Net Insight technology enlisted for Denmark TV 2 live sports coverage
Net Insight has announced that in conjunction with Danish partner Borch Teknik A/S, the company’s media transport solution has been deployed by Denmark’s TV 2 to expand coverage of live handball matches to meet the rise in demand for the sport in the country. The state-owned broadcaster is using Net Insight’s Nimbra solution to enable remote production of live content in a highly cost-effective and profitable way.
To satisfy growing viewer demands for sports, broadcasters are tasked with cost effectively and efficiently transporting live, high-quality content across networks. The main obstacle to achieve this in the past has been technology, which has been limited by the use of many legacy interfaces, and limitations in network capacity that has driven the use of heavy compression, creating longer delays and lower video quality. These long delay times have made it difficult to remotely control cameras and the feedback loop has been too slow for producers to work with fast moving content. With the unique low-latency compression capabilities of Net Insight’s media transport solution, TV 2 has overcome these challenges and is able to produce more content with fewer resources.
Net Insight’s solution means less equipment and personnel are needed on site to cover live events, which not only saves time and money, but also frees up precious resources that can be employed elsewhere to create more live content and generate new revenue streams.
TV 2 can now use smaller vans on site, instead of fully loaded outside broadcast (OB) trucks, while maintaining the highest-quality production and deliver live handball match content to TV 2’s central broadcast facility, while ensuring the lowest possible end-to-end delay.
“Handball is one of the most popular sports in Denmark, so there is a great interest for viewing this,” says Henrik “BOB” Frederiksen Head of Production TV 2/SPORT. “Net Insight enables us to conduct parallel productions at different handball arenas across Denmark with lower costs and fewer resources, allowing us to provide our audiences with more live handball matches with the highest possible quality. The solution is also used for other sports events as well as the recent Danish general election”
“As the live events industry flourishes, driven by greater demand, changes in viewing behavior, and the search for new revenues, our media transport solutions are perfectly matched to deliver on the challenges broadcasters face in live event productions, both now and in the future,” says Fredrik Tumegård, CEO of Net Insight. “Our TV 2 implementation is another great example of how our solutions are helping broadcasters achieve their live event goals.”