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EBU, VRT and co: world’s first IP studio at IBC 2015

Technological first also shortlisted for IABM prize

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Belgian public broadcasting company VRT have unveiled the LiveIP Project, a multi-vendor system integration to showcase IP-based live broadcast production.

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. It uses state-of-the-art IT-centric hardware and software to enable broadcasters to produce programmes quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.

A scaled down version of the studio will be shown as a proof-of-concept demonstration on the EBU stand (10.F20) at this year’s IBC Show in Amsterdam from 11 to 15 September 2015.

The multi-phase LiveIP Project is part of Sandbox+, an international joint platform for collaborative innovation put together by VRT, EBU and iMinds.

Industry technology partners participating in the project include 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 project has been declared a finalist in the “special recognition” category of the IABM Design & Innovation Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a reception and ceremony at IBC on Saturday, 12 September. The awards cast a spotlight on new solutions and products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry.

(Pic: © VRT Sandbox 2015)