RTL Boosts Viewer Engagement of German Elections with LiveU Matrix and Blackbird

Date: 18/06/2021
RTL Boosts Viewer Engagement of German Elections with LiveU Matrix and Blackbird

LiveU, the leader in live video streaming and remote production solutions, and Blackbird plc (AIM:BIRD), developer and seller of the multi award winning cloud-native video editing and publishing platform, Blackbird, today announced that Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland chose their newly pre-integrated live news solution to enhance live coverage of this year’s regional elections. The project was managed by CBC, the production and technology/IT company of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. Round-the-clock local support was provided by netorium AG, LiveU’s and Blackbird’s German partner, using their knowhow of both to set up the end-to-end solution.

Longstanding LiveU customer CBC used the LiveU Matrix IP cloud-based management and distribution platform for dynamic live news content sharing, complementing its existing fleet of LiveU field units. In the most recent elections, live feeds were shared from 12 party venues in Berlin and Magdeburg (covering the press conferences and interviews with the candidates) and received directly into Matrix’s cloud channels with all the incoming feeds recorded in real-time in the cloud. Selected feeds were then distributed to multiple receivers and broadcast on the national news as well as additional German broadcasters, facilitating a collaborative effort between the broadcasters. SRT feeds were also ingested into the Matrix platform for the first time. LiveU’s network operations center (NOC) provided proactive monitoring of the feeds with dedicated alerts in real-time.

In parallel, the files were accessed in almost real-time using Blackbird’s cloud native editing platform. Working remotely, from safe and convenient locations, distributed teams of editors were able to rapidly and collaboratively clip, edit, enrich and publish highlights of the many events. Blackbird then delivered both short and long form high definition digital assets to multiple digital channels simultaneously including social and web as well as to broadcast media partners for re-purposing.

Jens Schilder, Project Manager CBC, said, “We were looking for a quick and versatile solution that could integrate all the assets and components of election coverage, including the live feeds, recording and clippings, into a seamless viewer experience. This year is the first time that we did this kind of project and it was important for us to work with trusted partners who could provide an integrated end-to-end solution, with real-time support. LiveU and Blackbird met our requirements, enabling us to respond instantly with engaging coverage.”

Zion Eilam, VP Sales EMEA, LiveU said, “We are extremely happy partnering with CBC on this initiative, expanding the use of LiveU with a cloud-based solution as an alternative to satellite and showcasing our pre-integrated workflow with Blackbird. LiveU Matrix’s adoption rate continues to grow globally as organizations unlock the value of a cost-effective, highly reliable content sharing platform for covering major events like elections.”

Blackbird CEO, Ian McDonough, said, “This was an excellent first opportunity for Blackbird and LiveU to successfully showcase our new, slick live news solution for a high profile event with one of Europe’s most prestigious media companies.”

Photo credit: Ruven Breuer, CBC.



Tags: cloud | newsgathering | live production | cloud editing
Submitted by Joss Armitage (Jump PR)
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • FORSCENE Cloud Editing at NAB 2015

    FORSCENE Cloud Editing at NAB 2015

  • Remote access-U-CPU enabling hybrid cloud computing from G&D at IBC 2019

    Remote access-U-CPU enabling hybrid cloud computing from G&D at IBC 2019

  • Xytech Mediapulse V9 Cloud platform with new user interface at IBC2019

    Xytech Mediapulse V9 Cloud platform with new user interface at IBC2019

  • The Teracue Application Cloud show at IBC 2018 (German version)

    The Teracue Application Cloud show at IBC 2018 (German version)

