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Input Media selects Net Insight for remote production of Women’s World Cup

July 6, 2019

Net Insight today announces that Input Media selected Net Insight’s remote production solution to produce the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 for BBC.

Input Media is a leading sports TV production company with offices in the UK and Australia, specializing in facilities, live, fast-turnaround programming and post-production. Input Media have been producing all programming for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 remotely for BBC Sport from the 7th of June until the 7th of July. Input Media will have produced 27 live games by distributed remote production from their recently upgraded Manchester production base. The Nimbra platform provides the contribution of main match feeds from the Paris IBC to London, and a suite of video and audio feeds between Input Media’s London hub and the Manchester facility across a dedicated Input Media designed network. The main broadcast technical core equipment is hosted at their London Production Centre in Chiswick, with both the Paris IBC and Input Media Manchester facility all connected.

In France there have been three separate and dedicated teams made up of BBC presenters and commentators along with Input Media’s producers, camera operators, sound, satellite engineers and facility partners presenting from the different host stadiums in Paris, Nice, Lyon, Le Havre, Rennes, Reims, Grenoble, Montpelier and Valenciennes.

“We are really excited to deliver this ground-breaking production and Net Insight was the perfect choice since they have a well-proven solution and long experience of live sports remote production,” says Nick Symes, Director of Technology at Input Media. “And together with our London broadcast core, Manchester production base and our key technical staff, Net Insight are the right partner for reliable and robust remote production contribution”

“We are delighted to work with Input Media during the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019,” says Henrik Sund, CEO of Net Insight. “Earlier this year we collaborated with SVT and Grass Valley enabling the largest remote IP production ever during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships as well as the IBU World Championships Biathlon and we will share our experiences of those events with Input Media.”

Net Insight was selected to deliver its Remote production solution based on the Nimbra platform, designed for high-quality media transport over IP. Built-in video processing, low-latency JPEG2000 encoding as well as unique features for equipment control and synchronization makes the Nimbra solution the preferred choice for remote production with 100% reliability.

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by the women’s national teams of the member associations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Matches are being played in nine cities across France and it is the first Women’s World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

The order was placed and delivered in the second quarter 2019.

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