Sky News uses Singular.live and easylive.io cloud solutions to create news channel in nine days

Sky News has created a news broadcast channel from nowhere using cloud solutions from Singular.live and easylive.io. Singular.live provides cloud-based technology for live graphic overlays and easylive.io is cloud-based streaming production studio. Sky News’ channel will cover Derek Chauvin’s trial, for the George Floyd murder case.

In one week, it went from concept to launching the channel using a complete cloud-based workflow. easylive.io enabled the ingestion of multiple live sources, including the addition of remote commentators for live commentary . Singular.live matched the main Sky News channel’s on-screen branding and graphics. As easylive.io and Singular.live have been partners for several years, the platforms already worked together intuitively.  There was no need for any additional studio space or production staff.

“It was a very quick turnaround, from inception to going live in a matter of days, without any real difficulty”, said Richard Pattison, Manager of News Technology, Sky News. “Sky News had the ability to easily mix everything in real-time in the cloud, so it could easily and rapidly deliver broadcast-grade live feeds – without the need for extra resources”, commented Philippe Laurent, CEO and Co-founder, easylive.io.

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