BT Sports implements remote graphic solutions from AE Live
BT Sport is going to implement AE Live’s graphics solutions remotely from its UK office. BT is fully prepared for the start of the 2021/2022 football season, and the Studio has not implemented any new infrastructure. AE operators have been delivering match and presentation graphics for BT’s Premier League coverage from its newly built Graphics Operations Centre (GOC) based at the AE Live Campus.
The GOC is connected to the BT studio in Stratford by BT Media and Broadcast. From there, several pods; equipped with monitoring, including live camera feeds from venues, and connected talkback with the entire production crew; allow AE operators to fit into the production workflow.
AE operators are using PCs housed in the GOC, which have been installed with AE’s suite of software applications, to drive live on-air graphics on BT-owned Chyron Prime engines based in Stratford.
Dave Gill, AE’s Chief Technology Officer, commented, “we’re delighted to be working so collaboratively with BT Sport on this project, enabling us to deliver graphics remotely from our GOC. The benefits of remote production for utilisation, staff safety and welfare and, of course, sustainability are now well understood. The investment we’ve made in our flexible remote capabilities and connectivity at our AE Campus allows for a variety of different remote workflows and we succeeded in our aim for the operator to experience no discernible difference between working in the pod vs. working on-site at the OB. This project also demonstrates our capabilities across multiple render platforms, having delivered this project in CH Prime.”
“Our link with AE is a key plank of our ongoing and well established de-centralised remote production effort. AE’s tools along with those of our network of trusted partners provide us with the flexibility to bring our viewers more coverage of more events while enhancing staff well-being and creativity.” Jamie Hindhaugh, BT Sport Chief Operating Officer, said