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Red Bee selects Net Insight for IP backbone, NEP facilitates remote production in Belgium, and more

TVBEurope rounds up the latest products and services news from Red Bee, Net Insight, NEP, Amazon Web Services and the SRT Alliance

Red Bee Media has selected Net Insight’s Nimbra media transport platform to form the IP media backbone of a new 100GE IP network between its playout management locations in London and Manchester.

It will be the first deployment of Net Insight’s first Media Pro Application, a fully programmable, adaptable and scalable foundation for handling high data volumes of ST 2022 and ST 2110 IP video, audio and data.

Nimbra supports the Networked Media Open Specifications (NMOS) standard, which enables Red Bee Media to deliver stream control and management between sites and leverage a broad range of existing and future technologies from different partners.

“The transition to 100GE, IP, virtualised and hybrid cloud environments is gathering pace as media organisations seek greater agility and scalability to keep pace with dynamically shifting markets,” said Net Insight CEO Crister Fritzson. “Building networks on the open-standards based Nimbra means that Red Bee Media and its customers can be sure they have true flexibility and access to ongoing innovation.”

NEP partners with KevlinX

NEP has partnered with Dutch data centre company KevlinX to evolve support of cloud-based remote live productions. 

The two companies will work with NEP’s media clients to create the first low latency, high proximity broadcast datacentre in Brussels, specifically for live video productions.

According to NEP, utilising KevlinX’s sustainable data centre will enable it to host platforms in the cloud allowing remote workers to manage productions from any location.

Geert Thoelen, technical director at NEP Belgium said: “NEP has decades of experience in live productions with over 2,000 highly trained and experienced technical engineers working for a variety of broadcast clients and projects across our worldwide network. However, with the move to remote production coupled with IP cloud-based workflows, this major digital transformation redefines all of our working practices. There are major benefits to do this in terms of both cost savings and improving the quality of our service and broadcast output. But actually, there are other benefits such as improving the quality of the working day for our employees where they don’t need to spend long periods away from their families.”

AWS joins SRT Alliance

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the latest company to join the SRT Alliance, a group of companies supporting the adoption of the Secure Reliable Transport protocol. In addition, it was announced that AWS Elemental MediaConnect now supports the SRT protocol.

With AWS SRT support, broadcasters can now stream SRT to and from AWS Elemental MediaConnect, providing low-latency video contribution and distribution. AWS said that its customers were requesting SRT support with MediaConnect.

Any organisation with live video workflows running on AWS can now use Havision products to stream live video into and out of their AWS cloud-based applications via MediaConnect and the SRT protocol. This includes the Makito X4 video encoder, which is now included in the AWS Media Services Compatibility Programme.