EBU, VRT Sandbox LiveIP Project shortlisted for IBC 2016 Innovation Awards!

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Belgian public broadcasting company VRT have announced that the Sandbox LiveIP Project has been shortlisted for the IBC 2016 Innovations Awards, in the Content Creation category.

The LiveIP Project is a multi-vendor system integration to showcase IP-based live broadcast production using open standards. The collaboration between EBU, VRT and a group of innovative industry partners sees the implementation of a live TV production studio at VRT’s premises in Brussels.

This multi-phase project, which culminated in a live multi-camera debate in March 2015, features a number of technology partners including Axon, Dwesam, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Lawo, LSB, Nevion, Tektronix and Trilogy who provide all the elements of a live production chain driven by IP.

“The LiveIP project has been trail-blazing the adoption of IP and IT technology in live production, so the whole team is delighted that this effort has been recognized by being shortlisted for this award”, says Hans Hoffmann, Head of Media Fundamentals & Production at EBU. “We set out to explore whether the technology was mature enough, and have proved that a multi-vendor IP environment can potentially transform content creation. Along the way, we have learned a lot about standards, interoperability, and networks amongst others, all of which we are feeding back into the wider industry.”

The winners will not be announced until the IBC Awards Ceremony, at 18:30 on Sunday 11 September.