When it comes to production workflows, the industry is really leapfrogging to distributed and at-home production (or remote production). Even performers and hosts are participating in content production from their homes, and production crews sit in at-home or local studios.
A recent example was mentioned by Renard T. Jenkins, VP of Content Transmission at Warner Media, during the IABM Online State of the Industry Conference: the latest episode of All Rise, a CBS-hosted US drama, made headlines for being 100% remote-produced. Of course, this puts a lot of requirements on these new workflows, on the networks, and on how you build your production environments.
This is just a small part of the transformation the industry is undergoing right now. Traditionally in on-site data productions, particularly in large-scale produced events, there are dedicated satellites or media networks to do contribution or primary distribution, and there are a big variety of distribution platforms. Some have already started to move into remote productions, especially for big leagues and permanent productions, but also for other large-scale events.
The live production value chain in times of Covid-19.
Swedish Television (SVT) is a great example from 2019. SVT wanted to be more ambitious than ever, deploying more cameras and delivering more angles and live replays for a rich, captivating viewing experience. They partnered with Net Insight and Grass Valley to undertake remote IP production for the broadcast of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. The production setup for the competition boasts the largest number of cameras deployed and the highest volume of remote signals – video, audio and data – transmitted to date from a live location to SVT’s headquarters in Stockholm, over 600km away. The blueprint for that event was used by SVT only two weeks later for live production of the IBU World Championships.
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