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As it gains momentum with new management, Red Bee Media has revealed its role in setting up a ‘unique’ remote production and connectivity set-up at the 2018 CEV DELA Volleyball European Championships in the Netherlands.
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Working on behalf of FabriQ Media Group and TIG Sports, and co-ordinated with Riedel and United, Red Bee Media provided managed connectivity, remote production and teleport services for eight days from 15-22 July at four different temporarily built venues: Apeldoorn, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague.

FabriQ Media Group and TIG Sports had a vision to bring all the four venues together in one streamlined production that could be managed remotely on site. Red Bee Media provided connectivity services and remote production for the whole event and made sure that every angle of the action was broadcast and streamed to the viewers.

The event was connected through a Red Bee Media Global WAN and managed from a central master control room located in Hilversum, with outside broadcast teams managing operations onsite. This complex setup involved up to 11 HD cameras per location, 10 Gbit/s circuits throughout the network and a total of 40 HD-SDI outputs in The Hague.

Each location had 9-11 HD cameras, including slow-motion functionality to capture all the action. A multiple HD transmission from The Hague to Apeldoorn, Rotterdam and Utrecht was used for big screens and by the camera crew onsite. The connectivity services also included uplinks for multiple feeds used for satellite distribution and signals to Dutch public broadcaster NOS.

“We wanted a solution that could connect the whole event and all the locations into one seamless setup,” explained Tim Verhulsdonck, founding and managing partner, FabriQ, Media Group. “With our idea and Red Bee Media’s solid service capabilities, we created a world class event experience. The cooperation throughout the event was frictionless and inspired us to plan for future projects with remote production.

“This is a gamechanger for capturing live sport events with an innovative way of working and we are happy that FabriQ and TIG Sports chose us to deliver on their vision,” added Bastiaan Brink, head of media management and distribution, Red Bee Media, the Netherlands. “We are proud to say that we have created a highly efficient and solid service offering that can deliver on the toughest demands when it comes to live events and broadcast connectivity.”