EVS Gains Contract for Work During 2022 International Winter Sporting Event; Partners With Haivision to Reduce Latency in Remote Replay
EVS has won a contract with the host broadcaster of a global international sporting event in Beijing next year. In addition, the company has partnered with Haivision to bring broadcasters a combined EVS-certified solution that reduces latency in remote workflows for replay system operators working in live sports broadcasting.
The company will also be responsible for a comprehensive media server infrastructure that will give operatives instant access to thousands of hours of material. These tools will enable the production crews located at the various venues and within a central international broadcast center (IBC) the possibility to create compelling content.
“This event is an exciting milestone for EVS, as it gives us another opportunity to deploy our latest innovations for the live coverage of a major sporting event that will be watched by billions of viewers,” says Serge Van Herck, CEO of EVS.
Worldwide rights holders will benefit from the host broadcaster’s decision to deploy EVS’ latest MediaCeption Sports solution, including the centralized video content distribution platform MediaHub. By using the platform’s web-based interface, production teams will be able to easily browse, review, select, and deliver content from anywhere to anywhere.
All workflow management and reporting will be handled through EVS’ Via Flow, a central workflow engine, which enables users to exchange content between the IBC and multiple venues as well as monitor the flow of media throughout the EVS ecosystem. It offers full visibility from ingest to archive to help editorial teams keep track of their work, while facilitating collaborative workflows.
“Our latest solutions enable content creators onsite, as well as from their home bases, to drive value with memorable stories of live events for the delight of sports fans across the globe,” says Xavier De Vynck, SVP major events and business development at EVS.
EVS’ LiveCeption Signature solution will also be used by many of the facilities providers contracted to cover the multiple sports. As part of the solution, IP-based LSM-VIA systems will be deployed at the various venues for the creation of high quality replays, slow motion and highlights.
To help broadcasters, who are increasingly turning to remote production solutions today, EVS is using Haivision’s Makito X Series of real time video encoders and decoders. These will generate low latency, encoded IP video streams from EVS’ XT-Via live productions servers in venues to remote LSM-Via controllers over any managed network or the public internet.
This new certified integration is part of EVS’ LiveCeption Signature solution and leverages the secure reliable transport (SRT) networking protocol, to ensure streaming of high quality, full frame rate video to EVS remote operators with ultra-low latency. Consequently, replay operators can watch their video assets while operating with the LSM-Via as if they are working in the same location as the XT-Via servers. This assures fluidity in remote system operation even when working across a distant network connection.
“In order to create replays and highlights quickly, replay operators rely on instant visual responses from the LSM-Via replay user interface,” says Nicolas Bourdon, chief marketing officer, EVS. “When the replay operator cannot be on-site, the Haivision solution completes the EVS replay environment by providing the best interaction possible for remote operators, even over widely-available and cost effective public internet connections.”
Haivision’s Makito X video streaming and networking solutions and EVS’ LiveCeption Signature solution are available through their respective sales channels globally.
“Even before the pandemic, broadcasters had been transitioning to remote IP workflows to bring efficiency to their operations,” says Peter Maag, Haivision’s CMO and EVP strategic partnerships. “Today’s realities have simply accelerated those plans. Haivision is thrilled to satisfy the demands of one of the industry’s most demanding user – the EVS replay operator – providing them with a flexible solution that lets them do what they do best, from anywhere.”