They do use IP for the feeds from a lot of their bureaus, I think the ones from Singapore and DC are a mixture of fibre and IP (which of course is ultimately over fibre too).
However, if they couldn't route the lines to air/to a studio, then they would probably have the same issue getting some sort of LiveU or Dejero (both are used by the BBC) to air as they couldn't route anything at all. They could presumably have set up a LiveU decoder on its own interface, but could they do anything with it?
Probably the one thing they could do with the and take the preview from the control panel using a dedicated Web PC - the quality may not be great but they’d get reports. Or I assume if this was a long lasting problem they could physically take the output from each Bureau into a LiveU or Dejero and physically place receiver to the rack (or if the CAR holds equipment for ever studio a long HD-SDI cable) and connect it to the the studios router. Depending on the type of server they can output four SDI feeds, however I’ve never seen BBC use anything more than a two way live shot.
Like I said the bureaus probably have significant internet connectivity so they could easily handle multiple CNG devices. If there’s not enough bandwidth they using all the cellular cards in addition to the office connectivity. . Here in the US more and more stations are using CNG their liveshots (even when they are working out of a ENG truck that can transmit using their own frequency for free*) in well populated areas with several other stations using the same networks and as many modems as they do next to them**. However I have never seen anything less than HD quality and sub second latency with cross talks.
*One LA station (I believe KTTV the Fox Owned station) was crippled when the Dejero software controller went down for an hour for some users. Several photographers had to call in master control and be instructed how to dial in a live shot even when they are working out of ENG truck.
**Many stations during breaking news situations will use CNG when they first arrive on scene. Once they are off many will set up their ENG trucks.
: How are packages from the field or bureaus handled when they arrive to NBH. Are they connected to a single server where the RAVENS dedicated to each studio could play them out? Or are all the RAVENS (love the name as I am Baltimore Ravens fan) pooled and be routed to each studio using BNCS? If they’re routed using BNCS but connected to the normal computer network (which I assume the packages would be so they could be edited) the dedicated on air PC could hot roll it.
Last edited by Rkolsen on 24 November 2018 8:02am
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.