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Proximus, SiA, Lawo, NEP Belgium and Videohouse announce the successful launch of IP Remote production technology for live Proximus Football League in Belgium

This is the first time the technology is deployed on such a scale for a football competition in Belgium.

SiA, the production company of the Proximus group, selected LAWO’s solution to deliver its IP Remote production infrastructure. To realize the project SiA, Proximus, LAWO, NEP Belgium and Videhouse established a joint ‘dream team’.

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With Proximus delivering the best network, LAWO the IP Remote technology, SIA’s TV facilities and NEP Belgium & Videohouse the expertise on the field.

Massimo D’Amario, Managing Director of Skynet iMotion Activities: “We are incredibly proud of the fantastic achievement of the joint team. 2 months from start to live is just amazing. IP Remote production technology, is an example of how Proximus and SiA leverage innovative technologies to better serve Proximus customers. The technology enables Proximus and SiA to optimize the full production cycle of the live games.  It also provides higher value productions thanks to a higher utilization of fixed assets and synergies in production crews. We are proud of what we have achieved for the Proximus League and are looking to extend it to the Jupiler Pro League, Belgium’s first division football competition.”

Timo Koch, Managing Director of NEP Belgium: “NEP Belgium is proud to be the long-term partner of SiA / Proximus to deliver this new technology for the coverage of the Proximus Football League. IP Remote production definitely will be the future of broadcasting in a certain production segment. As the worldwide leader in sports production, NEP supports its clients in whichever format is appropriate for their specific production. In partnership with Lawo, we deploy the best technology to deliver these football matches.“

Dirk Theunis, Managing Director of Videohouse Belgium: “Remote production gives a lot of new opportunities for broadcasters. It is challenging in many ways: technically the most important ones are the reliable IP-connection, encoding with the lowest delay and a well-designed communication system between the local crew in the control room and the remote crew in the stadium. To solve all these issues we – NEP and Videohouse – teamed up with Proximus and Lawo. The experienced crew did the rest…“

 

With the use of Lawo’s sophisticated and future-proof Remote IP technology, Belgium Telecom Provider Proximus starts broadcasting all games of the Proximus League, Belgium’s 2nd Football League. Started in August all football matches are transmitted live using the Lawo infrastructure. The setup comprises three flight cases that travel around the country to connect all cameras, microphones and commentary boxes in the stadia and Remote IP Production infrastructure in two MCRs in Brussels. They are capable of producing two matches simultaneously in two languages. With the combination of several V__remote4 that connect to the stadiums, Lawo Nova73 audio routers and the use of Lawo’s powerful VSM Broadcast Control and Monitoring System, Proximus produces high-class content with the most advanced and flexible IP Remote Production setup in Belgium. With this installation Lawo once again proves that with their IP innovations tomorrow’s visions can already be realized today.

To ensure fail-safe operation in a live production situation the IP Remote Production setup makes use of a combination of the latest network, IP and control innovations from Lawo. The two MCRs in Brussels and the flight cases located in the stadia interconnect via a network connection provided by Proximus. The control and the management of the complete IP-based production infrastructure is secured by the VSM System.

Each of the MCRs owns two V__remote4 to interconnect to the football stadiums which totals 4 V__remote4. Every MCR can be connected to any football stadium using VSM panels. VSM takes care of all the video and audio routing inside the MCR and setting up audio and video streams between Brussels and the stadia. The SDI signals from all V__remote4 in Brussels are connected to the video router whereas the MADI signals from the V__remote4 are connected to the Nova73 audio router, installed in Brussels. At the other end the three flight cases consist of two V__remote4, connected to a cisco switch in the case and three A__line Audio-to-IP interfaces. The camera streams between the stage boxes and the MCR are sent using J2K. With each flight case eight camera streams sent to Brussels, two returns are received, 32 audio channels are sent to the MCR and 16 audio channels are received from Brussels. Lawo’s VSM Broadcast Control and Monitoring System controls all devices both in Brussels and in the flight cases, among them: two Lawo mc256 audio console, a Miranda multiviewer system, Kahuna vision mixers and all V__remote4 as well as A__line boxes in the flight case.

In order handle the amount of content Proximus provides 1GB network connections in every stadium with QoS. Locally in Brussels these network connections are received with a main and backup 10GB trunk between the “Stadium” network chain and the switches in the MCR.