  • The Teracue Application Cloud show at IBC 2018

    The Teracue Application Cloud show at IBC 2018

  • Blue Lucy with BLAM3 and their very own cloud at IBC 2018

    Blue Lucy with BLAM3 and their very own cloud at IBC 2018

  • Playbox Cloud Air at IBC 2107

    Playbox Cloud Air at IBC 2107

  • Cloud Media Management with Medway from Marquis Broadcast at IBC 2017

    Cloud Media Management with Medway from Marquis Broadcast at IBC 2017

  • Hybrid Cloud Media Aggregation from Cantemo at NAB 2017

    Hybrid Cloud Media Aggregation from Cantemo at NAB 2017

  • Elemental Technologies cloud innovations at NAB 2016

    Elemental Technologies cloud innovations at NAB 2016

  • ERA - Cloud Services - at BVE 2015

    ERA - Cloud Services - at BVE 2015

  • Aframe Cloud Video at IBC 2013

    Aframe Cloud Video at IBC 2013

  • Haivision: Video Cloud at NAB 2013

    Haivision: Video Cloud at NAB 2013

  • Grass Valley at BVE 2015

    Grass Valley at BVE 2015

  • Forbidden Technologies FORscene at BVE 2014

    Forbidden Technologies FORscene at BVE 2014

  • Forbidden Technologies FORscene App at BVE 2014

    Forbidden Technologies FORscene App at BVE 2014

  • Object Based Storage Solutions from Object Matrix at NAB 2017

    Object Based Storage Solutions from Object Matrix at NAB 2017

  • New CEO and news update from TMD at NAB 2017

    New CEO and news update from TMD at NAB 2017

  • Prime Focus Technologies at IBC 2016

    Prime Focus Technologies at IBC 2016

  • Prime Focus Technologies at NAB 2016

    Prime Focus Technologies at NAB 2016

  • Playbox at IBC 2015

    Playbox at IBC 2015

  • ERA - Adobe Anywhere - at BVE 2015

    ERA - Adobe Anywhere - at BVE 2015

  • NETIA at BVE 2015

    NETIA at BVE 2015

  • Forscene at IBC 2014

    Forscene at IBC 2014

  • Thomson Video Networks at IBC 2014

    Thomson Video Networks at IBC 2014

  • Comigo at IBC 2014

    Comigo at IBC 2014

  • ChyronHego Metacast at IBC 2014

    ChyronHego Metacast at IBC 2014

  • Elemental Technologies Software-Defined Video at NAB 2014

    Elemental Technologies Software-Defined Video at NAB 2014

  • Elemental Technologies HEVC solutions at NAB 2014

    Elemental Technologies HEVC solutions at NAB 2014

  • Elemental Technologies Multiscreen Solutions at NAB 2014

    Elemental Technologies Multiscreen Solutions at NAB 2014

  • ERA at BVE 2014

    ERA at BVE 2014

  • ERA Avere at BVE 2014

    ERA Avere at BVE 2014

  • Haivision on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Haivision on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Front Porch Digital on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Front Porch Digital on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Forbidden Technologies on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Forbidden Technologies on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Cambridge Imaging Systems on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Cambridge Imaging Systems on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Digital Vision on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Digital Vision on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Haivision live encoding HEVC at IBC 2013

    Haivision live encoding HEVC at IBC 2013

  • Tedial at NAB 2013

    Tedial at NAB 2013

  • Haivision at NAB 2012

    Haivision at NAB 2012

  • Chyron at NAB 2012

    Chyron at NAB 2012

  • TSL at BVE 2012

    TSL at BVE 2012

  • Dejero at NAB 2014

    Dejero at NAB 2014

  • Streamstar Sports Live production solutions. All the tools for complete production at IBC2019

    Streamstar Sports Live production solutions. All the tools for complete production at IBC2019

  • Live Production with ChyronHego at NAB 2018

    Live Production with ChyronHego at NAB 2018

  • ATEM Mini and more news from Blackmagic at ISE2020

    ATEM Mini and more news from Blackmagic at ISE2020

  • NewTek at IBC 2015

    NewTek at IBC 2015

  • NewTek TalkShow at IBC 2014

    NewTek TalkShow at IBC 2014

  • PacTV Truck at NAB 2014

    PacTV Truck at NAB 2014

  • Grass Valley at BVE 2014

    Grass Valley at BVE 2014

  • Cobham: Mini RF Transmitters at NAB 2013

    Cobham: Mini RF Transmitters at NAB 2013

  • Cobham: RF Transmitter at NAB 2013

    Cobham: RF Transmitter at NAB 2013


Related Shows
  • KitPlusTV summarise the Broadcast and Pro Video News 6th April 2021

