“In addition to TVOB’s range of solutions, we have been working in collaboration with LiveU to embed their capabilities into our network and combine the contribution elements which LiveU can provide from remote locations, to be able to transmit video over cellular and other IP networks,” says Benjamin Webster. “We can then receive those feeds into BT Tower and pass that onto our FacilityLine Switch, or alternatively bring it into our intelligent media platform, Vena. We will then hand those signals off to the customer which is ultimately for us an extension to our portfolio. Bringing flexible and cost-effective ways of delivering content from Outside Broadcasting into our network.”
“We will be facilitating those services where customers can bring their own LiveU device and book into our occasional use services team. Alternatively, we have our own LU800 devices in the field, where we will have the capabilities on an outside broadcast that we are already on-site at to deliver an additional feed or multiple additional feeds as a primary or a backup into our network as a contribution. As well as being able to receive content via LiveU into BT Tower, we also have the ability to send live feeds out to a customer from BT Tower.”
“Ultimately, this is a great collaboration between two organisations that marry up quite nicely in terms of the features and capabilities that we can bring into our portfolio that we don’t have today.”
Further breaking down how InSync will work as a media suite capability, Benjamin unpicks the benefits of adding it to our list of capabilities.
“Additionally, we are refreshing and updating some of our media suite capabilities for occasional use. That will include embedding the product of the year, which was won by a company called InSync, into our network in our OB room in BT Tower. What that will do is allow us capabilities that we can already do today like standards converting and carrying OU content from one location and standard converting that to another location, as well as the capabilities to up-convert and down-convert video feeds and send them over our network too. This is quite exciting because we are refreshing and adding an extension in terms of the capabilities that we will have in our network for OU services.”
The launch of our Vena platform was critical for the expansion of services we can offer to the Outside Broadcasting market. A number of our sites have now migrated onto Vena, which enables dynamic provisioning and streamlined operations for flexibility, efficiency and resilience. We also offer JPEG XS compression, which enables the transport of high bandwidth content with low latency, whenever you need it. It's an exciting future ahead for our TVOB network.