Successful Launch of IP Remote Production Technology

Proximus, SiA, Lawo, NEP Belgium, and Videohouse

SiA, the production company of the Proximus group, selected Lawo’s solution to deliver its IP Remote Production infrastructure.

To realize the project, SiA, Proximus, Lawo, NEP Belgium and Videohouse established a joint ‘dream team’. With Proximus delivering the best network, Lawo the IP Remote technology, SIA its TV facilities and NEP Belgium & Videohouse the expertise on the field. This is the first time the technology is deployed on such a scale for a football competition in Belgiu.

Massimo D’Amario, Managing Director of Skynet iMotion Activities: “We are incredibly proud of the fantastic achievement of the joint team. Two months from start to live is just amazing. The IP Remote Production technology utilized here is an example of how Proximus and SiA leverage innovative technologies to better serve Proximus customers.”

Timo Koch, Managing Director of NEP Belgium: “NEP Belgium is proud to be the long-term partner of SiA / Proximus to deliver this new technology for the coverage of the Proximus Football League. IP Remote Production definitely will be the future of broadcasting in a certain production segment.”

Dirk Theunis, Managing Director of Videohouse Belgium: “Remote Production gives a lot of new opportunities for broadcasters. It is challenging in many ways: technically the most important ones are the reliable IP-connection, encoding with the lowest delay and a well-designed communication system between the local crew in the control room and the remote crew in the stadium.“

With the use of Lawo’s sophisticated and future-proof Remote IP Technology, Belgium Telecom Provider Proximus starts broadcasting all games of the Proximus League, Belgium’s 2nd Football League. Started in August, all football matches are transmitted live using the Lawo infrastructure. The setup comprises three flight cases that travel around the country to connect all cameras, microphones and commentary boxes in the stadia with the Remote IP Production infrastructure in two MCRs in Brussels. They are capable of producing two matches simultaneously in two languages.

To ensure fail-safe operation in a live production situation, the IP Remote Production setup makes use of a combination of the latest network, IP, and control innovations from Lawo.

www.lawo.com; www.proximus.be; www.nepgroup.com/belgium; www.videohouse.be; www.euromediagroup.co