Dalet Digital Media Systems, along with Timeline Television and BT Sport have been shortlisted for the IBC2014 Innovation Awards in the Content Management category, for the design of BT Sport’s new production centre in the former international broadcast centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
Launched on 1 August 2013, BT Sport broadcasts live sports content including Barclays Premier League football and Aviva Premiership Rugby plus Serie A, Ligue 1, and Brasileirão.
BT Sport has become the first UK broadcaster to adopt the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) file-based delivery specifications for all of its own internal productions and externally-delivered content. BT Sport led on the strategic direction of the project, while Timeline Television worked closely with Dalet, enabling products and systems.
“From a bigger list of submissions than ever, our judges have worked hard to whittle them down to just 10,” said Michael Lumley, chair of the IBC2014 Innovation Awards judging panel. “What I love about this year’s shortlist is that in each category there is a surprise, perhaps because it is an often-unheralded part of the broadcast chain, or it is from a fascinating part of the world.”
“We’re really proud to have helped enable this first-of-a-kind facility”, said Bruce Devlin, chief media scientist at Dalet. “AmberFin has always promoted open standards and the DPP delivery specification is the first, truly national standard of its kind. BT and Timeline TV have really embraced the concept of using that standard to improve interoperability and create great levels of efficiency and collaboration. Now that AmberFin is part of Dalet, that desire to support standards and improve efficiency is even stronger.”