    KitPlusTV summarise the Broadcast and Pro Video News 6th April 2021


Related Articles
  • Cloud integration: The only way is up

    Cloud integration: The only way is up

  • The Cloud - a measured approach

    The Cloud - a measured approach

  • Virtualising your Playout

    Virtualising your Playout

  • CLASS Is Remote Cloud Working the New Norm

    CLASS Is Remote Cloud Working the New Norm

  • Taking a Stand at IBC - The Future of Exhibiting Clouds

    Taking a Stand at IBC - The Future of Exhibiting Clouds

  • News Out Of The Cloud - Technology At The Front Line Of Journalism

    News Out Of The Cloud - Technology At The Front Line Of Journalism

  • Industry Ready Broadcasting Students

    Industry Ready Broadcasting Students

  • The Latest Trend in Cloud Ingest Portals

    The Latest Trend in Cloud Ingest Portals

  • Looking for the Silver Lining

    Looking for the Silver Lining

  • Sony PWS-4500 Live Production Server Reviewed

    Sony PWS-4500 Live Production Server Reviewed

  • What content providers need to know about OTT

    What content providers need to know about OTT

  • VR and the importance of tracking

    VR and the importance of tracking

  • Empowering connectivity choice in the field

    Empowering connectivity choice in the field

  • How the Cloud can be enabled as traditional broadcast workflows evolve

    How the Cloud can be enabled as traditional broadcast workflows evolve

  • Boradcast playout on-site and in the cloud

    Boradcast playout on-site and in the cloud

  • Live sports and event production

    Live sports and event production

  • The challenges of media workflow automation

    The challenges of media workflow automation

  • Remote Production - Speed, Control, Infrastructure

    Remote Production - Speed, Control, Infrastructure

  • Navigating Unfamiliar Territory

    Navigating Unfamiliar Territory

  • Thinking clearly about the cloud

    Thinking clearly about the cloud

  • Mr MXF does Vegas

    Mr MXF does Vegas

  • Pushing the Boundaries for OTT

    Pushing the Boundaries for OTT

  • Does the cloud have substance?

    Does the cloud have substance?

  • Who really benefits from the Cloud?

    Who really benefits from the Cloud?

  • Mr Cloud, as much about cashflow balance as technology

    Mr Cloud, as much about cashflow balance as technology

  • What Virtual Dreams Are Made Of

    What Virtual Dreams Are Made Of

  • MAM needs to adapt or die

    MAM needs to adapt or die

  • Assets in the air

    Assets in the air

  • Reducing the costof live production

    Reducing the costof live production

  • The vital role of communications in live production

    The vital role of communications in live production

  • Up in the air with Dick

    Up in the air with Dick

  • It is not is but when it will happen to you

    It is not is but when it will happen to you

  • Content Security in the CLoud

    Content Security in the CLoud

  • The Pros and Cons of Archiving in the Cloud

    The Pros and Cons of Archiving in the Cloud

  • IP for live production

    IP for live production

  • 4k is a reality for live production

    4k is a reality for live production

  • A virtual world but call it cloud if you must

    A virtual world but call it cloud if you must

  • Editing broadcast video in a mobile app a ridiculous notion or the next big thing

    Editing broadcast video in a mobile app a ridiculous notion or the next big thing

  • Broadcast Playout Over IP and in The Cloud

    Broadcast Playout Over IP and in The Cloud

  • The Evolution of Cloud

    The Evolution of Cloud

  • CLASS - Why ingest to the Cloud?

    CLASS - Why ingest to the Cloud?

  • Combining on-site and cloud storage

    Combining on-site and cloud storage

  • Cloud Editing at BVE

    Cloud Editing at BVE

  • Venice live productions tools go to the consumer

    Venice live productions tools go to the consumer

  • Still unsure about cloud editing? Read this..

    Still unsure about cloud editing? Read this..

  • How To Produce and Stream a live Production

    How To Produce and Stream a live Production

  • How to Produce and Stream a Live Production Part One

    How to Produce and Stream a Live Production Part One

  • Head in the cloud

    Head in the cloud

  • Looking to the Cloud for broadcast business success

    Looking to the Cloud for broadcast business success

  • Todays media business needs SaaS

    Todays media business needs SaaS


News
CIO Once Again Adds Cobalt Iron to Its List of 10 Best Cyber Security Companies Posted: 24/06/2022
CIO Once Again Adds Cobalt Iron to Its List of 10 Best Cyber Security Companies

Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today announced that for the second year in a row it has been named one of CIO's 10 Best Cyber Security Companies of 2022. This distinction is thanks to the Cobalt Iron Compass® enterprise SaaS backup platform, which delivers intelligent data backup at massive scale while making the backup infrastructure impervious to cyberattacks.

Tags: Cobalt Iron Compass | Cyber Security
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
KILOVIEW Expands its NDI Ecosystem for Supporting End-to-End IP Video Transmission and Production Posted: 24/06/2022
KILOVIEW Expands its NDI Ecosystem for Supporting  End-to-End IP Video Transmission and Production

KILOVIEW is expanding its family of Network Device Interfacem(NDI)-compliant solutions with the introduction of its new NDI Recorder, which joins the company’s growing ecosystem of IP-based hardware and software video encoding, decoding, conversion, switching and streaming technologies.

