As primary connectivity provider for this year’s French Open at Roland Garros, The Switch extended its network capability in France to enable a 100 per cent IP-based production environment conforming to SMPTE ST 2110 standards.
The all-IP media workflow meant the company could separately transport fully uncompressed video, audio and data from 17 courts at Roland Garros to Los Angeles for use by the Tennis Channel.
The SMPTE ST 2110 integration meant more camera feeds were carried from the Paris venue, offering viewers more viewing options, with simultaneous live feeds of different matches being made available.
The Switch utilised three dedicated transmit paths between Europe and North America, one created specifically for the tournament, and installed new hardware onsite at Roland Garros. Net Insight provided the primary backbone for The Switch’s network viathe installation of several Nimbra nodes for the transport of feeds between Paris and LA.
The French Open deployment also enabled The Switch to provide feeds for other rights holders, including ESPN, and Nine.