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Telstra delivers World Relay Championships via DPN

Telstra has used distributed production network (DPN) to broadcast the International World Relay Championships in Japan for ITN (Independent Television News).

Telstra, along with Nexion, transported 30 HD live camera and graphics feeds from the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama to Tokyo, and then onwards to the NEP Andrews Hub in Sydney, Australia. For the first time, the signals travelled from Japan via diverse and hitless 10Gbps circuits on the Telstra DPN to Sydney, using ultra-low-latency compression technology.
The Telstra DPN is an end-to-end IP network customised for the media industry. It enables professional media customers to produce live broadcast at a distance from the actual event by sending multiple raw camera feeds, as well as audio and equipment control signals over the network back to centralised production hubs.
This has removed the need for on-site production facilities and provides secure links between sports venues and production hubs.
Andreas Eriksson, director of Telstra Broadcast Services, said: “After a successful Telstra DPN trial from the NEP Andrews Hub Sydney to Los Angeles last year, we were looking for an opportunity to use the Telstra DPN and the NEP Andrews Hub to produce an international sports event.
“ITN’s broadcast of the World Relay Championships was the perfect two-day event to debut the Telstra DPN outside of Australia at cable distances of 16,000 km return trip.
“It demonstrates that even across huge distances, there is now a viable alternative to production facilities on-site at a venue.
“We’re excited to work with broadcasters and sporting bodies on future events utilising the Telstra DPN.”
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