NESN (New England Sports Network) has partnered with Game Creek Video for remote broadcast capabilities centered on the C-Cast Xplore remote content access tool from EVS, provider of live video production systems. The solution will be used to enhance NESN’s coverage of Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins games and for its nightly news show NESN Sports Today.
“C-Cast Xplore has opened up entirely new coverage possibilities for NESN,” said Dan Brokowski. senior manager, technology and production operations. “Our production team’s ability to remotely tap directly into the server network, instantly access any camera feed and transfer footage is a tremendous advantage, both for its efficiency and for delivering an enhanced viewing experience, including ultra-fast highlights.”
Added NESN’s VP of Engineering Dave Dresochers: “The additional camera angles now available to us are very valuable to our pre- and post-game coverage. That coupled with an interface that’s very intuitive and easy to use have had a direct impact on the kind of programming we’re able to create.”
Based on EVS’ C-Cast connected content platform, C-Cast Xplore is a web-browsing interface that gives authorized users remote access to EVS XT3 live production servers for content editing, re-packaging and archiving. Access to live camera content and expedited delivery of alternative camera angles are achieved without disrupting the ongoing live production.
In addition to reducing the number of onsite production personnel, C-Cast Xplore gives production teams unprecedented capability to work remotely and enhance content on the fly.
“For the kind of high-quality live production services we provide, C-Cast Xplore could be an industry game changer,” said Jason Taubman, vice president design and new technology, Game Creek Video. “This is one of our first applications of this tool and so far it’s exceeded our expectations.”