Nevion EBU, VRT unveil LiveIP Project



| 16 August 2015

The European Broadcast Union (EBU) and Belgian public broadcasting company VRT have unveiled the LiveIP Project, a multi-vendor system integration to showcase IP-based live broadcast production.

The project is designed to enable broadcasters to produce programmes quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. It will see the implementation of a live TV production studio at VRT’s premises in Brussels, using IT-centric hardware and software, such as that from Nevion. The company has provided the infrastructure in the form of the IP network connected cameras, the monitors, the switchers and the mixers to demonstrate the implementation of a live TV production studio at VRT’s premises in Brussels. It will also be part of Sandbox+, an international joint platform for collaborative innovation put together by VRT, EBU and iMinds.

“This project has been instrumental in promoting the value of producing live content via IP, and we at Nevion have been very proud to work alongside such innovative partners in the broadcasting industry to help make it happen,” said Nevion CEO Geir Bryn-Jensen. “We have demonstrated that some of the concerns broadcasters have, like performance, reliability, deterministic network behaviour and clean-switching can be addressed now.”

Other technology partners participating in the project include Axon, Dwesam, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Lawo, LSB, Tektronix and Trilogy who provide all the elements of a live production chain driven by IP.