SailGP claims combined global TV audience of 247m viewers as it highlights first season successes

A total television audience of more than 247m people watched SailGP in its first season, the organisers of the global sailing league have claimed. Making use of remote production, and working with the sport and live events producer Whisper, coverage of the boat racing championship was made available in 100 territories and via a mobile […]  More

Berlin Marathon 2019: Infront, SCC and Deutsche Telekom test 5G production set-up during host broadcast coverage

Infront Productions used its host coverage of Sunday’s BMW Berlin Marathon (29 September) to test a 5G-connected-camera set-up using the public mobile network. Working with the event organiser SCC and the telecoms company Deutsche Telekom, the Infront trial consisted of two 5G-connected cameras that were positioned to cover two sections of the race: the half-way […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: Norbert Paquet on Sony’s production advances and the Nevion partnership

Sony highlight launches in Hall 13 at IBC included the PXW-Z750 XDCAM shoulder camera with 4K 2/3-type 3-chip CMOS sensor system and the FX9 E-mount interchangeable lens camcorder with a newly-developed full-frame sensor. Sony also introduced two new IP extension adapters, HDCE-TX30 and HDCE-RX30, promising to transform the current HDC series of SDI system cameras […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: Grass Valley’s Cohen and Görner discuss remote production trends

At IBC Grass Valley announced that Euro Media Group has standardised on the GV K-Frame X video production engine as it optimises production capability ahead of major sporting events during 2020. The switchers will be deployed across several EMG-owned companies, including Videohouse Belgium, CTV UK, United in the Netherlands and Euromedia France. At the show […]  More

BT Sport discusses creative benefits of remote production over 5G

BT Sport bagged another ‘world first’ at IBC last week by successfully demonstrating 5G-enabled multi-location live remote production — but the application throws up as many questions as it does opportunities. The advantages of remote production – reduction in cost, better work-life balance for employees, reduced carbon footprint and the ability to produce more games […]  More

Thought Leadership: Tata Communications looks at getting in on live sports action from afar

Live action is pulling in viewers globally, yet to make that happen broadcasters have traditionally had to haul in people and kit from their home territories to wherever that action is taking place. From high bills to loopy logistics to increasing CO2 footprints, it has been difficult. Today remote production has really come into its […]  More

United advances remote production in the Netherlands with SDNsquare GRID

For the first time in Dutch TV history, a live programme has been remotely produced using an entirely SMPTE 2110 IP-based infrastructure thanks to Belgian media networking and storage company SDNsquare. Media production service provider United produced Talpa Media’s ‘Koffietijd’ (‘Time for Coffee’) and ‘5 uur live’ (‘5 o’clock Live’) from United’s remote centre in the […]  More