LiveIP project’s 45 minute multi-camera debate will be produced entirely using IP technology and webcast live
Oslo, Norway, 19 February 2016 – The European Broadcast Union (EBU) has announced the latest phase of the LiveIP, for which Nevion is providing the software defined network (SDN) infrastructure and management.
On 1 March 2016 at 10am CET, VRT will produce a live 45 minute multi-camera debate, using IP technology. The debate, which will be webcast live, feature Brigitta Nickelsen, Director of Business Development at Radio Bremen, Mick De Valck, Director of Technology and Operations of VRT, Charlie Cope, Technical Executive at BBC Sport and Felix Poulin, Senior Engineer/Dr Hans Hoffmann, Senior Manager at EBU Tech, who will share their user perspectives of the transition to live IP production in front of an audience comprising of industry experts and commentators. After the debate, the floor will be open for the audience to ask questions.
The Live IP project, part of the VRT Sandbox technology acceleration programme, is the world’s first proof of concept of a complete live production that relies exclusively on IP using existing open standards. Driven by Belgium’s VRT and the European Broadcasting Union and powered by a long list of partners including Axon, Dwesam, D&MS, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Lawo, Nevion, Tektronix and Trilogy, this venture has developed a fully functional IP production studio. Live IP presents the industry an opportunity to learn in a real-life scenario – to test assumptions and demonstrate value. The group’s effort helps ensure future investments and provides much needed leadership to the industry through the IP transition.