Dancing on Ice spins to NEP Connect for remote production | Infrastructure | News | Rapid TV News
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Just as the popular competition’s run ended, Dancing on Ice producer ITV Studios Entertainment has revealed that it installed a permanent media fibre connectivity from NEP Connect to meet essential technical requirements.
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The show was produced in a purpose-built, semi-permanent studio space and production infrastructure at Bovingdon Airfield, a former airfield south of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The 10-week show culminated in an exciting finale last night.

NEP Connect installed a 1GB Anylive fibre to serve as the main connectivity hub with a satellite truck serving as a backup. The connectivity was established in close cooperation with the host OB company Telegenic, to ensure live connectivity for the show every Sunday. A high-speed managed link was established from the Bovingdon facility allowing a tailored workflow to ITV Studios’ specific post-production requirements for efficient and secure remote ingest.

An additional Anylive hub which was installed, managed and monitored by NEP Connect provided permanent internet broadband for onsite Wi-Fi for production and the OB crew via a 10GB Anylive pipe. Telephony, corporate internet, security CCTV, comms, 4-wire talkback and connectivity for the crucial public vote team were also provided.

“The economic benefits of remote production are readily apparent, but the exciting part - the creative production possibilities - are only beginning to be explored and appear to be almost endless,” said NEP Connect’s managing director David Meynell. “Anylive’s ring network topology ensures that services are always provided by the most efficient route, which eliminate a major step – and potential point of failure – in live production.”