Telstra ready to work with producers to enable remote sports workflows around the world

In light of the rapid onslaught of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic around the globe, Telstra Broadcast Services head Andreas Eriksson told SVG Europe, “we have been actively monitoring and managing risks associated with the COVID-19 outbreak for our people, customers and our business. As we prepare and respond, our number one priority will always be the safety of our employees, and the employees of our customers and partners.

“Telstra has a well-established Business Resilience Program to provide effective response and recovery capabilities in the event of any disruption to our business operations. Our operations, workforce and call centres are located across a broad geography and in most cases, our employees can work remotely.

“Our delivery and network operations are located diversely across the globe and we have the capability to execute contingency and failover arrangements if needed,” said Eriksson.

Andreas Eriksson, head of Telstra Broadcast Services. Photo: Darren Purbrick at Brickworks Imagery

With regard to how Telstra’s technology and services can specifically help sports media organisations and their workers to continue to produce content in more remote and collaborative ways at this time, Eriksson said, “Telstra Broadcast Services has been a leader in remote production since 2017, when we enabled remote production around Australia on the Telstra Distributed Production Network (DPN).

“Since then we have supported thousands of Tier-1 sports and special events on the DPN in Australia, as well as provided international remote production networks over distances of up to 20,000 kms.

“Our customers, partners and Telstra have won numerous collaboration and network awards from the industry in recognition of this pioneering contribution and the importance of remote production in the changing sports production landscape.

“International remote production, remote working and high capacity networks will become ever more prevalent in the near future, given current travel restrictions and reduction of people movement, as well as the growing importance of sustainability commitments. Telstra welcomes the opportunity to work closely with sports media organisations to enable remote production workflows from Australia, Asia, and around the world, on our international networks,” he said.

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