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Remote or At-Home Production: Challenges, opportunities and the future of live sports events

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We all know demand for live coverage of events – particularly sports – is growing all the time. Even in today’s climate, sports fans are counting down the days to the return of live action back on screen – where safe to do so of course – rather than re-run of the classic matches and nostalgic moments which have been recaptured extensively over the past few months. For broadcasters, this brings a whole host of delivery challenges. The complexities of live delivery today are vast; viewers expect access to their favorite events across multiple devices and locations. Yet, even the most niche of sporting events can now be made economically viable, thanks to the ease with which globally dispersed audiences can be reached via streaming services.

But at a time when budgets are being squeezed and the environmental 

Impact of operations are under the spotlight, these challenges are evolving. With the return of the Bundesliga in Germany and NASCAR racing in the US earlier this month, the return of live nba중계 will gather pace. As a result, broadcasters need to quickly find new ways to acquire live content, in the necessary quality and at a cost that makes commercial sense.

 The current COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting social

distancing rules have only complicated matters further. It’s no longer just a question of financials – reducing the quantity of people and equipment that needs to be sent on site to cover an event is now an absolute necessity for the health and safety of all involved in production work. So, within this changing climate, this is the perfect opportunity for broadcasters to explore and turn to at-home (or ‘remote’) production techniques. Overcoming challenges in at-home production

Of course, at-home production has been building real

Momentum across the industry long before the outbreak of corona virus – it was certainly one of the industry buzz-terms on the show floor during IBC last September.  In simple terms, at-home production is all about taking the video, audio and data feeds from the event venue and transmitting them to a remote production facility (increasingly actually at-home) where the process of creating the complete program is carried out.

And the content? The table of contents is extensive. Of course, competitive rowing plays a big role. But “rower sport” recognized very early on that we readers want to see more than just regatta pictures and results. We are also interested in topics that go beyond the competition: rowing, health, training, travel, equipment for boats and boathouses, internal information about clubs and associations, psychology and interviews – there is interesting reading for every group of athletes.

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