The VRT Sandbox LiveIP Studio used for live on-air broadcast
Multi-vendor IP set-up used for live production on VRT’s children’s channel
Brussels, Belgium – June 21st 2016 –
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Belgian public broadcasting company VRT announced today that the fully IP-based live production set-up developed as part of VRT Sandbox LiveIP Studio project has been used for the first time on june 20, 2016 for a live on-air broadcast. The set-up is being used for the live section of the VRT’s children’s channel, Ketnet, at the request of the production team, which was impressed with its flexibility and performance during earlier phases of the project. It will be used throughout the summer for live, outside broadcast on the channel.
Started in the summer of 2015, the VRT Sandbox Live IP is the world’s first proof of concept of a complete live production that relies exclusively on IP. Driven by Belgium’s VRT and the European Broadcasting Union and powered by a long list of partners including Axon, Dwesam, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Lawo, Nevion, Tektronix and Trilogy, this venture 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.
The VRT Sandbox LiveIP Studio project recently won the 2016 EBU Award for Technology & Innovation and is shortlisted for the prestigious IBC 2016 Innovations Awards, in the Content Creation category.