The VSM System takes over a very important role in this setup. The VSM not only controls the respective hardware in use but also controls the streams and bandwidth. The whole system is configured as “auto recover”, which means that every time a flight case is connected to the network and to the studio certain parameters are being set automatically. Whenever units are lost in the MCR in Brussels e.g. A/V routing automatically swapped in the router’s client to keep the connection through other devices and using other streams. Using the “auto recover” mode within the network setting up the flight cases and connecting them to the MCR becomes easy and fast. Another important result of using this method is to provide a failsafe connection and stream distribution.

 

About Lawo

Lawo designs and manufactures pioneering network, control, audio and video technology for broadcast and post production, as well as live performance and theatrical applications. Products include control and monitoring systems, digital audio mixing consoles, routers, video processing tools as well as solutions for IP-based A/V infrastructures and routing systems. All products are developed in Germany and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany. For additional information, please visit the company online at www.lawo.com.

 

About Proximus

Proximus (Euronext Brussels: PROX) is the leading provider of telephony, internet, television and network-based ICT services in Belgium.  Through its Proximus and Scarlet brands. Proximus’ aim is to deliver the best customer experience and to simplify the customer journey by offering accessible and easy-to-use solutions to the residential, enterprise and public markets. Proximus’ high-quality interconnected fixed and mobile networks offer access anywhere and anytime to digital services and data, as well as to a broad offering of multimedia content. Proximus is active in Luxembourg through its affiliates Telindus Luxembourg and Tango and in the Netherlands through Telindus Netherlands. Its subsidiary BICS offers best-in-class international wholesale solutions for voice and mobile data service providers worldwide. At the end of 2015, Proximus had around 14,000 employees and generated an underlying Group revenue of EUR 5,994 million.

More information about Proximus: www.proximus.com  and www.proximus.be

 

About NEP

NEP provides the technology and know-how to enable clients to produce the worlds’ biggest live and broadcast events around the globe. The company is the leading worldwide provider of outsourced production solutions offering technical services for remote production, studio production, video display, host broadcasting, post production, smart asset / media management, multi-screen delivery and end-to-end OTT solutions. NEP’s team of more than 2,000 employees is driven by passion and a focus on technical innovation, and together they have supported productions in over 65 countries on all seven continents. NEP is headquartered in the United States and has operations in 16 counties and the ability to service clients worldwide.

www.nepinc.com

www.nepgroup.com/belgium

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About Videohouse

Videohouse is the only full service provider in Belgium offering the full range of audiovisual and multimedia facilities, both nationally and internationally. Combining over 30 years of experience, a passion for the profession and a high degree of flexibility makes us the ideal partner for broadcasters, producers and business. Videohouse is part of Euro Media Group, leading player in the European broadcast facilities market, with a presence in more than 7 countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom).

www.videohouse.be

www.euromediagroup.com

Olympics 2016

Olympische Spelen RIO 2016

Met enige trots melden wij dat NEP Belgium tijdens de Olympische spelen 2016 zal instaan voor de Opening – en Closing ceremonies te Rio.

Eveneens de disciplines in het legendarische Maracana Stadium zullen we voor onze rekening nemen.

Red Devils

Make us Proud!

TOUSENFRANCE !

Euro 2016

Organisatie EK Voetbal selecteert twaalf Belgische bedrijven

Agoria: “Ons land scoort internationaal met sporttechnologie”

Ons land is tijdens het komende Europees Kampioenschap Voetbal in Frankrijk met twaalf bedrijven vertegenwoordigd, zo laat technologiefederatie Agoria weten. De twaalf geselecteerden voor Euro 2016 zijn Deltacast, Desso, EVS, NEP Belgium, PRG, Saey, Simplex Arena, Stageco, Super Color, Tractebel, WNM en Wollux. Marc Lambotte, CEO van Agoria:

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“Ons land scoort internationaal met zijn sporttechnologie en is een echte vaste waarde op internationale sportevents.” De geselecteerde bedrijven waren zowel betrokken in de conceptuele fase van nieuwe stadions, de verbouwing van bestaande stadions of de inrichting van fanzones.

De hoop op sportief succes van de selectie van Marc Wilmots is groot, maar ook de Belgische bijdrage aan de organisatie van het tornooi zal niet onopgemerkt voorbij gaan. “Met onze Sports Technology Club, waarmee we Belgische technologiebedrijven promoten bij de organisatiecomités van grote sportevents, vaardigen we een sterk twaalftal af,” zegt Lambotte. “De leden van de Sports Technology Club van Agoria zijn er de voorbije jaren in geslaagd samen globale oplossingen aan te bieden aan organisatoren van grote sportevenementen.  Dit maakt deze club uniek in zijn soort.”

