Arena Television and dock10 have completed a live trial of a remote gallery solution during the BBC’s coverage of the fourth round of the FA Cup.
The trial followed months of testing by the two companies, with BBC Sport’s production team based at dock10 during the match at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.
Joe Noonan, commercial manager at Arena, said: “Our comprehensive remote gallery solution gives the production team the same control over production values as if they were at the event, with this trial’s success demonstrating that it can deliver sport as seamlessly as being on site. Broadcasters face ever increasing competition in delivering live sport to audiences and remote galleries enable a reduction in cost while also reducing the environmental impact.”
Andy Waters, head of studios at dock10, added: “By being based in our galleries at the dock10 studios our customers can manage multiple games and events on the same day from one site. As all of the camera feeds are sent to our gallery, we can also provide multiple alternative live feeds to audiences and different versions of a game for different channels. As we explore the many potential advantages that the remote gallery solution can provide, the success of our live trial with BBC Sport is a confident step in this new direction.”