Tata Communications invests in global live production services with new world-class facility

Tata Communications has opened a new production and delivery facility in Los Angeles – an investment that will support the future development of its services and business growth. The state-of-the-art facility, named The Switch @ Victory, bolsters Tata Communications’ ability to serve a growing number of live content customers anywhere, anytime, with end-to-end media production and connectivity services.

The expansive 66,712sqft, two-storey building sits on a two-acre plot in the heart of Hollywood’s extended media production community. The live production centre supports virtually all configurations required by customers.

The purpose-built facility becomes the hub for Tata Communications’ and The Switch’s production and delivery services, bringing together their joint capabilities and expertise to create a unique and flexible offering. The facility is designed to support live content production from rightsholders of all sizes – from major sports and esports leagues to lower-tier and college sports teams to awards organisers and entertainment brands to leading global enterprises livestreaming corporate events.

The Switch @ Victory is now operational and being piloted by several leading media companies, including Fox Alternative Entertainment, which is using it as the studio and production centre for the return its series America’s Most Wanted.

Dhaval Ponda, vice president and global head of media & entertainment at Tata Communications, said: “The Switch @ Victory strengthens our leadership position and deepens our live production offering. This move is all about investing for the future. We see a clear need to invest in best-in-class facilities as we meet rising demand for live content. Innovation is at the core of everything Tata Communications does, and this new facility reflects that – empowering our customers to stay ahead of the market.”

The Switch @ Victory positions Tata Communications to expand in the US and beyond as its customer base grows. It is fully equipped with cutting-edge production equipment and amenities, including four sound stages with powered lighting grids and green screens; large multi-row seating production control rooms with best-of-breed switchers and digital audio consoles; multiple insert studios for media training, live shots, and satellite media tours; video-audio edit stations; and over 100 workstations.

The facility sits on Tata Communications’ global low-latency video delivery network, with added satellite links to deliver raw feeds, audio and communication to control rooms within the facility.

Ponda noted: “With The Switch @ Victory, we have created a world-class live production facility right in the heart of Hollywood – which is perfect for expanding our services as we grow our business. It enables us to enhance our services for clients of all sizes and types. We are sharply focused on our vision for the global media marketplace, finding ways to boost efficiencies, improve business agility and enable our customers to deliver better viewing experiences.”

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