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.
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.