Input Media selects Net Insight for remote production of FIFA Women’s World Cup
Input Media chose Net Insight’s remote production solution to produce the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 for BBC Sport. Input Media produced all programming for the Women’s World Cup remotely for BBC Sport from the 7 June until 7 July — 27 live games by distributed remote production from its recently upgraded Manchester production base.
The Nimbra platform provided the contribution of main match feeds from the Paris IBC to London, and a suite of video and audio feeds between Input Media’s London hub and the Manchester facility across a dedicated Input Media designed network. The main broadcast technical core equipment was hosted at their London Production Centre in Chiswick, with both the Paris IBC and Input Media Manchester facility all connected.
In France there were three separate and dedicated teams made up of BBC presenters and commentators along with Input Media’s producers, camera operators, sound, satellite engineers and facility partners presenting from the different host stadiums in Paris, Nice, Lyon, Le Havre, Rennes, Reims, Grenoble, Montpelier and Valenciennes.
“We are really excited to deliver this ground-breaking production and Net Insight was the perfect choice since they have a well-proven solution and long experience of live sports remote production,” said Nick Symes, director of technology at Input Media. “And together with our London broadcast core, Manchester production base and our key technical staff, Net Insight are the right partner for reliable and robust remote production contribution.”
“We are delighted to work with Input Media during the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019,” said Henrik Sund, CEO of Net Insight. “Earlier this year we collaborated with SVT and Grass Valley enabling the largest remote IP production ever during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships as well as the IBU World Championships Biathlon and we have shared our experiences of those events with Input Media.”
Built-in video processing, low-latency JPEG2000 encoding as well as unique features for equipment control and synchronisation made Nimbra the preferred choice for remote production with 100% reliability.
The order was placed and delivered in the second quarter 2019.