Nemeton TV taps EditShare for TG4’s Rugby World Cup coverage

Nemeton TV, Ireland’s largest production company, has purchased EditShare’s integrated production and playout technology (the Geevs multichannel ingest and Flow production asset management, tiered storage with high-performance XStream Series and Ark archiving) to produce 2011 Rugby World Cup programming.

Commissioned by TG4, Ireland’s National Broadcaster to capture the World Cup games, Nemeton TV has built a state-of-the-art HD production studio around the EditShare tapeless workflow.

“The Rugby World Cup games command an audience of just over 4 billon viewers,” says Irial Mac Murchu, Nemeton TV, managing director. “Only the Olympics, Football World Cup and European Football Championships have higher viewer ratings. With this level of popularity, the production gear we use to capture, produce, and broadcast coverage must be as rugged as the game itself. Our positive experience with EditShare combined with their knowledge and technical capabilities to manage sports workflow from ingest to archive, integrating important components such as NLEs and Vision Mixers, gave us high confidence to equip our purpose-built studio with EditShare end-to-end.”

Spearheading the installation is EditShare Premiere System Integrator Eurotek. “This was an extremely challenging and exciting project with a fast turnaround time for the complete studio build and the workflow design,” says Kevin Moore, Eurotek. “We knew when working with EditShare that we could rely on them to build the complete collaboration solution.”

Tara Montford, Managing Director, EditShare, says Nemeton TV needed seamless integration from the satellite truck to the Vision Mixer to the editing workgroup.

“This is where EditShare shines,” she adds. “EditShare moves content from each component to the next, ensuring all the details associated with media migrate along with it. Operators, editors and producers have access to content in real time – with flexible project sharing rules that organize the media sharing on a platform with near infinite scalability. We remove the complexity of media movement and increase the speed.”

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