Red Bee and V-Nova demonstrate optimised contribution network for remote production

Published: 9 April 2019 - 7:44 a.m.
By: Pranav Vadehra
Red Bee Media and V-Nova will demonstrate the media industry’s most advanced workflows for remote production and site-to-site contribution, live at NAB 2019. Using V-Nova’s P.Link encoder, Red Bee Media will showcase an optimized contribution network, enabling top-of-the-line workflows for inter-site working and remote production. Using next-generation solutions like P.Link enables Red Bee Media to deliver low latency, high quality streams from remote events.

The demonstration will feature the UHD and multiple live sources within remote production multiplex from the Broadcast Centre in London over a low bitrate secure internet connection to the Red Bee Media NAB 2019 stand in the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

V-Nova’s P.Link is powered by the PERSEUS Pro codec which is currently undergoing standardisation. It is also the only commercially deployed codec leveraging AI at its core. P.Link redefines contribution encoding with significant efficiency gains over JPEG 2000, MPEG-4 and HEVC-I solutions, and can reduce intra-only UHD contribution bitrates by up to 70% at the industry’s lowest cost per channel.

Dave Travis, Chief Services Portfolio Officer at Red Bee Media, said: “The explosion in live sports and event production from a multitude of venues is driving providers everywhere to adopt remote-production workflows to both increase production value and manage costs. At Red Bee Media, we are continuously monitoring vendors to ensure we can provide the very best solutions and it is clear that V-Nova’s P.Link provides a step-change in compression efficiency that is central to making a host of production use cases viable.”

Guido Meardi, CEO and co-founder at V-Nova, added: “It has been a pleasure to work with the Red Bee Media team in recent months in proving out a variety of game-changing production workflows. We look forward to continuing this great partnership and providing what is destined to become the gold standard in contribution and remote production workflows to providers worldwide.”

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