Discovery has become the first broadcaster in the world to implement BRAVO, the newest addition to Evertz’ DreamCatcher suite of live production tools.
By adopting this uniquely collaborative system as the production backbone for its high profile, direct-to-consumer streaming service, Food Network Kitchen, Discovery can deliver numerous, complex live shows from many different locations with minimal staff. This has brought a new dimension to Discovery’s approach to live programming.
Rob Goldheim, Discovery’s Group Vice President of Production Engineering, says: “Our main production challenge was delivering a large number of live events without dramatically increasing staffing levels. By adding DreamCatcher™ and BRAVO functionality, we are able to manage any number of live events with very small crews – usually just one TV producer and an engineer. The system is reliable, cost effective and collaborative, and also meets the stringent quality requirements that Discovery demands of all its program content.”