Tags: kiloview | ndi | core | recorder | encoders | decoders
Submitted by
More from this author
Broadcast Pix Mixes Future Technology with the Past for Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean Posted: 24/06/2022
Broadcast Pix Mixes Future Technology with the Past  for Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean

The Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean has built its reputation by combining historical exhibits with social commentary to tell the story of this rich basin of civilization. The Museum recently enhanced its storytelling capabilities with the addition of a Broadcast PixMX Hybrid Integrated Production Solution.

Tags: broadcast pix | ip | gx hybrid | software | streaming | museum | MUCEUM | france
Submitted by
More from this author
Clear-Com Sponsors AVIXA Women Council Breakfast at InfoComm 2022 Posted: 24/06/2022
Clear-Com Sponsors AVIXA Women and rsquo;s Council Breakfast at InfoComm 2022

Clear-Com®, a global leader in voice communications systems, was a first-time sponsor of the popular annual AVIXA Women’s Council Breakfast at the InfoComm 2022 trade show. A long-time supporter of Rise, a group promoting gender diversity within the Broadcast and media technology industry, Clear-Com is now adding their support to the AVIXA Women’s Council, focused on supporting women in the professional AV industry.

Tags: clear-com | arcadia | avixa | infocomm
Submitted by
More from this author
Imperfections Make the Perfect Addition to Maxon Capsules Posted: 24/06/2022
Imperfections Make the Perfect Addition to Maxon Capsules

As part of the company’s continuing effort to add value to its subscription offerings, Maxon is pleased to announce the addition of 50+ 4K premium tiled textures to the Maxon Capsules collection, designed to bring photorealism to artists’ renderings by adding minor flaws to the surfaces of 3D objects. The greyscale maps feature a mix of scratches, dust specs, smudges, fingerprints, hairs, residue, isolated fingerprints, all scanned from real surfaces and meticulously tiled. The Surface Imperfections Volume 1 texture library was created by David Gruwier and has been licensed by Maxon for immediate royalty-free use by all Cinema 4D and Maxon One subscribers.

Tags: Maxon | Maxon Capsules | Cinema 4D | Surface Imperfections | VFX
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 Posted: 24/06/2022
Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 includes an adjustable touchscreen screen for easier framing of shots, a larger battery for longer shooting without needing to charge or change batteries, as well as support for an optional electronic viewfinder. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 has the latest Blackmagic generation 5 color science and retains the popular cinematic Super 35 HDR image sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range, dual native ISO and EF lens mount from the previous model.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Announcement | camera
Submitted by Blackmagic Design
More from this author
Vislink Will Showcase NFT-Ready Video Clipping Tool and Broadcast-Quality AI-Automated Streaming Systems at NACDA 2022 Posted: 23/06/2022
Vislink Will Showcase NFT-Ready Video Clipping Tool and Broadcast-Quality AI-Automated Streaming Systems at NACDA 2022

Vislink (Nasdaq: VISL), a global technology leader in the capture, delivery and management of high-quality live video and associated data in the media & entertainment markets, will feature its solutions for automated, AI-driven remote production for live sports at the 2022 NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) Conventionat the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. NV. The event, the largest gathering of collegiate administrators in the country, will take place June 26-29. Vislink’s onsite team will be in booth #825.

Tags: Vislink
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
HRT Croatia Enhances Live News, Sports Coverage and Current Affairs Reporting with Dejero Posted: 23/06/2022
HRT Croatia Enhances Live News, Sports Coverage and Current Affairs Reporting with Dejero

Croatia’s public broadcaster HRT (Hrvatska radiotelevizija), has equipped its headquarters, regional centres and global reporting teams, with Dejero solutions provided by Dejero’s local partner and systems integrator, CS Computer Systems. Supporting the broadcaster’s live news, sports and events coverage, Dejero ensures resilient, high-bandwidth wireless connectivity in the field, as well as simplified content sharing amongst stations.