Agoria en zijn lidbedrijven waren reeds in een vroeg stadium actief om contacten te leggen en te onderhouden met het organisatiecomité en het ‘Comité des villes’. In de afgelopen jaren werden verschillende missies naar Franse steden en infosessies voor Belgische bedrijven georganiseerd. Ook de uitwisseling van informatie en netwerkcontacten tussen de lidbedrijven zelf waren erg belangrijk.

De namen in de selectie:

Voor de structurele en technische revisie van de stadions van Lyon en Nice werd beroep gedaan op Tractebel.  Voor de ‘lasercut steel tubes’, die gebruikt werden in de stadions van Nice en Bordeaux, werd de gespecialiseerde firma Saey uit Heule ingeschakeld.

Simplex Arena kon dan weer de zitjes leveren voor de stadions van Toulouse (full aluminium tip-up seats) en Parijs (new business seats), maar één van de paradepaardjes wordt zonder meer de aanleg van het hybride grasveld in de Stade de France van Parijs waar onze Rode Duivels op 10 juli hopelijk de finale zullen betwisten.  Deze eer viel het bedrijf Desso uit Dendermonde te beurt.

Mediatechnologie is ook een domein waar onze Belgische bedrijven sinds jaar en dag vaste waarden zijn op grote sportevenementen.  Met bedrijven zoals EVS (vertraagde beelden technologie/Fan Experience), Deltacast (grafische visualisatie), WNM (ter beschikkingstelling Sound Engineers voor broadcast International feed in 6 stadions) en tenslotte NEP Belgium, het vroegere Outside Broadcast, uit Rotselaar dat voor de UEFA de technische dienstverlening voor de TV-uitzendingen van alle wedstrijden verzorgt die in de stadions van Lille en Lens plaatsvinden. NEP Belgium is ter plaatse met 4 grote regiewagens, een 100-tal camera’s en een crew van ongeveer 55 mensen.

Ook voor de fanzones bieden Belgische technologiebedrijven uitstekende oplossingen.  Zo verzorgt het bedrijf PRG, naast de hospitalitytechnologie voor verschillende stadions, ook de ‘public viewing’ faciliteiten voor de grootste fanzone ‘Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel’ in Parijs.  Stageco staat dan weer in voor de ondersteunende schermstructuur. Tenslotte zijn er nog de bedrijven in de visuele communicatie Wollux (Event Flags, Tifo’s,…) en Super Color (media campagnes voor de Event Sponsors).

KOTK2016

Kom Op Tegen Kanker 2016

Elke dag krijgen 107 Vlamingen te horen dat ze kanker hebben.

Kom samen met ons op tegen kanker en voor hoop.

Hoop op een toekomst zonder kanker.

Startshow op donderdag 5 mei 2016 te Mol

Slotshow op zondag 8 mei 2016 Grote Markt Mechelen

#NEPKOTK

 

IP-Remote

NEP Belgium captures by IP Remote

 

NEP Belgium successfully produced a soccer-game using IP-REMOTE

28 March 2016 – Rotselaar

During the U21 qualifier game Belgium and Montenegro, NEP Belgium successfully tested their IPRemote setup in collaboration with Belgian broadcaster Proximus.

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The setup consisted of 4 dedicated cameras and 7 microphones around the pitch of OHL (Leuven). All these signals were sent over a 1 Gbit line to the production room at Proximus. The central production team, being the director, an EVS-operator, a vision- and a sound engineer produced the game entirely remote, as if they were sitting in an OB Truck on site. In the stadium, a commentator & interviewer watched the match on their monitors and commented the game, as they do in the classic setup.

The whole team noticed no latencies or any real issues in this way of producing.

NEP Belgium used technology by Lawo and was very happy with the outcome, both from a technical, as well as from a productional point of view. This is a very promising way of producing certain games in the future.

Thanks to Skynet iMotion Activities, a subsidiary of Proximus and the whole NEP Belgium-team for all their efforts and to Lawo helping building this setup.

 

NEP Belgium

Outside Broadcast > NEP Belgium

Na ruim 27 jaar vervangen we vandaag onze naam “Outside Broadcast NV” door onze internationale groepsnaam, en gaat ons bedrijf verder als “NEP Belgium NV”. Ons nieuw logo voegen we hierbij.

Sinds april 2015 behoren wij tot het internationale netwerk van de NEP groep. Nu willen we de samenwerking met onze Europese collega’s in Duitsland, Nederland, Zwitserland, Zweden, Noorwegen, Finland en UK ook via onze gezamenlijke naam benadrukken. Wij zullen meer en meer als een team optreden en elkaars expertise inschakelen om onze klanten nog beter te kunnen bedienen.         Read more…

 

 

Onze studio’s in Londerzeel worden omgedoopt tot “NEP Studio’s”, andere interne merknamen zoals Mediasense en Ears verdwijnen. De volledige bedrijfsactiviteit komt onder een bedrijf en naam, zijnde NEP Belgium NV.

