Globecast and Imagina France partner for first demonstration of Live Remote Production
The broadcast was of the French League 1 football match between Bastia and Bordeaux. Images from five dedicated cameras and their associated signals (CCU, tally, intercom, etc.) were sent from the Bastia stadium (in Corsica) to the Imagina France production truck in Boulogne (near Paris). This was acting as central production unit where the director and his team operated. Signal transport was provided by Globecast via a 1Gbps link, with a total latency of 100ms in JPEG2000 and 350ms in H.264.
Allowing live programmes to be produced remotely from places where events occur regularly - stadiums, racecourses, theatres etc. - opens up new possibilities for broadcasters and rights holders. Providing multiple raw feeds facilitates the production of diversified content. Moreover, the availability of multiple sources at a central production site allows the production of a variety of programme formats of the same event at lower cost, which optimises monetisation.
By demonstrating the feasibility of a fully remote production of a major sporting event from a location with strong technical and logistical constraints, Globecast and Imagina France have proved that it’s possible to provide the market with packaged or customised solutions that meet content providers’ needs.
Michele Gosetti, France Sales Director and Global Contribution Operations at Globecast, says, "The success of this first demonstration in France confirms our desire to develop our services to help our customers face market pressures while also providing innovative content. Remote Production is an exciting approach that gives them the opportunity to offer flexible and cost-effective content.”
Jérémie Roudaire, General Director Imagina France, says, "The Mediapro Group is recognised worldwide for its traditional and remote mobile video production solutions. With this project we wanted to show what we believe to be the future of mobile video in France and to offer our customers, with the help of Globecast, new solutions. Indeed, we have developed experience of working this way in Spain where Mediapro Group produces an average of 10 matches per day of La Liga Santander in Barcelona from 40 stadiums all over the country.”
About Imagina France
The Mediapro Group is one of the leading audiovisual groups in Europe. With a worldwide presence, the group provides creative technical solutions with the aim of creating and transmitting all types of audiovisual products. Based in France in 2012, with Imagina France, our company has the ambition to become a major challenger in audiovisual services in France, relying on the know-how and resources of our Group and developing a specific offer on the French market: OB van, Remote Production, TV channels management, playout, engineering...
Globecast opens up global opportunities in broadcasting by making content distribution and management simple. Part of the Orange group, Globecast delivers tailored content management and delivery solutions to meet the needs of markets all over the world. For channels, Globecast provides media management and playout solutions as well as global content delivery via fibre, satellite, and IP. Through its fleet of SNG vehicles and production partners, the company also provides coverage of news, sports, and special events around the globe. Globecast has capacity on all the world’s major broadcast satellites, a three-continent proprietary fibre network and state-of-the-art facilities in the world’s biggest media hubs. Finally, Globecast has a content aggregation and distribution team that helps secure distribution on leading Pay TV platforms. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia, Globecast offers simplicity, flexibility, and knowledge to the world’s leading broadcasters.