be the fear of the lawman, and not the law in India. If the traffic cop is watching,...

Television TV Channels Viewership
TV Superhighway: beIN, Yaddo, AfricaXP have joined us, says Magine CEO Ambuj Goyal

CANNES; Magine has secured partnerships with four of the industry’s most exciting sports, documentary and entertainment content providers. Partnerships with beIN, the international media group and owner of MIRAMAX; Yaddo, the new documentary streaming service headed up by former head of The BBC’s...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories