During this summer’s Euro 2020 football tournament, French broadcaster M6 created an ultra-fast replay workflow supported by Telestream’s Lightspeed Live Capture server system.
M6’s replay system that utilises Telestream’s Lightspeed Live Capture server to assure both ultra-fast replay and the highest quality viewer experience for all programmes broadcast live, including both sports and news.
The broadcaster worked with Telestream and its partner Videlio to create Replay – a new online service that provides viewers with replays of the Euro 2020 games as close as possible to the live broadcasts.
Lightspeed Live Capture enables M6 to ingest feeds in both HD and UHD formats, create mezzanine formats as growing files, deliver the content to Amazon Web Service (AWS) S3 storage, and then notify the Replay platform of its availability.
The system includes a built-in API which enables users to pause and resume recording to create a unique file for output. That allows all advertising from the live broadcast to be extracted from the feed before it is made available online. It simultaneously creates three file formats of the broadcast content – one file for use on Replay, one for ingest within the broadcaster’s Avid PAM system, and one for mastering in the AS-10 format (the dominant mastering format used in France).
“Our choice of Lightspeed Live Capture is based on the system’s robustness, its capability to ingest HD and UHD using codecs such as XAVC 4K Intra and, a seamless integration within our existing Vantage workflows,” said Franck Martin, directeur de l’ingénierie at M6. “And the ability to manage the Live Capture servers via API adds another layer of intuitive operation to this project.”