The DPP has today published the first report in its Going Live & Remote series, entitled Live Remote Production. Drawing on the input of 60 subject matter experts from across the industry, the research solves a fundamental problem facing producers: the fact that there is no agreed definition of remote production.
The report defines, for the first time anywhere, five architectural models for producing live content, and was enabled by lead sponsor Atos, expert sponsor Ross Video, and contributing sponsors Kiswe, and Telstra.
By focussing on foundational technology and workflow components, the models are applicable to content as diverse as sports, news, esports, entertainment, and corporate events.
“When talking to industry professionals about remote production, it quickly became painfully clear that terminology is a key problem, so we started by addressing that.” says DPP CTO, Rowan de Pomerai. “And it’s remarkable what that unlocks. By defining the production models, we were then able to examine the benefits of each, and see clearly which will be dominant in the coming years.”
The report enables DPP member companies not just to understand the state of the art, but also to anticipate which models best suit their present and future needs. It assesses each production model against factors such as:
- Content and creative opportunities
- Bandwidth and latency sensitivities
- Cost and risk management
“Our expert contributors provided insight into both the challenges and opportunities unlocked by different live remote production architectures,” adds de Pomerai. “They also shared their plans for the future. While 2020 saw a dramatic rise in Distributed production, we predict that Centralised and Cloud production will dominate in the longer term.”
DPP members can download the Live Remote Production report here - where they will also be able view the associated webcast, featuring representatives from BBC, Sky, Promod Esports, Jackshoot, Atos, and Ross Video, taking place on 8 April.
Live Remote Production forms part of the larger Going Live & Remote series, shedding light on the evolution of live content and its production. The next report in the series will be The Business of Live, to be released in June.
To find out more or to get involved with this work, please contact:
Rowan de Pomerai