Case Study: Net Insight Assists in World’s First VAR, Remote Production Solution for FSS and Arena Sport in Serbia

Pay-TV broadcaster Arena Sport has gone live on Remote Production for Serbia’s premier league Super Liga at the same time as the Serbian Football Federation (FSS) activated its new centralized VAR system. Net Insight Nimbra is providing secure and reliable live contribution for both those projects simultaneously, contributing critical feeds over IP from stadiums across the region to centers in Belgrade, Serbia. Net Insight Customer Success team assisted the skilled team of the local partner Tera Adria to ensure smooth and timely deployment.

“Net Insight provides excellent quality and reliability, securing our operations and Tera Adria provides full technical support 24/7 so we’ve not experienced any interruptions or system failures since going live,” says Darko Petrovic, COO, Arena Sport. “It has been a fantastic experience that has opened the space for us to continue cooperation on new projects.”

Arena Sport holds the prestigious multi-year contract to produce and broadcast Serbian premiere soccer league Super Liga. When it recently won the rights to broadcast NBA and Euronews Serbia in the Balkans it took the opportunity to reassess its approach to production at scale.

Shifting from a traditional satellite linked outside broadcast to a remote production model would enable the broadcaster to expand smoothly while gaining immediate cost benefits by contributing all match signals over IP to a central operations hub.

“We are covering several countries and run many sports channels in each of them,” adds Petrovic. “Deploying a separate playout centre in each country would be highly expensive and not profitable for us. We had to have a solution which allowed us to have centralized management and easy expansion.”

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