Working with Nexion, we helped deliver all the action at this year’s World Relay Championships in Japan, transporting HD content across 16,000km using our incredible Distributed Production Network (DPN).
The DPN revolutionises live sport – it’s an end-to-end IP network which has been custom built for the media industry.
The DPN enables professional media customers to produce live broadcasts at a distance from the actual event by sending multiple raw camera feeds, audio and equipment control signals over the network back to centralised production hubs.
Such true remote production removes the need for onsite production facilities and provides secure links between sports venues and production hubs on a bespoke network.
We’ve already tested the incredible power of the DPN in Australia. The use of the DPN in Japan represents the first real-world application of the technology outside of Australia. Remote production over long distances requires a network that has the special characteristics of high bandwidth, low latency, low jitter and low wander, which the Telstra DPN delivers in Australia and now internationally.
For the World Relay Championships, in partnership with Nexion, we helped transport 30 HD live camera and graphics feeds from the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama to Tokyo, then onwards to a production hub in Sydney. These signals travelled from Japan at an incredible 10Gbps speed via the DPN, delivering crisp, high-resolution footage of the event from every angle using ultra-low-latency compression tech.
This use of our technology in Japan represents an exciting development for us. After a successful Telstra DPN trial from the NEP Andrews Hub Sydney to Los Angeles last year, we were looking for an opportunity to use the Telstra DPN and the NEP Andrews Hub to produce an international sports event. ITN’s broadcast of the World Relay Championships was the perfect two-day event to debut the Telstra DPN outside of Australia at cable distances of 16,000 kilometers return trip.
The successful remote production of the ITN broadcast at the NEP Andrews Hub in Sydney opens a world of future international possibilities. It demonstrates that even across huge distances there is now a viable alternative to production facilities onsite at a venue.
We’re excited to work with broadcasters and sporting bodies on future events utilizing the Telstra DPN.
An earlier version of this article appeared on Telstra Exchange.