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Connecting the live, and more

Under the theme ‘Connecting the Live,’ EVS made a series of announcements on Thursday that reflect the company’s role in multiple ongoing industry transitions.

For collaborative production, the EVS stand is acting as an IP-enabled hub showcasing live media flows that can connect live sports venues, broadcast centre control rooms, and consumers. Introduced this summer at international flagship sporting events and key to the company’s future, C-Next is a new live connected tool that reflects EVS’s IP4Live strategic initiative.

EVS’s flagship line of live production servers has two new members. The XT4K and the XS4K are dedicated UHD servers for producing 4K and HD content in a live production environment.

The XT4K gives users up to four channels of 4K or eight channels of HD and allows HDR-enabled live content through its native 10-bit codec of XAVC-4K. Optimised to enable a smart transition to an IP-connected studio environment, the XS4K is built with hybrid SDI/IP technology.

In an at-show demonstration of its technologies, EVS is powering the whole IBC TV infrastructure from ingest to playout.

The channel also integrates infrastructure from the VRT-EBU LiveIP studio project. VRT, shortlisted for an IBC Innovation Award for the LiveIP project, has a presence in the IP Interoperability Zone.

EVS also announced that its C-Cast cloud-based SaaS editing and distribution platform can now combine with deltatre’s digital media players to offer new viewing options and revenue sources for rights holders. By connecting to C-Cast, deltatre’s enhanced video players enable live multi-camera content to be instantly enriched with data and distributed to connected audiences.

With its new Syndication operation of C-Cast, digital media holders using the C-Cast platform can grant regional right holders, clubs/stadiums and sponsors access to content shared with C-Cast Central.