For its new fleet of 4K UHD-enabled broadcast vehicles, Arena Television approached Videlio to help it make the jump to IP. The £20 million project included three OBs and one presentation vehicle. OB-X covers the English Premier League in 4K for BT Sport and works in conjunction with the new OB12 presentation vehicle that recently went live; OB-Y follows the English Rugby Union in HD for Sky Television; and the future OB-Z.
Vincent Loré, CEO, Videlio Media, said: “This 2017 edition is an opportunity to share the lessons we have learned from deploying the first fleet of IP trucks for Arena in the UK and migrating Canal Factory infrastructure from SDI to IP in France. We are also showcasing our newest designs for OBs and studio complexes.
These are obviously IP-based but more importantly they are SMPTE-2110 ready.”
When it came to migrating its Canal Factory studios in Boulogne from SDI baseband to IP, the Canal+ Group also selected Videlio. Canal Factory is the production centre for most mainstream programmes of the Canal+ Group, including Le Grand Journal, Touche Pas à Mon Poste, Canal Football Club and more.
Working with Videlio, Canal+ completely revamped its existing production, post-production and studios, thus transforming Canal Factory into an IP-based technology showcase of productions.