NESN Implements EVS’ C-Cast Xplore for State-of-the-Art Remote Production Capabilities
"C-Cast Xplore has opened up entirely new coverage possibilities for NESN,” said Dan Brokowski. senior manager, technology and production operations. “Our production team’s ability to remotely tap directly into the server network, instantly access any camera feed and transfer footage is a tremendous advantage, both for its efficiency and for delivering an enhanced viewing experience, including ultra-fast highlights.”
Added NESN’s VP of Engineering Dave Dresochers: “The additional camera angles now available to us are very valuable to our pre- and post-game coverage. That coupled with an interface that’s very intuitive and easy to use have had a direct impact on the kind of programming we’re able to create.”
Based on EVS’ C-Cast connected content platform, C-Cast Xplore is a web-browsing interface that gives authorized users remote access to EVS XT3 live production servers for content editing, re-packaging and archiving. Access to live camera content and expedited delivery of alternative camera angles are achieved without disrupting the ongoing live production.
In addition to reducing the number of onsite production personnel, C-Cast Xplore gives production teams unprecedented capability to work remotely and enhance content on the fly.
“For the kind of high-quality live production services we provide, C-Cast Xplore could be an industry game changer,” said Jason Taubman, vice president design and new technology, Game Creek Video. “This is one of our first applications of this tool and so far it’s exceeded our expectations.”
NESN has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. Celebrating 30 years in 2014, the network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 5 million homes nationally as NESN National. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 8th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the world. NESN.com is the most visited regional sports network website in the country. NESN also produces a number of distinctive programs under its umbrella Original NESN Entertainment (ONE). NESN’s social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in our communities (NESN.com/Connects). NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).
EVS provides its customers with reliable and innovative technology to enable the production of live, enriched video programming, allowing them to work more efficiently and boost their revenue streams. Its industry-leading broadcast and media production systems are used by broadcasters, production companies, post-production facilities, film studios, content owners and archive libraries around the globe. It spans four key markets – Sports, Entertainment, News and Media.
Founded in 1994, its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionised live broadcasting. Its reliable and integrated tapeless solutions, based around its market-leading XT server range, are now widely used to deliver live productions worldwide. Today, it continues to develop practical innovations, such as its C-Cast second-screen delivery platform, to help customers maximise the value of their media content.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and North and Latin America. Approximately 500 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally.