Clear-Com technology has effectively changed the way remote production is delivered in Australia by creating cost efficiencies and scalability. For instance, the company has worked with system technology integrator Elevate Broadcast to produce the Australian Professional League (APL) football programming for the Sydney-headquartered Global Advance, one of the most diverse production companies in Australia.
The Global Advance team utilises a Clear-Com communications system comprised of Eclipse HX Digital Matrix and FreeSpeak II Digital Wireless Intercom, supplemented by the Agent-IC Mobile App to produce the APL’s A-League men’s and women’s soccer programming for Australian commercial television network “Network 10” and the subscription video-on-demand (VoD) service, Paramount +.
Dennis Breckenridge, CTO of Global Advance, said, “When we came into this project, we were looking to take the way remote production and outside broadcast was done even further.
“We harnessed 2110 IP connectivity, and endeavoured to drive economies of scale and operational efficiencies, saving our customers significant money, and offering as good if not better levels of coverage than they were used to receiving.”
Notably, the system was originally commissioned and produced in Singapore in 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, allowing the Global Advance team to produce the broadcast fully remotely from nearly 4,000 miles away. Today, while the system and production crew are based out of Sydney, they are still able to accomplish remote production successfully.
Breckenridge added, “The quality of the Clear-Com system speaks for itself. Our setup delivers exceptional system performance and high capacity for expansion to meet our constantly changing production demands.
“Communication is such a core part of these types of remote applications. Working with the Clear-Com team was more than just a technology decision for Global Advance; it was a relationship decision.”