With the successful delivery of the HSBC Women’s World Championship golf in Singapore and the Honda LPGA Thailand production as a new proof-of-concept, NEP Singapore and Asian Tour Media have registered what they call Asia’s first live-to-air remote production.
Alastair Berry, Managing Director, Asian Tour Media, explained, “We needed to have the same production solution for both Singapore and Thailand events, and so the move to remote production was an easy decision to make. We have been working very closely with NEP throughout the last 12 months on this project, so we knew the technology would work.”
Describing remote production as a “game changer”, Saeed Izadi, President of NEP Singapore and India, added, “Traditionally we used to build TV control rooms with our fly-pack where the event was happening, being a golf course, a cricket stadium, racetrack or any sporting venue.
“It has always been logistics heavy. With this mould-breaking approach, we are able to reduce the volume of broadcasting equipment at the venue tremendously, keeping the core of the system at base.”
The successful proof-of-concept also marks an “important step forward” in NEP’s strategic goal to become the worldwide leader in centralised remote production, and to deliver an expanding portfolio of cloud-based and virtualized production solutions and products, said the worldwide technical production partner.