EVS Deploys Advanced Live IP Solutions for IBC TV
At IBC2019, EVS technology will form part of a remote live production workflow for IBC TV, the annual media, entertainment and technology show’s official channel. Integrating with leading technology specialists Arista, Embrionix, IHSE and Adobe, EVS will help to provide a completely live IP-based production environment for the in-house news service.
This is the 11th year of the EVS and IBC TV collaboration, which delivers show-related news and interviews live to screens throughout the RAI exhibition center and to a global audience through the IBC TV website.
For IBC2019, IBC TV and its data center will be housed on booth 13.A05 in Hall 13 at RAI Amsterdam. There, EVS’ Dyvi software-defined switcher, which enables the rapid operation of complex, multi-layered designs at the push of a button, will be used to create the content on the screens of a virtually animated studio that is being deployed for the first time.
“Dyvi provides the kind of intuitive, ultra-responsive creativity and control that’s simply not possible with traditional switchers,” said Gillian Kelly, Producer at IBC TV. “We look forward to seeing how this solution will impact the entire virtual studio experience.”
All live feeds and data from Grass Valley cameras will be input directly into EVS XT-VIA live production servers over IP. The all-IP control room also houses content management tools, including EVS IPDirector, which provides a centralized application for content browsing, control, edit and playout, and live PAM tools to quickly and easily create show highlights. Editors will use EVS’ IPLink plugin to instantly access any media available on the EVS nearline media library within Adobe Premiere Pro CC editor suites.
Also new this year, Broadcast Solutions’ hi app, a dedicated IP control panel, will integrate with EVS’ Score Master software-defined IP routing system and Arista IP Switch. Together the solutions will provide unparalleled routing and switching that underpin the entire IP production workflow.
“For the past decade, EVS has provided a fast, highly reliable live production workflow that not only meets our customers’ needs but also continually evolves to give them more capabilities,” added Nicolas Bourdon, SVP Marketing at EVS. “I can’t think of a better venue to push past traditional barriers and showcase the most advanced technology available today to an informed and engaged audience.”
The IBC TV workflow incorporates multiples EVS’ newsroom solutions. Show attendees can see tools that enable instant media sharing across multiple sites, fast turnaround post-production and real-time social media delivery in action on the EVS stand (8.B90) throughout the show, 13-17 September at the RAI Amsterdam
IBC TV will also use the IP-based production environment, along with NEP The Netherlands’ on-site facilities and new remote production center in Hilversum, to broadcast a live Counter-Strike esports tournament from IBC. This takes place during the IBC Esports Showcase on Tuesday 17 September in room E102. The new event is supported by esports experts EVS, ESL and Lagardère and will bring together the leading industry names to discuss the latest trends, showcase current developments as well as demonstrate professional esports live on stage.