EVS Assist Swedish At Home Production of Winter Sports

The 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and Ostersund IBU World Championships Biathlon – were produced remotely by Swedish national broadcaster SVT over a distance of 600 km using EVS servers.

Around 75 uncompressed HD camera signals were transported in IP via two 100 Gbps Telia fiber circuits from the events in central Sweden to SVT’s three control rooms back in Stockholm. The main director and vision mixer operator for both events were directing from galleries in Åre and Östersund that were connected to SVT’s central control rooms.

There, SVT scaled up its existing EVS resources for the specific demands of ingesting and producing the large amount of incoming feeds from both Championships which included standard cameras, triple-speed and 6 times super slow-motion cameras. This was done by bringing in additional industry-standard XT3 ChannelMAX servers from HDR Sweden to expand SVT’s existing EVS servers. The expanded EVS system consisted of over 100 EVS HD channels for both host and national-unilateral operation.

“We’ve been exploring the possibilities that remote productions bring since our first test at London 2012, as they can be both more efficient and more environmentally friendly. These two recent winter sports events were landmarks in terms of the sheer scale of what was attempted,” said Adde Granberg, SVT’s CTO and Head of Production.

Laurent Petit, EVS’ SVP Product said: “SVT has been driving forward remote productions for many years and have reached yet another scale on the host production of the Åre 2019 andÖstersund 2019 World Championships. EVS is embracing and supporting such initiatives. From a product/solution development perspective, we do our best to assess our customer’s requirements in such remote production operations or by enabling remote access and workflows from OBs on location. The XT-VIA and XNet-VIA will bring even more possibilities since it supports IP SMPTE2110 standards for any production environment.”

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