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WOWOW Deploys LiveU
NEP Picks
Nevion DVB-T Multi-Camera Sports
Adaptation
Remote Production
Solution
J
N
evion, a Sony Group Company
and award-winning provider of
virtualized media production solutions,
has announced that it has provided
equipment and services to NEP to
update the headend and regionalization
for the Norwegian DTT network, which
it provides as a service.

After a thorough evaluation, NEP
picked Nevion's CP524 TS Adapter
pictured below as main and spare
equipment to provide input switching
(based on SMPTE ST 2022-7),
multiplexing, DVB-T adaptation (MIP
insertion), IP to ASI conversion and
monitoring (TR 101 290 priority 1).
The Nevion solution delivered also
provides seamless switching with relay
protection.
The solution takes the main
multiplexed input feed from two
different
sources,
selects
and
creates the regional feeds which
are then forwarded over fiber to 10
different regions for transmission.
The redundancy built into the
solution provides resilience, ensuring
transmission is not compromised
should any part of the flow be
disrupted for any reason.
" We know Nevion's reliable products
& solutions within the DTT segment
very well. The Nevion CP524 in
particular provides a perfect solution
for Transport Stream processing for
regionalization with multiple SFN
adapters in a single unit. We look
forward to continue delivering DTT
in Norway with the help of Nevion's
solutions " , says Janis Jansons, Director
Technology & Operations, Media
Services at NEP Norway pictured top.
" As a leader in the provision of
DTT solutions, we are delighted
to have been able to help NEP
achieve its business goals with our
high performance, resilient and
proven equipment " , concludes Hans
Hasselbach, Chief Commercial Officer
at Nevion.

apanese
broadcaster
WOWOW, which operates
both satellite channels as
well as streaming services,
deployed LiveU technology
to provide innovative, playerfollowing coverage of the US
Women's Open Golf held in
December using multi-camera
remote
production.
The
tournament, organised by the
United States Golf Association, is the
oldest of the LPGA Tour's five major
championships.
WOWOW decided to significantly
expand and evolve its coverage this
year to increase viewer engagement,
taking advantage of remote production
capabilities and to help with adherence
to pandemic restrictions. WOWOW
deployed LiveU's IP contribution
solution with multiple units via its
local US production crew with only
two people travelling from Japan - a
producer and audio engineer. All staff
were regularly checked for COVID-19
and all social distancing requirements
were adhered to.
WOWOW used four units - two for
each player - to follow Japanese

players Nasa Hataoka and Hinako
Shibuno (who came fourth) around this
course. This live coverage provided
dedicated player feeds as they made
their way round the Champions Golf
Club, Houston, Texas. Those feeds
were streamed on WOWOW Members
on Demand on each player's dedicated
channel. They also had an on-site
reporter and another LiveU unit at the
compound to send the footage.
 Yuko Toda, Producer, Sports
Department, WOWOW, said, " By
having dedicated channels to show all
holes played by specific players, we
hope viewers enjoyed watching golf
in a new style. LiveU was very stable
during the event and we used a very
minimal delay that enabled us to use

on-camera live talk between
the commentator in Tokyo and
the on-site reporter. "
The four feeds were sent
direct from the course to
WOWOW's Tokyo Broadcast
Centre, where commentary
and graphics were added.
Content from this coverage,
along with footage from the
world feed, was then also
used on WOWOW Prime and WOWOW
Live, the broadcaster's satellite-based
channels.
Toda added, " 10 years ago, the
way we were doing this was shooting
on-site, bringing the recorded hard
disk to an SNG truck to transmit the
footage to Japan. After receiving the
footage, we then edited the highlights
and finally broadcast it. Compared
to those days, sending the live feeds
from the venue to studio in Japan
with a unit is amazingly easy and
fantastic and it really expands what's
possible and does so cost-effectively.
LiveU is making this achievable for us
and we're looking forward to trying
more new things and rising to future
challenges. "

Riedel's Artist & Bolero Chosen
By Italian OB Provider
N
VP S.p.A, an Italian provider of
advanced production facilities
and services, has chosen Riedel's topof-the-line Artist-1024 digital matrix
intercom node and Bolero wireless
intercom to provide seamless crew
communications on board OB 7, the
company's all-new, 4K- and HDRcapable outside broadcasting (OB) van.
" Riedel's Artist and Bolero were the
obvious choices for OB 7, the flagship
of our fleet. Highly requested by our
broadcast clients, these solutions
represent the state of the art in IPbased, high-performance wireless
communications networks, " said Ivan
Pintabona, Chief Technical Officer,
NVP. " With 1024 non-blocking ports
in only two RUs, Artist-1024 is ideal
for the space limitations of an OB van.
And Bolero is a truly groundbreaking
wireless intercom system offering
standard-setting flexibility, scalability,

reliability, and range. Both of
these outstanding products reflect
Riedel's
industry-acclaimed
excellence and innovation in signal
transport and media networking
technologies. "
With its higher port densities and
full SMPTE 2110-30/31 (AES67)
compliance, Riedel's Artist-1024 node
is the high-end solution in Riedel's
Artist intercom ecosystem.
Together with the Artist-1024, OB 7
is equipped with five Bolero antennas
and 20 intercom beltpacks. The
new van has already provided 4K/
HDR coverage of several high-profile
sporting events in Europe, including
Ferrari Challenge Europe and UCL
football matches.
" As one of Europe's most prestigious
production companies, NVP is the
latest in a range of prominent OB
providers that have embraced the

powerful combo of Artist-1024 and
Bolero, " said Giuseppe Angilello,
Riedel Sales Manager, Italy. " The
system's industry-leading flexibility
and scalability to support production
of events of all types and sizes, and
its decentralized communications, are
huge plusses for live broadcasting.
And, because Artist and Bolero
are so widely deployed among the
European OB community, NVP has
discovered that they can interconnect
the intercom system easily with other
infrastructures. That has been a crucial
success factor. "


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