Telstra enables ITN broadcast of World Relay Championship
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The event marked the first use of Telstra’s Distributed Production Network (DPN), the company’s high performance media IP network, for a live sports event outside…
Telstra has announced a remote production and delivery of the International World Relay Championships in Japan for Independent Television News (ITN).
The event marked the first use of Telstra’s Distributed Production Network (DPN), the company’s high performance media IP network, for a live sports event outside Australia.
Working in conjunction with Nexion, Telstra transported 30 HD live camera and graphics feeds from the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama to Tokyo, and then onwards to the NEP Andrews Hub in Sydney, enabling the successful remote production of live coverage and competition highlights in Australia over the two days of the World Relay Championships. The signals travelled from Japan via diverse and hitless 10 gigabit-per-second circuits on the Telstra DPN to Sydney, using ultra-low-latency compression technology.
Andreas Eriksson, Director of Telstra Broadcast Services, said the collaboration between Telstra, Nexion and NEP Australia set a new industry standard for international remote production.
“The World Relay Championships is a unique event, and being able to provide athletics fans with two days of full, uninterrupted coverage produced in Sydney was very exciting,” he said.
“After a successful Telstra DPN trial from the NEP Andrews Hub Sydney to Los Angeles last year, we were looking for an opportunity to use the Telstra DPN and the NEP Andrews Hub to produce an international sports event. ITN’s broadcast of the World Relay Championships was the perfect two day event to debut the Telstra DPN outside of Australia at cable distances of 16,000 kilometers return trip."
ITN CTO Bevan Gibson said “Our goal is to provide innovative broadcast solutions for the Rights Holding Broadcasters worldwide.
"The solution delivered on this occasion, with our partners Telstra and NEP, for the World Relays in Yokohama was nothing short of world-class. We knew that pushing the boundaries of what could be done would be a challenge, but working together, this solution demonstrated the art-of-the-possible.”