Broadcast production services company NVP is employing Riedel’s Simplylive Production Suite to support remote production for Serie B football matches in Italy.
The company is deploying the live multi-camera production platform for selected matches in its ‘Innovation Hub’ production centre. The production centre was deployed in Cologno Monzese (Milan) and integrated by Video Progetti, Riedel’s local partner and integrator.
NVP is the sole provider of HD/UHD television broadcasting services for the entire Serie B Football Championship (Serie BKT) for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons, including championship matches and related playoffs/playouts.
The company is rolling out the Simplylive Production Suite on a testing basis this season, with plans for more extensive implementation after the first phase.
The Simplylive configuration for NVP includes two ViBox servers, each of which may act as an All-In-One production control system or as a slow-motion replay system, depending on the needs of the moment, said Riedel.
Each system is designed to support two users and multiple simultaneous operations but can be scaled up to accommodate more. Camera and audio feeds are sent from each pitch over fibre to the NVP innovation hub in Cologno, where the Simplylive system provides all the necessary protocols and functions for managing remote production. The NVP team is using the Simplylive suite for slow-motion replay and third-party tools to handle other aspects of production.
“Serie B is the perfect project for our Simplylive deployment because it’s complex content with wide national coverage,” said Ivan Pintabona, CTO at NVP.
“While our move to these new workflows will allow us to leverage innovation to reduce emissions and improve the editorial plan of the broadcast product, it also gives us the opportunity to ensure a high level of professionalism on all events. Riedel’s Simplylive Production Suite is an amazing and versatile product, and because the new machines are so powerful, we also can manage more services simultaneously.”