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Infront, Euro Media Group use remote production on Nordic World Ski Championship

Outside broadcast will employ EMG's new IP flypack, diPloy

Infront Productions and Euro Media Group are joining forces on a remote production workflow for this week’s Nordic World Ski Championship, taking place in Oberstdorf, Germany.

According to the two companies, the set-up allows for a streamlined event organisation, with the ski jumping production team operating three kilometres away from the event, with just the camera operators on site. The set-up differs from previous events where the complete production team and an entire technical set-up would be located at each venue.

Infront Productions’ Peer Seitz said: “Being able to leverage the benefits of IP-based infrastructure to implement remote production on a large scale is a testament to the strength of our long-term partnership with the Fédération Internationale de Ski and the adaptability of the Local Organising Committee. In a context where Covid-19-related restrictions create significant challenges, initiatives such as this, which allow us to ensure the safety of our crew while maintaining high production standards, are more relevant than ever.”

Bevan Gibson, CTO at EMG, added: “We are delighted to be working with Infront for the first use of diPloy, our new IP flypack, which is specially designed to address the challenges of distributed production, and is particularly well suited for use in more challenging environments like Oberstdorf. This new system is not only more sustainable, it also allows us to address Infront’s concerns about keeping the crew safe by having less people on-site.”