IBC TV News Breaks with EVS’ Integrated News Production Solution

IBC TV ENG crews will use Sony XDCAM SxS to import their XDCAM HD media files via Xedio Dispatcher

IBC TV News has reinforced its collaboration with EVS by asking them to provide their news production system for a fourth year. EVS will install a fully integrated news solution for HD ingest, storage, editing and playout to get the channel on air during the IBC show, 7-11 September, in Amsterdam.

IBC TV News will produce 20-minute news programs during the exhibition which will feature top stories from the show floor as well as highlights from the IBC Exhibition and Conference. EVS systems will manage the entire HD production of the daily news programs, from the breakfast show broadcast on the IBC TV News channel, to the morning and midday news flashes live on the their website, mobile content, and video podcasts. For the first time, EVS will be providing IBC TV News with a ‘news spot’ on its stand (B90) in hall 8, which will enable it to conduct interviews there throughout the show.

"EVS has provided us with a news solution for the last four years and also helped us move to a full tapeless HD workflow, allowing us to achieve multi-purpose delivery and fast content creation,” said Sue Robinson, Producer, IBC TV News. “This year there’s an additional twist as we’ll be conducting various interviews direct from the EVS stand, making us more flexible and accessible to exhibitors near and within this hall for interviews. With our main challenge being to deliver interesting content at the highest quality standards to an audience of broadcast specialists, EVS’ continued support helps make our operations extremely efficient and we’re able to do just that.”


The complete workflow provided for IBC TV News will be based on EVS’ advanced news systems, including XS ingest and playout server for high-speed and high performance live operations, combined with IPDirector content management (for ingest and playout) and Xedio editing suites. In addition, all clips and edits will remain available on the EVS XStore SAN near line storage, allowing editors to browse and edit the media at any time.


During the show, IBC TV ENG crews will use Sony XDCAM SxS to import their XDCAM HD media files via Xedio Dispatcher. The new module offers instant review, rough-cut edit and on-the-fly transcoding capabilities during transfer to EVS’ production server. Additional A/V feed acquisition (weather forecast, VTR, graphics) will be managed with the IPDirector ingest scheduler. Once ingested or imported on the XS server, the content will be instantly available for edit or playout. All edits including voice-over, graphics inserts and transition effects, will be prepared by one of the three Xedio-CleanEdit stations, the latest generation of EVS NLE systems. Two additional Apple Final Cut Pro stations will be used for final post-production operations. The media interchange between EVS storage, editing tools and Final Cut Pro will be fully transparent for the editors.

Finally, IBC TV News rundown and playlist on-air actions will be controlled by IPDirector, which will manage all the media configured for playout operations on the XS production server.
“Our news solution uses technology from our live sports production workflow, so is fast, reliable and flexible, delivering a live production facility on the stand” said Nicolas Bourdon, marketing and communications director at EVS. “We’re very happy to be helping IBC TV News team and giving the best possible demonstration of EVS’ news system’s capabilities.


IBC TV News will be broadcast to more than 10,000 hotel rooms in Amsterdam each morning before being transmitted worldwide, and will be repeated during the day at the RAI exhibition center. IBC TV News will still be produced on site at the IBC stand in the new Workflow Village in Hall 9, with some interviews also taking place on EVS’ stand in hall 8.

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.
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