SES and BCE (Broadcasting Center Europe) will team up to demonstrate a one-stop automated studio solution capable of producing content, streaming it live via satellite, and distributing it onto an online video portal at SES Industry Days 2019.
The end-to-end video production and contribution solution will integrate BCE’s StudioTalk and MX1’s OU Flex solution, with video production carried out via a camera on automated mode, distributed reliably via satellite, and simultaneously fed into external video feeds over IP networks.
During the annual SES Industry Days event, SES and BCE will use the integrated solution to film subject experts during one-on-one interviews. The content will be pushed onto BCE’s SNG van onsite equipped with an OU Flex modem before it is distributed through a high-performance link with guaranteed quality of service from SES’ satellite. The content will then be streamed onto BCE’s Online Video Platform for live and VOD distribution on websites and social networks.
OU Flex provides a dependable video distribution and bi-directional IP connectivity solution for broadcasters, live event producers, event organizers, and remote operators. The solution works even when terrestrial and mobile networks are congested, and in remote areas, to ensure that OTT streaming and social media updates can be executed from the field, while also distributing video feeds to TVs globally.
StudioTalk is an all-in-one production solution, allowing a single operator to produce live multi-camera shows via a touchscreen and remote that can be operated in manual or automated mode.
Olivier Waty, Technology and Project Director at BCE, said StudioTalk has traditionally been used to produce sports events, such as the Montreux Volley Masters and for visual radio for stations such as RTL Radio, FunRadio and BNJ. The company is excited to work with long-time partner SES to further develop this product. By combining both of these flagship products, new production and distribution possibilities will be opened up to the market, regardless of where events are taking place.
Steve Bisenius, VP, Regional Sales Engineering at SES, said VideoMX1’s OU Flex is unique in that it enables event organizers to distribute content from anywhere in the world in a short turnaround time. BCE’s StudioTalk solution complements OU Flex by simplifying video production, a benefit that will be welcomed by event organizers around the world.