Net Insight’s JPEG XS solution powers the largest live sports contribution network during the World Summer University Games


The 31st FISU University Games Summer is taking place in Chengdu from July 28 up until  August 8, 2023, marking the third time that mainland China has hosted the prestigious event. Building upon the success of the 2001 Beijing University Games and the 2011 Shenzhen University Games, this will be the first comprehensive world games held in Western China.

With 18 thrilling sports events and participation from over 10,000 athletes and officials representing approximately 170 countries and regions, Chengdu is  a vibrant hub of international sportsmanship. The Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire, FISU, is responsible for the organization and governance of worldwide sports competitions for student-athletes between the ages of 17 and 25. Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, is hosting the Summer University Games. Known for its rich cultural heritage, thriving culinary scene, and picturesque landscapes, Chengdu offers a special blend of modernity and tradition.

Below we will delve into some key aspects of the event, including the venues, and the vital role of NDT, a major system integrator in China, known for their expertise in major sporting events and a company that we have worked closely with since 2006.

A diverse range of sports events

The 31st Summer University Games feature a wide array of sports events, 269 events in total, showcasing the talents of athletes from around the world. Disciplines such as basketball, volleyball, athletics, and swimming will take center stage, captivating both athletes and spectators alike. The Games provide a platform for young athletes to showcase their skills and gain valuable experience in fierce competition.

NDT & Net Insight jointly driving success in major sporting events

New Digital Technology Group (NDT) is a prominent system Integrator in China, renowned for its expertise in organizing major sporting events. One of the key highlights of NDT’s involvement in the 31st Summer Universiade is the selection of 4K encoding and decoding equipment from Net Insight that supports JPEG XS compression video encoding.

This advanced technology enables high-quality, ultra-low-latency transmission of 8K or 4K UHD video, making it an optimal format for remote broadcasting and high-end video usage.

“NDT Group is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation in major sporting events. Our mission is to deliver seamless broadcasting experiences that captivate audiences worldwide, showcasing the power of sports and the spirit of unity.”

– Daniel Fung at NDT

More than 160 UHD live feeds

This is the largest live contribution network using JPEG XS in China ever. NDT has designed a plan that includes codec services, optical transceiver services, signal monitoring systems, and integration services, among others, to ensure seamless signal broadcasting during the event.

Read more in NDT’s own Wechat post.

Venues and technological innovations

The Games are spread across 45 venues in Chengdu, each designed to provide optimal conditions for the athletes. Among these venues, 20 are covered by the Net Insight 4K solution using JPEG XS, the cutting-edge technology that ensures high-quality transmission of signals. This innovation enhances the viewing experience for spectators, allowing them to witness the action in stunning detail.

Securing this major project in China is a testament to Net Insight’s relentless pursuit of redefining sports broadcasting. Partnering with our esteemed channel partner NDT, we stand at the forefront of innovation, demonstrating how cutting-edge solutions can revolutionize the way fans interact with their favorite sports. In our hands, broadcast of live sports become more than just transmissions; they are immersive experiences, bringing fans right into the heart of the action. This win solidifies our commitment to delivering high-quality, seamless broadcasts that bridge the gap between fans and the electrifying world of sports.”

– Kenth Andersson, Head of APAC Sales

Daniel Fung, NDT and Kenth Andersson, Net Insight, at CommunicAsia 2023.


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