In Broadcast - November 2013 - 25


WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 25 - NOVEMBER 2013

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InFORM
EVS - The Heart Of Fox Sports' Workflow Cont.

Subjective metadata is added by loggers at the main broadcast centre

Fox Sports' Sidekick app is populated with exclusive content via EVS' C-Cast

XDCAM HD and DNxHD formats. All
the EVS servers are connected via
EVS' XNet2 high bandwidth mediasharing network, which allows
content to be accessed directly from
the XS ingest servers.
The whole workflow is managed
by EVS' IPDirector production
asset management suite, allowing
operators to transfer content
recorded on the XT3s to the nearline
storage and Avid systems, or vice
versa. XS servers are also utilised
for studio playout, including finished
edits from the Avid systems. Each
server can handle up to six channels,
with two servers installed in each of
the production galleries.
Any of the content recorded on
the XT3 and XS servers can be
saved as a clip and enhanced
with graphics provided by Reality
Check systems and Vizrt as well as
via Red Bee's Piero sports analysis
tools before playout or transfer
to the nearline storage and Avid
systems. The galleries are also
equipped with projection equipment
provided by JVR.

to compile clips for highlights and
promotional material a lot sooner,
which saves us about an hour of
work compared to the past.
"Second, we can tell our stories
differently and enrich the live
programme with relevant content
that has been overlooked by LSM
operators at the venue, but has been
spotted at the broadcast centre -
such as an angle that clearly shows
a penalty," he explains.
At the stadium/live venue
operators also use EVS' EpsioLive
graphic tool, designed specifically
for sports applications and forming
an essential part of the LSM remote
control panel, to insert the offside
line into the first replay.

Instant Connection
One of the key elements of Fox
Sports' new workflow is the ability
to easily exchange media between

EVS
SPORTS
WE LIVE AND
BREATHE SPORT

the OB trucks at the venues and the
broadcast centre at the MediArena
in Amsterdam.
During a match, LSM operators
at the stadium create clips which
are automatically extracted from the
XT3 servers and transferred to the
XStoreSAN nearline storage at the
broadcast centre via high-speed
transport technology (300Mbps fibre
connection) from Aspera.
All incoming clips corresponding to
a time code are automatically linked
to a log sheet that is produced by
the loggers at the broadcast centre.
As a result, journalists and
production staff have easy access
to clips created on location as the
live action happens; on average
between 75 and 100 clips are
created during the course of each
match. In practical terms, this
means that highlights packages
can be created during the course
of the game, rather than having to
wait until the match is over before
highlights can be compiled. Content
on the nearline storage can also
be transferred from the broadcast
centre to the different venues.
According to Winkelhagen this
generates a significant time saving.
"There are two major benefits from
this workflow. First, we can start

Second Screen
In addition to its television services,
Fox Sports also offers content via
its Sidekick second - screen app
designed by Infostrada.
Subscribers to Fox Sports
channels can make use of the
app to view match-action from
different camera angles and review
statistics directly from their tablet or
smartphone. Sidekick is populated
with content fed through to the
app via EVS' C-Cast live multi-cam
media delivery platform.

We give broadcasters the power to deliver the world's
greatest sporting contests. Our rock solid systems
are transforming sports programming, enriching and
monetising live content for a competitive market.
EVS Sports360° solutions deliver the most efficient
production workflow for live sports, working in realtime to ingest, edit and enrich content as it happens.
From our ultra-reliable and lightning-fast XT3 server
range and Live Slow Motion control panel, to the
groundbreaking C-Cast second-screen technology,
this is the smart way to win in sports broadcasting.

www.evs.com

EVS Sports. Enriched. Live.

This second-screen workflow
is a two-man operation based in
Amsterdam: one operator using
IPDirector to create clips as well as
add descriptive keywords to each
clip, and the other to review all
angles and manage their approval
from a standard workstation.
Once approved, the clips and
associated metadata are transcoded
to Infostrada's CDN and available
within seconds on the Sidekick app.
The new Fox Sports studio and
live production workflow was up and
running in time for the start of the
current 2013/2014 football season.
Having EVS technology at the
heart of its live sports production
workflow enables Fox Sports to
ensure that the whole process from
ingest, editing and playout through
to highlights creation and second
screen delivery runs smoothly
and seamlessly.
Providing production teams
access to content that has been
ingested means the broadcaster has
the ability to enrich its coverage -
including half-time analysis - with
additional material and alternative
camera angles, giving its viewers
a better overall experience - in
particular when combined with the
Sidekick second-screen offering.

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