The pandemic created an opportunity to stress-test distributed and virtualized workflows right now that stations and networks were already considering for the future. The industry’s shift may now be ahead of schedule because of it. Above, NBC Universal’s Boston Media Center is one of the latest all-IP broadcast facilities.
The coronavirus pandemic has amped up the transition to cloud-based workflows as broadcasters have employed as many remote operations as possible. The next frontier: an acceleration of live production applications in the cloud. Above, an Amazon Web Services Outpost cloud server.
Francois Vaillant, executive director of engineering at CBC/Radio-Canada, says the group opted to build an IP-based broadcast center to move CBC/Radio-Canada into the future. The greenfield project was an opportunity to be more future-proof.
Fox will use more than 100 manned and robotic cameras to cover the game, including 24 “Super-Motion” cameras to support replays; 20 goal-line and end-line pylon cameras; wireless “Line to Gain” cameras that travel up and down the field in alignment with the first-down marker; and two different SkyCam systems which operate at different elevations. It will also use 72 field mics, as well as wireless player mics, to capture game audio. And that’s just scratching the surface.
Audio over IP (AoIP) networking technology is experiencing higher adoption among TV broadcasters, prompted in part by a new transport standard ensuring more interoperability. Many of those embracing IP no longer think of audio production as an island, but as connected networks prompting interoperability to become an important factor. Above, SSL’s System T AoIP production system runs on COTS hardware like Cisco switches.
Multiviewers are in the midst of a rapid evolutionary phase spurred by the proliferation of signals that need monitoring and the IP transition. As the need for control across multiviewer screens increases, the technology is also becoming more integrated with other pieces of equipment.
Exclamations about the IP transition, the cloud and AI were notably muted at this year’s IBC. Vendors say that’s because this year wasn’t about shiny new things, but rather getting to work on implementation.
NEP Group has released M15, the latest in NEP’s lineup of next-generation regional sports mobile units featuring an IP infrastructure based on Lawo solutions. This single-truck-unit was designed to streamline regional sports workflows, but is flexible enough to scale up for larger shows. Throughout its interior, M15 offers personalized work stations at all operating positions, […]
As part of ongoing upgrades and developments to its studio facilities, Verizon Media — the Verizon digital-media division combining AOL and Yahoo — has taken delivery of three state-of-the-art Lawo mc²36 audio production consoles and a Nova37 Hybrid IP/MADI Plug&Play Audio Router for its studio facilities. Renamed Verizon Media Studios (formerly Oath Inc.) early in […]
The largest multimedia operation in the Spanish-speaking world is currently undertaking a major technical upgrade based around IP-based mixing and routing systems from German broadcast technology innovator, Lawo. Mexico’s Televisa is renewing the facilities in San Ángel (CDMX) used to produce telenovelas and other live programming, upgrading from stand-alone studio operation to a fully networked […]
Canadian public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada is equipping its new Montreal Broadcast Center with IP-based video, audio, networking and broadcast control systems by Lawo. The new Broadcast Center will be an end-to-end SMPTE 2110 and ST2022-7 facility — one of the biggest of its kind ever built in North America. The 418,000 sq. ft. facility will be […]
In response to Evertz’s recent press release about its patent infringement suit against Lawo, Lawo strongly denies any infringement of patents as alleged by Evertz and believes that the allegedly infringed patents are invalid. The Evertz lawsuit asserts that Lawo infringes seven patents relating to Evertz’ internet protocol-based video routing and switching technology and multi-image […]
The new WCAU-WWSI facility, set for a grand opening sometime this fall, is IP-centric and is designed to not only give the two stations a more efficient space with a common technology infrastructure, but to give their personnel new flexibility in creating content for today’s multiplatform world.
With the Winter Olympics underway from Pyeongchang, South Korea, here’s a look at some of the various tech vendors and the equipment that’s making it possible for NBC to provide a record 2,400 hours of coverage.
NBC’s first night, before Friday’s opening ceremony, had the feel of spring training. You could see it in the team ice skating, where men took tumbles one after the other. NBC’s Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, to their credit, didn’t make excuses for anyone
Lawo | Stand 8.B50 | Website: www.lawo.com Lawo designs and manufactures pioneering network, control, audio and video technology for broadcast and post production, as well as live performance and theatrical applications. IBC 2017 will see Lawo to demonstrate a unified infrastructure for audio, video, data and control in practical applications, as well as discuss the […]
Lawo | Booth N1424 | Website: www.lawo.com. Lawo will launch a new flagship audio production console that is fully IP-based and specifically designed to provide optimized performance within video production environments. Addressing applications requiring very large format mixing and routing functionality, the desk offers a number of innovative mix-assist systems that enable engineers to […]
The VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project has won the IBC 2016 Innovation Award for Content Creation at this year’s event in Amsterdam. The LiveIP Studio, called the world’s first fully functioning multi-vendor live production system based on entirely IP and IT technology, was awarded top honors in a category that included BT Sport for its augmented […]