​NRL Implements Quicklink Studio and Studio-in-a-Box

Earlier this year, National Rugby League (NRL) used Quicklink to improve its production operations.

The technology was employed by the NRL’s digital division which creates, produces, archives, and live-streams hundreds of hours of content to their official website (NRL.com) and the NRL app on smart devices.

NRL implemented the Quicklink ST55 (Studio Browser) into its workflow for HD quality, bi-directional audio/video contributions. The Studio Browser solution enables NRL to introduce players and coaches via a simple web browser to their Studio for interviews on their ‘Inside NRL’ weekly feature and other studio shows.

The ST500 (Studio-in-a-box) was also implemented at NRL’s head office for the weekly football briefing press conferences. The solution is fully remote-controllable from the Quicklink Manager at their Studio control room (in a different location).

Alex Agaciak, from the NRL Media Services team, says “The Studio-in-a-box is a compact unit with simple inputs/outputs that has made it easy for us to set up almost anywhere. We have been able to facilitate a regular production operation with this technology that was not on our original radar when we procured the technology and it’s been easy collaborating with Quicklink to validate things when required.”

The Studio-in-a-box incorporates a Panasonic PTZ camera, inbuilt lighting and LCD touchscreen and is ideal for broadcast contributions where there are limited on-site technical resources available.

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