DPG Media creates next-generation IP Live production studio with Sony

Date: 13/09/2019
DPG Media creates next-generation IP Live production studio with Sony
Sony Professional Solutions Europe has helped DPG Media, a Belgian media production company, to create a next-generation mobile IP Live production studio and control room based on SMPTE ST2110. Using the most advanced Sony solutions currently available, including a number of high-end Sony Studio cameras, Reference monitors, BRAVIA professional displays and a native IP multi-format switcher, DPG Media’s new studio can be deployed anywhere, at any time, to create engaging content for its TV channels, as well as its online newspapers, magazines and radio stations.
As part of a five-year contract, Sony is also providing DPG Media with a range of professional services. In addition to initial consultancy to develop a proof-of-concept and define the best system solution for their needs, these include installation services to set up the studio and support the deployment of Sony solutions. Extensive operational training has been rolled out for personnel, as well as ongoing remote and on-site support with annual maintenance and software updates to deliver consistent support for DPG Media Live operations.
The new studio has been designed to leverage IP Live technology and, in conjunction with a complementary service offering, enables DPG Media to scale and adapt its production capabilities to meet future industry requirements, such as 4K production or new IP protocols.
DPG Media’s new studio includes 10 Sony HDC-3500 system cameras, 9 compact HDC-P50 POV system cameras, one multi-format XVS-7000 IP Live switcher, 22 lightweight LCD reference monitors of various sizes, as well as a number of BRAVIA professional displays. These solutions integrate into an interoperable ecosystem of COTS network switches from Arista and production devices from both, LAWO and Leader, based on the SMPTE 2110 series of open standards. This allows DPG Media to create the first ever SMPTE 2110 enabled mobile IP Live control room that can be deployed virtually anywhere.
“As one of Belgium’s leading media organisations, we continuously work to create timely, relevant and engaging content for our wide range of audiences. Recently it became clear that IP technology was the best way moving forward in terms of flexibility it can provides to our operations. Sony was our first choice to create a completely new IP-enabled studio to future-proof our production capabilities. Not only do we now have one of the most advanced IP Live production studios out there, but thanks to the ongoing support from Sony, we are ready to meet the future needs of our audiences across our whole media portfolio,” explained Chris Verhoeven, Director Broadcast Operations at DPG Media.
“Most modern media organisations in today’s ever-changing broadcast industry are looking for ways to become more productive, efficient and achieve even higher ROI from any solutions they deploy. For DPG Media, this meant investing in the latest solutions from Sony to create a next-generation IP Live based production system that offers the organisation the mobility, flexibility and efficiencies it needs to meet their business challenges. We have worked closely with DPG Media to create a tailored package of advanced products and services that will help them overcome these challenges and ensure they are ready to address their production demands,” added Norbert Paquet, Head of Product Management at Sony Professional Solutions Europe.
For more information, please visit pro.sony.eu or dpgmedia.be.


Tags: Sony | DPG Media | HDC-3500 | HDC-P50 | XVS-7000 IP Live switcher | BRAVIA professional displays | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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“We decided to keep things simple with a classically beautiful ‘analogue’ aesthetic, with some slow motion, based around nature and people,” he reveals. “Time was tight as we were also in the midst of a US tour, and I needed to get back to the UK to pick up kit.

“I needed a camera that was capable of 120fps, that also wasn’t too bulky for a one-man shoot. That brought me to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K which allowed me to travel as light as possible, while still being able to produce the stunning image that I like in Blackmagic’s larger cameras.”

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Custom Consoles Module-R Desks and MediaWall Chosen for Royal Opera House Production Gallery Posted: 14/11/2019
Custom Consoles Module-R Desks and MediaWall Chosen for Royal Opera House Production Gallery

Working in partnership with UK based broadcast system integrator Megahertz Ltd, Custom Consoles has completed a new production gallery desk, engineering control desk and a MediaWall monitor display for the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. The project forms part of an extensive UHD/HDR upgrade to the facilities used by the ROH to relay performances of over 12 events each season for live viewing by cinema audiences in Europe and for distribution to other venues around the world. The ROH also live streams frequently from the main house, Linbury theatre and other studios in the building.

