Nevion gateways deployed for BT 4K production of ICC CWC
Nevion has revealed that BT Media & Broadcast used Nevion’s media gateways and monitoring probes to deliver to Star Sports India live 4K UHD coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup that took place in Australia from February 15 to March 29.
BT Media & Broadcast was chosen by Star Sports India to provide the complete 4K UHD production and transmission solution to their Direct to Home (DTH) playout affiliates in India for the first-ever broadcast of live cricket in 4K UHD in the world.
BT Media & Broadcast used Nevion’s VS902 media gateways to provide IP encapsulation of the compressed 4K UHD signal and protection for the global transmission to three affiliate DTH sites in New Delhi and Star’s HQ in Mumbai. BT Media & Broadcast also used Nevion’s FCS1000 Plus to perform proactive network and remote 4K UHD signal monitoring in BT Tower in London, UK.
“This is a very high profile project, with many eyes watching,” said Jonathan Wing, global sales director at BT Media & Broadcast. “We have been working with Nevion for many years so we knew we could trust the technology to deliver this world first.”
“Many people talk about live 4K UHD coverage, but few are actually doing it,” said Nick Pywell, VP Sales, UK, EMEA at Nevion. “This project shows that, with the right equipment and know-how, it is possible to take live sports events filmed in 4K UHD on one continent and transport them over IP to passionate fans on another continent, while monitoring the signals from even further away on a completely different continent!”
SVG Europe contributor David Fox recently wrote an in-depth piece about Cricket World Cup workflows that can be read here: https://www.svgeurope.org/blog/headlines/star-india-goes-ultra-hd-for-cricket-world-cup-with-star-sports-4k-channel/.