The adoption of IP remote production, while greatly accelerated by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, had already started to completely change the economics and logistics involved in transmitting feeds across the globe by the time the first restrictions fell. As bandwidth available over high performance IP-based networks becomes more affordable, production companies are able to increase efficiency, needing less equipment and staff on-site, and making better use of resources in the central facilities.
According to Nevion’s Chief Technologist Andy Rayner, in live coverage, timing is crucial. He explains why in this article for Digital Media World.
The article can be found here.