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NEP and Tata Communications complete the remote production of VIVO Indian Premier League 2018 for Star Sports
 

DUBAI, UAE – June 18th 2018 -   NEP Broadcast Solutions, a division of NEP Group, and Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, have successfully completed the remote production and broadcast of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) for Star Sports, the number one sports broadcaster in India and subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. The 2018 VIVO IPL season was Star Sports’ first since it acquired the global media rights for USD $2.55 billion/INR 16,347.5 crore for the next five years. This marks the first time that a sports series of IPL’s scale has been produced remotely in India by harnessing superfast connectivity.

The tournament consisted of 60 matches taking place over 50 days in nine cities across India: Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Indore, Mohali and Pune. Each fixture featured customised feeds in local languages including commentary in six languages - which went up to eight languages for the final. To tackle the challenges stemming from the back-to-back schedule of events, the long distances between the match locations, and the need to localise content for different regions, Star Sports worked with Tata Communications and NEP to centralise many of its core operations and manage them remotely from its production hub in Mumbai. 

This first-of-its-kind remote production initiative brought together NEP’s expertise in the centralised broadcast of live events and Tata Communications’ video distribution capabilities. Star Sports production crew along with NEP’s engineering team, including cameramen, sound assistants, talent producers and the production management team, were on-site at the venues, while the production personnel, including the director, vision mixer, audio engineers, EVS operators, producers and graphics team members, operated out of the central Star Sports facility at Urmi Eastate in Mumbai. With NEP’s new flight pack Broadcast Lite — which allows a quick set-up in minimum space without any compromise in functionality and quality — the team was able to distribute eight unilateral camera feeds and 15 HD host feeds, along with associated AES audio feeds, back to Star Sports’ Mumbai hub.

The two NEP teams — often with more than a thousand kilometres between them — were able to collaborate seamlessly and reliably with the Star Sports team enabled by Tata Communications’ ultra-low-latency Video Connect network. With fewer than four frames per second latency and hitless switching capability, this digital infrastructure enabled NEP’s remote production by ensuring the smooth transmission of a combination of signals and camera feeds at each IPL fixture to Star Sports’ Mumbai hub. Remote production can be more cost-effective than conventional onsite production. It allowed Star Sports to efficiently produce customised feeds in multiple languages for different regions, enhancing the viewing experience for the millions of cricket fans following VIVO IPL 2018 across India. 

“VIVO IPL is one of the most sought after sporting spectacles in the world, which means that from a broadcasting perspective, there is simply no room for error,” said Brian Morris, Vice President and General Manager, Media & Entertainment Services, Tata Communications. “With 60 matches taking place back-to-back across the country, you need a finely tuned, very reliable production operation. In a high-pressure environment like this, remote production, enabled by an ultra-low-latency video network, can have a truly transformational impact.”

“The teamwork displayed by the team of Star Sports, NEP and Tata Communications demonstrates how leading organisations working closely together can drive innovation in the broadcasting industry,” said Saeed Izadi, President of NEP Broadcast Solutions. “We’ve successfully introduced cutting-edge remote production technology in other parts of the world and were proud to support VIVO IPL 2018 with our capabilities. Together, we have redefined the production of sports events in India.”


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Posted on : Monday, June 18, 2018  5:21:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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