Champion Data Provides In-Game Graphics to Fox Footy’s First 4K AFL Broadcast Using Lynx Technik’s SDI Converter

(Sydney, Australia, 30 April 2019) Techtel, Australia’s leading broadcast systems integrator has provided and integrated a set of Bi-directional 12G-SDI to Quad-link 3G-SDI converters by Lynx Technik AG to Champion Data – Australia’s leading provider of sports statistics and in-sports graphics. This comes as Fox Sports broadcasts current AFL season matches in 4K Ultra High Definition for the first time.

Champion Data is the official supplier to AFL for competition data and provides clubs & media with a suite of live and post products. When Fox Footy Channel by Fox Sports transitioned to 4K UHD broadcasting for the 2019 season, Champion Data needed to integrate 12G SDI in to Quad-link 3G-SDI signals which support 4K/UHD broadcasting into their infrastructure. As a Lynx Technik reseller in Australia, Techtel provided 24 Yellobrik converters, coupled with the rack frames and Dual 1>3 12G SDI Distribution Amplifiers to optimise the performance of the signals.

“The Yellobrik Bidirectional 2SI Quad Link to Single Link Converter by Lynx Technik provides the optimal interface technology to convert the traditional single-link into quad link signals to support 4K resolution which has four times more pixels than full high definition and nine times more pixels than standard high definition, says Mal Chandler, CEO at Techtel.

“When moving to UHD 4K we chose to use the Lynx Yellobrik due to their known reliability and bidirectional support. With Techtel’s product knowledge and aftersales support, it was a simple decision.” Andrew Mott, Broadcast and Design Manager, Champion Data 

About Champion Data

Champion Data was established in 1995 and commenced operations from 1996 in Australian Rules Football, adopting and developing the pinnacle of professional calling standards for the collection of scores and statistics and becoming Australia’s leading sports data innovator.

Champion Data commenced its broadcast arm in 1998 and offered a complete turnkey solution including graphic design, data integration, technical and operational solutions and support ensuing for a world class and seamless broadcast each time.

With a strong client base including Fox Footy, Channel 7, Channel 9, Cricket Australia, Maguire Media and Asian Tour Media Champion Data continue to be the leading Sports Broadcast graphic provider in Australia with a proven track record of delivering every time.