Sky Sports cricket coverage futureproofed with IP remote production from NEP Connect and Net Insight’s Nimbra

Sky Sports is set for this year’s cricket season with a futureproofed IP-based remote production from NEP Connect, which is working with Net Insight to deliver the workflows.

The project between NEP Connect and Net Insight will launch in April.

Net Insight’s remote production workflow solution allows full production capabilities with multistream alignment of video and audio feeds from 30 HD cameras, alongside UHD 4K and slow motion cameras to transport multiple streams back to the centralised production centre.

Meanwhile, NEP Connect’s Anylive contribution network uses Net Insight’s scalable Nimbra technology with upgradeable MAM Boards and JPEG 2000 to support 3G 1080p.

The current cricket deployment builds on existing Media Acceleration Module investments and will support Anylive’s transition to JPEG XS and ST 2110 virtualised and all-IP workflows in the future.

“For this project, Net Insight’s Nimbra media ecosystem solution enables us to extend our Anylive network’s capabilities to meet our customer’s technical specification and future roadmap,” said David Meynell, managing director at NEP Connect.

“With customer and end-consumer expectations rising, it is important to ensure we deploy cutting-edge technology. Net Insight is the right partner to help us futureproof our media network and continue to deliver exciting end-user experiences.”

Added Crister Fritzson, CEO at Net Insight: “We are pleased that NEP Connect has once again selected our Nimbra technology to deliver world-class remote production workflows. Net Insight is defining new ways of delivering compelling video content in any format, across any IP network securely. Broadcasters, production companies and consumers are eager to see sports returning to screens. Our media ecosystem acts as a critical success factor that delivers the agility, reliability and ease of use that helps our customers stand out from the crowd.”

The order was won and will be delivered in the first quarter of 2021.

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