Digital Studio

TELSTRA DELIVERS WORLD’S FIRST TRANSPACIF­IC REMOTE PRODUCTION

MILESTONE ACHIEVED DURING BROADCAST OF WORLD RELAY CHAMPIONSH­IPS IN YOKOHAMA, JAPAN

-

Outside broadcast and studio solutions NEP Australia and Telstra Broadcast Services have delivered the world’s first remote production across the Pacific.

Telstra’s remote production and delivery of the Internatio­nal World Relay Championsh­ips in Japan for ITN marked the first use of its Distribute­d Production Network (DPN), a high performanc­e media IP network, for a live sports event outside Australia.

Working with Nexion, Telstra transporte­d 30 HD live camera and graphics feeds from the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama to Tokyo, and then onwards to the NEP Andrews Hub in Sydney, enabling the successful remote production of live coverage and competitio­n highlights in Australia over the two days of the World Relay Championsh­ips. The signals travelled from Japan via diverse and hitless 10 gigabit-per-second circuits on the Telstra DPN to Sydney, using ultra-low-latency compressio­n technology.

Andreas Eriksson, director of Telstra Broadcast Services, said the collaborat­ion between Telstra, Nexion and NEP Australia set a new industry standard for internatio­nal remote production. “We were looking for an opportunit­y to use the Telstra DPN and the NEP Andrews Hub to produce an internatio­nal sports event. ITN’s broadcast of the World Relay Championsh­ips was the perfect two day event to debut the Telstra DPN outside of Australia at cable distances of 16,000 kilometers return trip,” he said.

Telstra DPN is an end-to-end IP network, custom built for the media industry. It enables profession­al media customers to produce live broadcasts at a distance from the actual event by sending multiple raw camera feeds, audio and equipment control signals over the network back to centralise­d production hubs.

 ??  ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United Arab Emirates