EVS Announces Broadcast Services Contract for London Next Year.
Liège, Belgium – 8 November 2011 - EVS, a leading manufacturer of live broadcast and media production systems, is announcing a major deal with the Host Broadcaster of next year´s major sporting event in London. The deal covers the equipment of the live and near-live production infrastructure for the event including camera and multiple feed recording, live replays, slow-mo and on-the-fly editing solutions, central media archive, advanced content management and media sharing workflow systems. The value of this significant agreement is similar to the project in Beijing three years ago.
As part of this important contract, EVS will deploy more than 300 multichannel-XT series servers, across the all venues controlled by the advanced LSM remote system for all slow-motion, super-slow and ultra-slow motion replays over the two weeks of intense competitions. Additionally, based on the EVS servers unique hybrid networking operation system, all live recorded content will be fully controlled using IPDirector suites for quick highlight editing, first level logging, and fast turnaround media exchange with the IBC production teams.
The centrally located broadcast centre will see the installation of the new generation of media server, an online archive and media sharing solution enabling Host Broadcaster production teams as well as broadcast right holders to access all broadcast feeds and complementary camera feeds coming from the different venues, as well as dedicated highlight packages and clips. The media server will be composed of 12 XT3 servers dedicated to live feeds recording, and a live centric near line storage server based on EVS XStoreSAN technology offering a capacity of more than 360 Tb and enabling to browse and exchange over 5,600 hours of HD content. In order to optimize media handling operations from any remote location, the Host Broadcaster will introduce the new web-browsing interface of EVS, IP Web-browser allowing production teams to review and select media hosted on the central server - based on auto generated proxy files – through the web.
About EVS (www.evs.tv)
EVS designs leading broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting, and its reliable and integrative tapeless solutions are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HD productions across the globe.
The company’s dedicated systems offer a complete production platform: live slow motion (LSM), super and ultra slow motion, clips creation, fast turnaround editing, production and archive asset management, time delay, multi-camera and multi-feed recording, logging, live graphic analysis, digital transmission, multi-format ingest and play-back, second screen delivery. Main software applications like the IPDirector® or MulticamLSM® are designed to control the industry’s most robust and flexible production platform, the XT series server. The world’s leading broadcasters, such as NBC, BSkyB, FOX, RTBF, RTL, NHK, CANAL+, ABC, ESPN, TF1, CCTV, PBS, CBS, BBC, ZDF, Channel One, Channel7, RAI, TVE, NEP, MEDIAPRO, EUROMEDIA, BEXEL, ALFACAM and many others use EVS’ solutions.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Approximately 400 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally.
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