Sports Production Companies Embracing Remote Production
Bridge Technologies has long been a fervent proponent of IP technology and the benefits it brings to those who create, produce and distribute content. Increasingly, that content is sport – and the company says its probes are revolutionising what’s possible with remote production.
Take, for example, a major French tennis tournament that saw Canal Câble deploy a number of Bridge Technologies probes throughout the distribution network, with the results from each probe being returned to the IP-based head end for comparison with the original signal. Thresholds and alarms automatically alerted the network management team to any discrepancies between what was being transmitted and what was being received, enabling instant corrective action to be taken. Bridge Technologies’ Remote Data Wall was also deployed to provide intuitive feedback on the status and performance of the content distribution network.
“For sports production companies to fully embrace remote production, there has to be a very high degree of trust that delivery mechanisms are robust, and that transmission output will not be compromised in any way,” said Simen K Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies. “It’s that trust that we can help provide, ensuring that what consumers sees is what the production team wants them to see.”
Bridge Technologies’ probes provide monitoring and analysis of high-bitrate uncompressed media flows over IP with both ST2110 and ST2022-6 transports, providing network operators, digital media organisations, production studios, master control centres and outside broadcast vehicles and venues with an analytics solution for numerous streams and multiple technologies in real-time and in parallel.