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Aiming to enhance its global broadcast infrastructure and scale-up its global production output, live and on-demand sports streaming service DAZN has unveiled what it calls a state-of-the-art virtual production facility.

DAZN Virtual Production 18Sep2019The facility, powered by NEP’s production platform, will offer a range of production resources including live logging, editing, commentary and graphic design accessible remotely from any location around the world, all housed in a virtual environment.

The first hub will open in Madrid with 12 virtual production suites, enabling DAZN to produce more localised content around its premium sports rights that it holds in Spain, including MotoGP, Premier League and Euroleague Basketball.

“At DAZN, digital disruption is at the heart of everything we do. The ability to operate in an agile and scalable virtual environment means we can get our content localised and out to market across multiple regions much more quickly,” explained DAZN Group chief operations officer Neil Colligan.

“It also enables us to tap into shared resources in whatever configuration is required to fulfil our programming needs. It can take up to nine months to launch a physical production facility in a new territory, but with this technology, we can get remote production offices up and running at a speed that can match our rapid pace of growth.”

The Spanish virtual production facility is the latest after it opened a development centre in Amsterdam in 2018. DAZN’s broadcast centre in the UK, which opened earlier in 2019, is next to be connected to the virtual production environment. The technology will later be rolled out across additional DAZN offices, enabling teams to access virtualised production from anywhere with internet connectivity.