Tags: Custom Consoles Ltd | broadcast control room furniture | motorised desks | manually-adjustable desks | sound-insulated equipment housings | MediaWall | Media Wall | monitor walls | post-production studio furniture | System Two control room furniture | Module-R | Mod
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mediaClass announces Broadcast-Pro TV-everywhere IPTV OTT platform Posted: 14/11/2019
mediaClass announces Broadcast-Pro TV-everywhere IPTV OTT platform

mediaClass announces Broadcast-Pro, a new version of its end-to-end IPTV/OTT multiscreen platform. Broadcast-Pro is designed for broadcasters and content owners who are looking to launch an independent TV-everywhere service for their customers.

Tags: mediaClass | multiscreen platform | end-to-end hybrid OTT and IPTV | IPTV Management | OSS/BSS Integration | EPG | Reverse EPG | Multi-DRM | AI Recommendation Engine | Content Management System | CMS | Catchup Management | Set-top box APIs | IoS Apps | Android Apps | Ad
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PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box Powers New Thai University HDTV Channel Posted: 14/11/2019
PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box Powers New Thai University HDTV Channel

Rajamangala University of Technology (RMUT) in Thailand has chosen a Neo-19 series Channel-in-a-Box playout system as the heart of a new online TV channel. Operated by staff and students of the university's Mass Communication Technology faculty, the channel will form a basis for training in the techniques of broadcast television content production and distribution.

Tags: PlayBox Neo | Channel in a Box | Cloud2TV | Channel-in-a-Box | CIAB | broadcast asset management | integrated media asset management | broadcast systems infrastructure | IT-based broadcast systems | disaster recovery centres | disaster recovery systems | digital med
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ATG Danmon Completes News Studio Systems for Cardiff Universitys School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies Posted: 14/11/2019
ATG Danmon Completes News Studio Systems for Cardiff Universitys School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

ATG Danmon announces the completion of a full broadcast-quality news studio facility for Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. The project coincides with a relocation to new city-centre premises situated next to BBC facilities. Cardiff University will use the facility to train the next generation of television, radio, online and printed-media journalists. Herefordshire based CJP Broadcast Service Solutionsprovided the installation services for the project.

 

"We were invited to propose a turnkey solution based on an outline specification provided by the university," explains ATG Danmon Managing Director Russell Peirson-Hagger. "The project comprised a large TV studio and dedicated gallery, a smaller TV studio with its associated gallery, plus a broadcast newsroom. Both galleries connect via SDI to Vizrt media, graphics and automation. Avid iNEWS is also integrated."

 

"The system links to a news presentation suite where a remotely controlled camera and two-way video feed allow the newsreader to talk to a newsroom reporter. The systems simulate the functionality and processes of a real broadcast environment, the output being used for academic review."

 

 

"We worked in partnership with CJP and Cardiff University staff to design and integrate a complete solution that kept within the budget and provided the specified level of functionality that is required by the teaching staff. This was successfully achieved before students returned after the summer recess.

 

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DPP launches industry-wide sustainability initiative Posted: 14/11/2019
DPP launches industry-wide sustainability initiative

The DPP Committed to Sustainability Programme provides a self-assessment checklist that enables companies to record their progress in implementing sustainability policies, and awards them a score out of five. Completion of the assessment entitles a company to display the Committed to Sustainability mark, and to publicise their engagement with the Programme.

The score is private to the company concerned, but it can be used in procurement submissions, in marketing, and as a motivating force for further improvement. The DPP will monitor the average score for the media industry as a whole, and report regularly on the sector’s progress.

The Programme is available to all companies, free of charge, irrespective of whether they are a member of the DPP.

“We all have an obligation to take action to address the climate emergency.” says DPP Managing Director, Mark Harrison, “This programme creates a simple and effective means for all media companies to ensure they understand how they can minimise their environmental impact - and record their progress.”

The Committed to Sustainability Programme is enabled by DPP member company Atos, which, along with other members, shared its own expertise to help the DPP shape the new scheme.

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