Net Insight Transports Sports Content for Global TV Broadcasters
The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Net Insight as a corporate sponsor. Headquartered in Stockholm, Net Insight is a premier provider of innovative transport solutions for terrestrial networks for professional TV and media companies. Its solutions deliver simplified management of networks and lower operating expenses, enabling faster launches of media services and revenue flows that contribute to customers’ success and growth.
Net Insight’s customers are media-network owners, such as broadcasters and service providers, and its solutions transport broadcast of the world’s largest sports events.
“We support our customers with video-transport solutions for sports content ranging from major global live events to smaller local events,” says CEO Fredrik Tumegård. “And we are delighted to join Sports Video Group and share our ideas on how to enhance the consumer sports experience.”
One of the most important technology trends in live sports production is at-home production, which offers the potential to produce more with fewer resources. At-home production, which minimizes field deployment of scarce and specialized staff, enables resources to be used for several productions with a central location doing the editing and mixing.
The cost reduction enables broadcasters to increase efforts in content creation and new revenue-generating services. 4K/UHD is further driving adoption of live at-home production, reducing overall 4K/UHD production costs, and this is enabled by Net Insight’s transport solution.
Another way to keep down costs of remote 4K/UHD productions is customer self-provisioning, which allows production staff to reserve the bandwidth to transport the live streams when needed. This dramatically lowers the cost of transporting video to a central production facility. Adding the ability to dynamically establish and change services and giving broadcasters control enables a service to be offered that provides any content anywhere at any time. Customer-provisioned networks are also enabled by Net Insight.
High-quality, cost-effective media transport over the Internet is furthermore offered by Net Insight and is suited for live contribution for broadcasters, contribution or distribution services for broadcast-media–service providers, live front-haul contribution for cable MSOs, and live content acquisition for linear over-the-top service providers.
Net Insight was recently selected by SIS LIVE to transport live HD Premier Football League content, by China Unicom for its sports-video–contribution needs, and by Hibernia Networks for its Swedish Hockey League buildout. Net Insight has also worked with The Switch to expand its current network to offer video and data services to national sports networks across the U.S.