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LiveU And Sky Deutschland Create Multi-Cam, 5G And Cloud Video Production POC

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Sky Deutschland and LiveU once again highlighted the efficiency and ease of use of 5G with IP-bonding pointing towards an exciting future.

LiveU and Sky Deutschland further developed their relationship to create a multi-cam, 5G and cloud video production proof-of-concept (POC) at the recent Special Olympics World Games. Held in Berlin from the 17 - 25 June, this is "the world's largest inclusive sports event" where "thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities compete together".

Both Sky Deutschland and NEP, who were providing services at the Games, also used the LiveU EcoSystem with its IP-video field units more widely to bring engaging and dynamic footage from other events across the Games.

Sky Deutschland and LiveU have a longstanding relationship, reaching beyond the traditional customer/solution provider connection to include multiple 5G trials, involving football and handball, designed to highlight the ease-of use, flexibility and cost-effectiveness enabled by using 5G for media contribution. Working with both the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and a 5G service provider to create a private 5G network, and expanding upon its venue consulting role, the broadcaster identified the table tennis tournament as being ideal for this POC.

Alessandro Reitano, SVP Sports Production, Sky Deutschland, said: "This is an important multi-day global event with a powerful inclusivity message and, with the support of the LOC and LiveU, we saw this as an ideal chance to further highlight the future of contribution and production using 5G. The beauty here was that broadcasters and OB companies – as well as other technology suppliers – could see 5G contribution in action, supported by the efficiency and flexibility of IP-bonding and the very easy and quick set-up time, and contrast it with more traditional workflows."

The table tennis tournament ran from the 19th June through to the final day of the event. The broadcaster deployed the LiveU EcoSystem with a multi-cam LU800, in four-camera mode, plus three LU-Smart equipped smartphones to capture the event. The feeds from the LU800 were, as with the feeds from the smartphones, encoded and sent to Munich, where they were decoded by two LiveU decoders. Vision mixing occurred in the cloud with the final output made available to both the Director of the World feed and also to Sky Deutschland’s unilateral feed.

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