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NEP The Netherlands, SAM for Ziggo Sport

February 2, 2017

Ziggo Sport, part of the Liberty Media Group and the pre-eminent sports rights holder in the Netherlands, including Premier League football and Formula One, chose NEP The Netherlands to provide their live production and playout facilities after a successful tender process.

NEP The Netherlands has deployed a fully IP, distributed, cloud production facility that gives ultimate flexibility when assigning resource on a project by project basis. Sitting at the heart of its eight control rooms, and connected by an IP network, is the data centre. SAM was chosen by NEP The Netherlands to supply the key elements of its live production workflow – the production switchers, live replay system and playout technology.

“When Ziggo Sport sourced us for this project after a lengthy and competitive RFP process, we felt it was crucial for us to work with a technology partner like SAM who has a thorough understanding of IP and also the requisite technology to support a virtualised data centre and an IP-based future. With the help of SAM, we’ve made extraordinary efforts to ensure that everything going in and out of this new data center is IP. Ziggo never has to worry about even the smallest glitch,” commented Marleen Lassche, Communication and PR Manager at NEP The Netherlands.

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