TVB Awards for both Live Broadcast Production & Innovation and R&D for Outstanding Technical AchievementBelgian broadcaster VRT and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that the VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project has won two TVB Awards at an event held in London (UK) on 19 October 2016 to celebrate the year's achievements in TV production. These awards are the latest acknowledgements of the project’s success and follow three other notable wins over the last year. The project received a special recognition award at the IABM Design & Innovation Awards at IBC2015, an award for Technology & Innovation given by the EBU in 2016 and the IBC 2016 Innovation award.
The event, at which the European TV industry gathered, is designed to celebrate those pushing the boundaries in content production, management and delivery. The multi-vendor IP production studio project won the TVB Award for Live Broadcast Production and was given the Innovation and R&D award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the category “Hall of Fame”.
“Trilogy provided the intercom backbone and IP panels for this IP studio, and we are very proud of the achievements that have been made by the team in proving that a Live IP studio is not a concept, it is a viable option” commented Trilogy’s Product Sales Manager John Sparrow. “Credit is due to all the partners and in particular Michel De Wolf and Karel De Bondt for managing this project. We look forward to the next stage of involvement as a Clear-Com company, and to more successes in the future.”
A winning partnership
Driven by the VRT Sandbox incubator program and the EBU, and powered by a long list of partners, including Axon, Digital & Media Solutions (D&MS), Dwesam, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Nevion, Tektronix, Trilogy and Vizrt, The LiveIP project has developed a fully functional IP production studio. Using existing open standards SMPTE 2022-6, AES67/RAVENNA, PTP and OpenFlow, this venture demonstrates a high level of interoperability and leverages the unique benefits of IP to create efficiencies, such as remote production and automation.