Bayerischer Rundfunk Opts for EVS Servers

Bavarian network contracts EVS to deliver XS and XT3 servers for sport and TV studio productions

Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), the Bavarian public broadcaster, has chosen EVS servers for producing sports and in-house TV entertainment programmes. EVS’ high-speed servers are known for their extensive use in OB facilities during live production. BR has placed its trust in EVS technology to deliver a fast and flexible ingest and playout solution for its studios.

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At Bayerischer Rundfunk, the multipurpose media servers from EVS not only support recording and playout during live sports, but also entertainment and in-studio pre-production. They integrate seamlessly with third-party systems, including Avid Interplay for post-production, the Kurrer QR edit controller and EMC Isilon for storage.

Seamless integration with third-party systems

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EVS servers have been installed at BR’s two main studios located in Freimann and Unterföhring near Munich. They use three six-channel XT3 servers with MulticamLSM for the production of sports programmes and two four-channel XS servers for in-house entertainment programmes in Freimann. Two additional XS servers are used for ingest and playout operations at Unterföhring. EVS’ IPDirector suite helps to manage ingest scheduling, media transfer to post-production and archive, as well as playout.

"We’re very happy that Bayerischer Rundfunk has chosen EVS servers for its studio production," said Jamie Gordon Mitchell, general manager for the DACH region at EVS. "We’re confident that EVS’ fast and flexible solutions will help BR improve the performance of their studio and create a new trend in the German broadcasting market."

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About EVS 
EVS designs leading broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionised live broadcasting and its reliable and integrative tapeless solutions are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HD productions across the globe.
The company's dedicated systems offer a complete production platform: live slow motion (LSM), super and ultra slow motion, clips creation, fast turnaround editing, production and archive asset management, time delay, multi-camera and multi-feed recording, logging, live graphic analysis, digital transmission, multi-format ingest and play-back, second screen delivery. Main software applications like the IPDirector® or MulticamLSM® are designed to control the industry's most robust and flexible production platform, the XT series server. The world's leading broadcasters, such as NBC, BSkyB, FOX, RTBF, RTL, NHK, CANAL+, ABC, ESPN, TF1, CCTV, PBS, CBS, BBC, ZDF, Channel One, Channel7, RAI, TVE, NEP, MEDIAPRO, EUROMEDIA, BEXEL, ALFACAM and many others use EVS' solutions.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Approximately 400 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally.

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