France.tv Paris 2024 1 year count down talkshow using TVU Remote Production solution, Starlink and 5G

France.tv Unveils Hyper-Mobile Broadcasting at Paris 2024 1-Year Countdown

"We were searching for a more flexible approach to live story coverage to rapidly overcome accessibility challenges and reduce our carbon footprint." stated Skander Ben Attia, Engineering Director, France Televisions.

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France.tv Paris 2024 1 year count down talkshow using TVU Remote Production, cloud production, mix-minus, starlink

PARIS, FRANCE – August 22, 2023 – French national public television broadcaster, France Televisions, and TVU Networks, a pioneer in cloud-based workflow solutions for live content creation and distribution, are jointly working to transition to the cloud the French broadcaster’s content production workflow from story capture to production to distribution.

The new workflow utilizes TVU’s cloud solutions for production, remote collaboration, and IFB, intercom and mix-minus management, the TVU RPS One for synchronized multi-camera live content capture, and 5G networks plus two Starlink Maritime units for transmission and data aggregation.

Paris 2024 Cloud Production REMI - Live broadcast from Boat - reduced carbon footprint by France.tv and TVU

“We were searching for a more flexible approach to live story coverage which would allow us to rapidly overcome accessibility challenges often encountered by our field crews. At the same time, we wanted a solution that also helped us meet a very important objective of reducing our carbon footprint” stated Skander Ben Attia, Engineering Director, France Televisions.

“TVU provided us with a smaller, less hardware reliant, and more versatile technology solution that created the foundation for hyper-mobile broadcasting. We no longer need to rely heavily on traditional extensive and complex infrastructure for news capture while also becoming much faster to go live and more carbon friendly.”

Paris 2024 Remote Production REMI and Cloud Production - Talkshow - Live broadcast with France.tv

“We are very excited about the results we are seeing from our hyper-mobile initiative with TVU. We have been able to produce high quality multi-camera live events or breaking news from any location despite challenging circumstances – hardware failures, an entire system down, war zones or deserted areas,” said Romuald Rat, TechLab Director at France Télévisions.

“With only batteries and cameras in hand and powered by the latest generation of 5G with Starlink and TVU bonded cellular transmission equipment, the reporting team has the tools it needs to rapidly conduct a live newscast anywhere in the world and cover stories from any angle – traditional and new.”

Paris 2024 Remote Production REMI and Cloud Production - Talkshow - Live broadcast from boat with France.tv

On July 26th, France Televisions utilized hyper-mobile broadcasting for their Paris 2024 1-year countdown talk show. In total, they produced nearly four hours of live content – three hours continuously on the ‘franceinfo’ news channel and a half hour on the ‘Paris Idf’ regional news journal, and also streamed live on Twitch.

The multi-location and multi-camera event took place in Paris aboard a moving boat with limited space. A five-camera setup involved four cameras positioned on the boats and one camera mounted on a motorcycle following the action along the Seine River. In addition, two more live broadcasts were taking place in separate locations in Paris and Ukraine. All were done using the TVU RPS One and TVU One transmitters. The seven live feeds were seamlessly synchronized in TVU Producer‘s cloud production platform, with zero execution delay.

The broadcaster used two Starlink Maritime systems and the 5G network to help counteract the challenges of cellular bandwidth on the moving boats.

The TVU RPS One backpack transmitter with 5G modems was used to transmit synchronized signals from multiple cameras to the TVU remote cloud production platform, aggregating 5G and Starlink connectivity.

A motorcycle on land was also equipped with a TVU One 5G transmitter for capturing additional footage.

The TVU Producer cloud-based platform served as the backbone of the production, facilitating seamless collaboration among the team members with much of the production done remotely from a France Television studio.

In addition, camera feeds were transmitted as a redundancy to both the TVU Producer cloud platform and the studio, providing automatic backup in case of unforeseen circumstances and ensuring uninterrupted broadcasting.

“The live show on July 26th performed flawlessly,” stated Romuald Rat. “Beyond the benefits of enhanced storytelling and flexibility, lies also the important savings made on the technology cost, with the TVU Transmitters powered by Starlink and 5G, combined with the seamless integration of cloud components in the production process, we estimate that we can easily achieve savings of at least 30%, allowing us to produce a lot more content as well as content we could simply not get access to.”

Added Oliver Martinez, Director of News Production at France Télévisions,” These savings bring back to the table many productions that were discarded due to high cost or lack of resources. By reducing the onsite requirements of bigger productions and achieving cost savings in travel and set up times, we can leverage the use of internal teams for covering more events and more content for very demanding viewers.”

TVU Networks will be demonstrating the TVU RPS One and its complete portfolio of cloud and IP-based solutions for video production at IBC 2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands in Hall 5, Stand C82 between September 15th to 18th. For more information, visit TVU at https://info.tvunetworks.com/ibc-2023.

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