IHSE has been supporting Tencent, one of the world’s leading digital media distribution companies, in the production workflow of sports broadcasts. Tencent has recently entered a long-term partnership with FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, to use its media distribution tools at all forthcoming major global basketball events. Tencent has been using the IHSE system for two weeks for live coverage of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Championship in China.
The new broadcasting and content distribution centre built for this event in Beijing is powered by a large 288-port IHSE Draco tera KVM matrix switching system. This facility will allow production staff to manage the complex workflows involved in distributing live games, reviews and social media content to a massive user base of over 800 million viewers.
Enno Littmann, CEO of IHSE commented: “Broadcasting global sports competitions to worldwide audiences calls for extensive flexibility and new processes; not just to create linear TV programming and commentary, but to amalgamate and produce content for online and social media channels. This long-term relationship with Tencent will enable us to jointly develop new concepts and ideas and combine separate TV and online workflows together to create new solutions for this rapidly-evolving and exciting market.”
Tencent and FIBA will collaborate closely in a variety of capacities over the next nine years. Tencent will continue working on expanding the influence of international basketball and driving the industry to new heights through a range of ever-improving media products and technologies.
IHSE’s solutions for access and management of broadcast equipment are available for demonstration at IBC in Amsterdam, 13 – 17 September 2019. Stand no. 7.A09.