EVS partners with Haivision to reduce latency on remote replay operations in live sports broadcasting

During SVG Europe Women’s The Art of Replay: EVS Live Sports Production Workshop, trainer Jamie Benning worked remotely from the UK, with colleagues directing and replay operating in Belgium, to demonstrate how EVS operators worked in a live sports setting

EVS has partnered with Haivision, a provider of mission critical, real time video streaming and networking solutions, to bring broadcasters a combined EVS-certified solution that reduces latency in remote workflows for replay system operators working in live sports broadcasting.

The new integration from both companies essentially enables the extension of video monitors across long distances, even when working at resolutions up to 4K UHD.

To help broadcasters, who are increasingly turning to remote production solutions today, EVS is using Haivision’s Makito X Series of real time video encoders and decoders. These will generate low latency, encoded IP video streams from EVS’ XT-Via live productions servers in venues to remote LSM-Via controllers over any managed network or the public internet.

This new certified integration is part of EVS’ LiveCeption Signature solution and leverages the secure reliable transport (SRT) networking protocol, to ensure streaming of high quality, full frame rate video to EVS remote operators with ultra-low latency. Consequently, replay operators can watch their video assets while operating with the LSM-Via as if they are working in the same location as the XT-Via servers. This assures fluidity in remote system operation even when working across a distant network connection.

“In order to create replays and highlights quickly, replay operators rely on instant visual responses from the LSM-Via replay user interface,” said Nicolas Bourdon, chief marketing officer, EVS. “When the replay operator cannot be on-site, the Haivision solution completes the EVS replay environment by providing the best interaction possible for remote operators, even over widely-available and cost effective public internet connections.”

Added Peter Maag, Haivision’s CMO and EVP strategic partnerships: “Even before the pandemic, broadcasters had been transitioning to remote IP workflows to bring efficiency to their operations. Today’s realities have simply accelerated those plans. Haivision is thrilled to satisfy the demands of one of the industry’s most demanding user – the EVS replay operator – providing them with a flexible solution that lets them do what they do best, from anywhere.”

Haivision’s Makito X video streaming and networking solutions and EVS’ LiveCeption Signature solution are available through their respective sales channels globally.

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