Sport Production Summit to feature VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio – as used by IBC TV

SVG Europe is pleased to announce that our 8 September Sport Production Summit in Amsterdam will feature a panel session on the VRT-EBU LiveIP studio – which will be used by IBC TV at IBC 2016 to shoot, edit and produce some of the programmes covering the IBC 2016 conference and exhibition. Our session will be guest-moderated by Charlie Cope, BBC Sport Technical Executive, and the full line-up of panelists will be announced shortly.

The VRT-EBU LiveIP studio is a multi-vendor system integration to showcase IP-based, IT-centric live broadcast production using open standards including SMPTE 2022-6, AES67/RAVENNA, PTP and OpenFlow. Driven by the VRT Sandbox incubator programme, the collaboration between EBU, VRT and a group of innovative industry partners has seen the implementation of the world’s first proof of concept of a complete live TV production studio at VRT in Brussels.

This project is powered by a list of partners including Axon, Digital & Media Solutions (D&MS), Dwesam, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Nevion, Tektronix, Trilogy and Vizrt. This venture demonstrates a high level of interoperability and leverages the unique benefits of IP to create efficiencies such as remote production and automation. This summer, VRT successfully began using this solution to broadcast daily, live programming for its children’s channel Ketnet.

It was announced this week that IBC TV has chosen the LiveIP solution for its 2016 production in light of the huge interest the industry has shown in IP and to demonstrate the encouraging possibilities of IP production. Sue Robinson, Producer IBC TV, said: “Since the last IBC event in September 2015, the industry has made great progress in bringing IP to live production, including the development of agreed open standards, interoperability testing and of course projects like LiveIP. As the high-profile provider of content for one of the broadcast industry’s biggest gatherings, IBC TV wanted to try the technology for itself and highlight the potential of IP in revolutionising production.”

Karel De Bondt, Project Manager of the LiveIP project said: “There is a tremendous momentum behind the use of IP and IT technology in live production because of the potential benefits of having an environment that can be remote, shared and automated. There are also a lot of questions around the maturity of the technology, so the use of the LiveIP set-up by IBC TV will be a perfect opportunity for visitors to IBC 2016, to see for themselves, how an all-IP studio can work.

“Visitors will also have the chance to talk with both technical and production professionals about their experience. This is very much what all of us in the project set out to do: explore the potential of IP and IT and share our findings with the industry at large.”

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