IBC2022 | BACK AT THE RAI AMSTERDAM

9-12 SEPTEMBER 2022

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5G Remote Production … in the middle of nowhere

5G Remote Production … in the middle of nowhere

Taking broadcast production & contribution to remote locations, enabled by a private 5G network

Champions: BBC, BT Sport, BT Media & Broadcast, RTÈ, TV2, OBS, Paramount and Warner Bros-Discovery. Academic Partner/ Champion: University of Strathclyde, Scotland 5G Centre

Following on from work in the Accelerator programme over the last two years, this breakthrough project aims to demonstrate just how portable and flexible a private 5G ‘Network in a Box’ can be for live broadcast production use cases, taking it to some truly remote global locations, as well as to the IBC show itself.  

The Challenge Objective:

The Challenge Objective:

At a high level, the key project stages toward IBC include:
  •  Architecture & workflow development, local testing of equipment – edge compute, spectrum requirements, NPN radios
  • 5G-NPN UE (camera/device) selection and integration
  • Early Semi-remote trial on LEO system (for backhaul) in remote location
  • Source suitable remote location and event, and devise demo and content
  • Track spectrum licensing processes/issues in various demo locations.
  • Develop live use case for project PoC  IBC show in September
The Aim of the POC:

The Aim of the POC:

To showcase the benefits, advantages and flexibility of an Accelerator developed private 5G network ('Network in a Box') for true untethered broadcast production in real world, geograpically remote use cases.
The Innovation:

The Innovation:

The project aims to demonstrate just how portable the “Network in a Box' is for live event(very) remote production.

Innovation will include:

  • Demonstration that the private network is country/camera/protocol agnostic.
  • Demonstrate that these 5G-NPN can be used now to support and enable production, from almost anywhere, using Low Earth Orbit Satellite for backhaul
  • Potential  edge computei to managed video streams.
  • Provide and propose outputs on how more rapid, ad-hoc or opportunistic use of spectrum might evolve particularly for Broadcast
  • Integration  spectrum monitoring support.
  • Multiple camera and remote camera use cases
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