‘All companies involved have ventured into new paths and workflows’

Germany - In August 2023, Dyn Media launched as a new broadcaster in European sports, aimed at giving sports beyond football exposure and viewership. The broadcaster is taking new approaches in the production of its content. NEP Germany was contracted as the production service provider to develop a remote production infrastructure. The technical concept, signal workflows, and process operations were also created in collaboration with Dyn. Broadcast Solutions served as the system integrator responsible for implementation.

The core of the entire infrastructure's audio workflow is a comprehensive system solution from DirectOut Technologies, featuring several of its multifunctional rodigy.MP, .MC, and .MX units. With a total of one Prodigy.MX, 20 Prodigy.MP, and 12 Prodigy.MC, this project represents the largest Prodigy installation for DirectOut to date.

Additionally, a variety of other audio solutions from DirectOut are in use, such as Andiamo and Exbox.MD. To realise complex and completely novel requirements and enable integration with other manufacturers, DirectOut developed and adapted new functions and interfaces.

Michael Lindermeir, head of audio at NEP Germany, comments, "The successful implementation was made possible by the excellent cooperation of all companies involved. Their experience, coupled with a great deal of enthusiasm and high motivation, made it possible to achieve the seemingly impossible by the Dyn launch date, leading this project to success.

“In our conceptual approach, the decision to use the Prodigy series was made due to its alignment with our requirements: integrating several decentralised mixing consoles with freely configurable DSP functions within an ST 2110 audio network; configuring and controlling all existing audio devices from multiple workstations using common software.

“The fact that several of the currently available control protocols are integrated into the Prodigy devices also contributed to achieving all our workflow goals. Simultaneously, we were able to independently develop and programme the standalone advancement of the cross-manufacturer control of all devices in the installation."

The heart of the installation is a central hub at NEP in Munich with a central equipment room, two control rooms, and the Network Operations Center (NOC). The other part of the technology is located at Dyn in Cologne, with four control rooms and commentator positions. The seamless integration of the venues is achieved via an MPLS connection from Riedel to Munich and Cologne. Dyn in Cologne has access to all resources in Munich and can remotely control them. Technicians and editors can also access the technology in the Venue Kits.

With Dyn Media's remote production infrastructure, all companies involved have ventured into new paths and workflows.

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