Band and Claro develop first sports broadcast with 5G in Brazil

Brazilian FTA TV channel Rede Bandeirantes (Band), owned by Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicação, and the telecommunications company Claro Brasil (America Movil), have made this last Sunday, April 25th, the first sports broadcast using 5G technology in Brazil.

According to the information reported by UOL and other specialized websites in the country, it took place during the first stage of Stock Car Brasil, one of the main motor racing competitions in the country, and was implemented from the Autodromo de Goiânia (state of Goias). Likewise, some of the partners that Band and Claro had during the broadcast were Huawei, Qualcomm and Motorola. According to the information reported, during the event, audiences had exclusive images sent by ‘Mochilink’, a portable system with 5G for live and real-time broadcasts, and a drone installed by Claro, which sent images of the competition via 5G to Band’s headquarters.

‘Claro innovates once again by testing 5G in such a relevant area, such as sports and entertainment in Brazil. With 5G technology, Claro aims to improve the experience of how TV audiences relate with their favourite sport’s broadcasts’, reported Paulo Cesar Teixeira, CEO at Claro Brasil.

Likewise, at the end of March, Nokia announced that it was able to complete, together with TV Azteca (Grupo Salinas), the trial versions to implement the first TV broadcast over 5G in Latin America, which took place at the facilities that TV Azteca owns in Mexico City.