GlobalConnect uses Nevion solution for remote sports production and contribution

HD and 4K/UHD coverage of Danish football league

GlobalConnect has deployed Nevion Virtuoso, the software-defined media node, and Nevion VideoIPath, the orchestration and SDN control software, for remote production and contribution applications. The company is using the solutions to serve leading media providers of the Danish football league, Superliga, as well as support the remote production of other sports such as handball.

Source: GlobalConnect

GlobalConnect required a new solution to replace its existing infrastructure that would include both compressed and uncompressed services with a clear path to an eventual migration to SMPTE ST 2110. Prior to deploying Nevion’s solution, GlobalConnect transmitted Superliga feeds using multiple audio, video and network cables from a outdoor cabinet to the OB van where only one 10G fiber connection in OB vans is used today.  

The new solution features Nevion carrier-class Virtuoso MIs, which are used to encode and transport HD and 4K/UHD feeds (using JPEG 2000) in real-time from the football arenas. They are also deployed on a total of 4 OB trucks and 2 Mobile Units across the country to provide host feeds for GlobalConnect’s customers. Nevion VideoIPath manages and orchestrates the network, ensuring in particular load balancing and uptime.

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