Cloud-native platforms can help urgent need for remote working says RCS
Staff members at Reality Check Solutions around the world have already adopted remote working and the company believes it is in a position to help media content producers large and small make the move to at-home cloud-based operation.
RCS President Andrew Heimbold told SVG Europe, “The last few weeks have seen unprecedented change and on behalf of RCS and our partners we sincerely hope that all our friends, colleagues, clients and their families are safe and well.
“As a company providing broadcast services and technology for live production we have seen a rapid and seismic shift in a matter of a few weeks. Whilst all of our employees globally have moved to working remotely we have been inundated with requests from clients, both old and new, seeking help in switching to remote and cloud-based productions.
“Many have previously spoken about the desire or intention to move to cloud or remote productions: it is clear that this is now far more urgent than ever before.
“The most common request we are fielding at the moment is getting set up quickly and easily, given travel restrictions and also without incurring significant costs for a solution that may only be temporary. Traditional platforms and models don’t really fit that requirement.
“With little to no requirement for hardware, depending on workflow, and no contracts or commitments needed, cloud-native platforms provide the perfect solution for clients of all sizes.
“In the last week alone our team has been working with the largest networks, federations and OTT platforms in the US to set up ‘at home’ production capabilities for both operators and talent. It is quite incredible to see the creativity being shown by clients trying to figure out how to stay on air and reach audiences with new, live content.
“One of the platforms we use is Singular.live and that has seen a massive surge in uptake. It requires no long-term commitments, no dedicated hardware and is compatible with a very wide range of the compatible production software and applications.
“RCS has been working with eSports publishers and producers to move their entire production operation to the cloud using Singular along with new remote ‘at-home’ workflows for the largest US Sport federations.
“Literally every type of content creator you can think of has contacted us, from newsrooms, sport federations, broadcasters, eSports production companies and publishers all the way to people trying to enhance their own live streams offering free exercise classes.
“They need fast, frictionless solutions and the tools like Singular are out there for any workflow. Our global team is working incredibly hard to help clients urgently navigate this new territory and ensuring they can continue to deliver new content to their viewers without spending vast sums on new hardware or licences.”