Tags: Dejero | HRT Croatia | Hrvatska radiotelevizija | Petra Drai | CS Computer Systems | Ivan Dobranovic | EnGo | Smart Blending Technology | transmitters | PathWay | MultiPoint | WayPoint | cloud-based | live news | sports | MKM Marketing Communications
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
Inside the Mix With Ana Monte Posted: 22/06/2022
Inside the Mix With Ana Monte

NUGEN Audio Q&A with Sound Designer/Recordist and Co-founder of DELTA Soundworks



Tags: NUGEN Audio
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
French Professional Football League Takes Full Control of Its Digital Media Strategy with Dalet Posted: 22/06/2022
French Professional Football League Takes Full Control of Its Digital Media Strategy with Dalet

Dalet, a leading technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, today announced the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) is using Dalet Flex, the cloud-native media logistics platform, to prepare and deliver high-value league match highlights to fans via digital channels. LFP is the French governing body responsible for overseeing, organizing, and managing the top two football leagues in France, Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT; and the 44 professional football clubs that contest the titles. Part of its charter is to manage the 100-plus club match weekly highlight videos. LFP selected Dalet Flex to accelerate the time-consuming process, automating ingest, preparation and publishing of the match highlight videos to YouTube and Dailymotion. Dalet Flex’s comprehensive production tools enable LFP to take advantage of new content monetization opportunities such as offering freemium match highlight video from the LFP website.

Tags: Dalet | LFP | Dalet Flex
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
Magewells USB Fusion Video Capture and Switching Device Wins AV Technology Best of Show Award at InfoComm 2022 Posted: 22/06/2022
Magewells USB Fusion Video Capture and Switching Device Wins AV Technology and quot;Best of Show Award at InfoComm 2022

Magewell's new USB Fusion multi-input video capture and mixing device has been honored with a coveted Best of Show Award from Future plc's AV Technology at InfoComm 2022. The new hardware and accompanying app let users easily combine camera and wired screenshare sources into attractive live presentations for online lectures, webinars, live streaming, video conferencing, and other applications.

Tags: Magewell | USB | capture | video capture | video conferencing | education | switching | layout | presentation | HDMI | SDI | switcher | professional AV | pro AV
Submitted by Write Turn Communications
More from this author
Caton NDI Gateway enables cross network collaboration Posted: 22/06/2022
Caton NDI Gateway enables cross network collaboration

Recognising the wide acceptance and use of NDI as a practical solution for transmitting video over IP, Caton Technology, a pioneer in next-generation IP network transport solutions, offers a powerful new software application for collaborative and remote workflows. The Caton NDI Gateway is a vital contribution to the NDI ecosystem, allowing users to move and share high resolution files far beyond their local network, simply and intuitively.

Tags: Caton Technology | Caton | Caton NDI Gateway | Caton Transport Protocols | CTP | CatonNet Video Platform | CVP | Transmission Control Protocol | TCP | NDI | BirdDog | Streaming | Low Latency
Submitted by Page Melia PR
More from this author
KILOVIEW launches its new device management platform KILOLINK Server Free Posted: 21/06/2022
KILOVIEW launches its new device management platform  KILOLINK Server Free

KILOVIEW, a leading provider of IP video transmission solutions, has announced today the global launch of its new device management platform KILOLINK Server Free, a milestone in the product roadmap announced by the company earlier this year.

Tags: kiloview | ndi | kilolink | server
Submitted by
More from this author
Lightware Visual Engineering opens new headquarters for the APAC region Posted: 21/06/2022
Lightware Visual Engineering opens new headquarters for  the APAC region

Lightware Visual Engineering, a global leading signal management and AV technologies manufacturer, has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art offices in central Sydney, Australia. The new headquarters demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market.

Tags: lightware | apac | headquarters
Submitted by
More from this author
Ateme launches a 5G streaming solution for rich live-event viewing experiences Posted: 21/06/2022
Ateme launches a 5G streaming solution for rich live-event viewing experiences

Ateme, a global leader in video compression, delivery, and streaming solutions with innovation at its core, today announces the launch of its 5G streaming solution enabling powerful and engaging video experiences for mobile users. The solution has already been used in the Eurovision Song Contest and in a major tennis tournament, as well as by the government-backed 5G Vista consortium for an in-stadium project in the UK.

Tags: ateme | 5g | eurovision | vvc | streaming
Submitted by
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>

Registration for the KitPlus Show at MediaCity is now OPEN with headline sponsor Blackmagic Design. The doors open from 10am to 4:30pm on 23rd June 2022. This is a FREE to attend event so please visit the Manchester venue page to see exhibitors, sessions and workshops, plus check out our Virtual Production Learning Zone from the Mo-Sys Academy at the show.