The industry has been talking about remote production for a while, and for good reason. The conventional live production model, in which you send a team and equipment to the venue, can be costly in terms of both time and money. Travel is expensive not only because you need to pay for transportation and lodging, but also because the human and technical resources are tied up all that time and unavailable for any other production. As a result, you’re limited in the frequency and number of events you can produce.
Cablenet operates a next-gen hybrid fiber-coaxial network that supports broadband and HDTV services. In a project designed to augment this network, Cablenet sought to link to stadiums across Cyprus to two remote production sites to bring content to the network hub and on to the headend. They wanted to introduce Media over IP into the network, position themselves to use SMPTE ST2022-7 redundancy as an option in the future, and avoid the cost of Satellite links in spans where Wave Division Multiplexing didn’t meet the loss budget.
When completed in 2019 by Swiss broadcasters RadioFr and La Télé, the 3,000-square-meter MEDIAparc facility just outside Fribourg became Switzerland’s first all-IP media facility. Formally known as MEDIAparc Maison des Médias at Villars-sur-Glâne, the purpose-built facility boasts a 360° media offering the includes RadioFr in French, RadioFr in German, and RadioFr Music; La Télé Vaud-Fribourg; MédiaPub SA; the news website Sept.ch; digital media ad agency Skippr.ch; and FRiStyle, an online regional event advisor platform. SLG Broadcast served as the system architect and general contractor for the green-field project, which incorporates the latest in IP technologies.
As a leading designer and supplier of audio broadcast mixing equipment, Calrec offers solutions that help radio broadcasters to engage audiences in innovative ways. The rising popularity of streaming services has increased competition and made interactive engagement with listeners an increasingly important capability for these broadcasters.
Immersive audio has always had the potential to make broadcast and AV content more engaging, but the industry’s current shift toward media over IP (MoIP) is making this format much more accessible to content creators and distributors. Supported by a flexible, scalable IP infrastructure, broadcasters can use immersive audio to extend the creative possibilities open to them and to transform the way their audiences experience content. They can take their programming to a new level.
Earlier this year, Calrec specified Artel Quarra switches as part of an audio-over-IP (AoIP) project for Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). Working with its local distribution partner, Jolly Pro Audio, Calrec completed a fully remote commissioning of two new Type R radio stations for RTHK and demonstrated that broadcasters can continue adoption of media over IP even within their current business continuity schema.
Many switches offer full PTP support. What you may not know is Artel’s Quarra PTP Ethernet switches are also a boundary clock. Why is it important that your PTP switch has the ability to act as a boundary clock rather than just a transparent clock?
Immersive audio is fast gaining traction in broadcast and the shift to IP has made it easier for broadcasters to handle the increased signal flow. Recent times have forced broadcasters to be more creative and innovative, and even though live sports took a hiatus, great steps have been taken to bring viewers engaging content. Learn how infrastructures are being optimized and new technologies are being implemented that are relevant now and in the future.