Voor u, onze huidige klant of partner, verandert er weinig of niets. U zal logo’s op regiewagens, kledij en briefwisseling zien veranderen, maar u kan nog steeds terecht bij dezelfde mensen, voor dezelfde faciliteiten en hoogwaardige dienstverlening zoals u ze al 27 jaar van ons gewoon bent. Door onze sterkere internationale positie en groter arsenaal aan faciliteiten, diensten en nieuwe technologieën, willen wij u nog beter van dienst zijn bij uw volgende projecten. Onze e-mail adressen veranderen tevens van “outside-broadcast.be” naar “nepgroup.com, maar uiteraard blijven de oude nog een hele tijd werken.

Wij zijn alvast heel enthousiast over deze stap in de levensloop van ons bedrijf. Aarzel niet ons te contacteren bij vragen over deze verandering, wij staan u zoals steeds graag te woord.

Sven Nijs

Merci SVEN!

In een uitverkocht Antwerps Sportpaleis zijn zaterdag zowat 18.000 mensen opgedaagd voor het eerste van twee afscheidsfeesten voor Sven Nys. De topveldrijder werd er in de bloemetjes gezet door zijn voltallige entourage, maar verzorgde ook zelf mee de show door samen met zijn gewezen concurrenten deel te nemen aan enkele spectaculaire wielerproeven.

#mercisven

 

IP Remote Production

Proximus, SiA, Lawo, NEP Belgium and Videohouse announce the successful launch of IP Remote production technology for live Proximus Football League in Belgium

This is the first time the technology is deployed on such a scale for a football competition in Belgium.

SiA, the production company of the Proximus group, selected LAWO’s solution to deliver its IP Remote production infrastructure. To realize the project SiA, Proximus, LAWO, NEP Belgium and Videhouse established a joint ‘dream team’.

Lees meer

 

With Proximus delivering the best network, LAWO the IP Remote technology, SIA’s TV facilities and NEP Belgium & Videohouse the expertise on the field.

Massimo D’Amario, Managing Director of Skynet iMotion Activities: “We are incredibly proud of the fantastic achievement of the joint team. 2 months from start to live is just amazing. IP Remote production technology, is an example of how Proximus and SiA leverage innovative technologies to better serve Proximus customers. The technology enables Proximus and SiA to optimize the full production cycle of the live games.  It also provides higher value productions thanks to a higher utilization of fixed assets and synergies in production crews. We are proud of what we have achieved for the Proximus League and are looking to extend it to the Jupiler Pro League, Belgium’s first division football competition.”

Timo Koch, Managing Director of NEP Belgium: “NEP Belgium is proud to be the long-term partner of SiA / Proximus to deliver this new technology for the coverage of the Proximus Football League. IP Remote production definitely will be the future of broadcasting in a certain production segment. As the worldwide leader in sports production, NEP supports its clients in whichever format is appropriate for their specific production. In partnership with Lawo, we deploy the best technology to deliver these football matches.“

Dirk Theunis, Managing Director of Videohouse Belgium: “Remote production gives a lot of new opportunities for broadcasters. It is challenging in many ways: technically the most important ones are the reliable IP-connection, encoding with the lowest delay and a well-designed communication system between the local crew in the control room and the remote crew in the stadium. To solve all these issues we – NEP and Videohouse – teamed up with Proximus and Lawo. The experienced crew did the rest…“

 

With the use of Lawo’s sophisticated and future-proof Remote IP technology, Belgium Telecom Provider Proximus starts broadcasting all games of the Proximus League, Belgium’s 2nd Football League. Started in August all football matches are transmitted live using the Lawo infrastructure. The setup comprises three flight cases that travel around the country to connect all cameras, microphones and commentary boxes in the stadia and Remote IP Production infrastructure in two MCRs in Brussels. They are capable of producing two matches simultaneously in two languages. With the combination of several V__remote4 that connect to the stadiums, Lawo Nova73 audio routers and the use of Lawo’s powerful VSM Broadcast Control and Monitoring System, Proximus produces high-class content with the most advanced and flexible IP Remote Production setup in Belgium. With this installation Lawo once again proves that with their IP innovations tomorrow’s visions can already be realized today.

To ensure fail-safe operation in a live production situation the IP Remote Production setup makes use of a combination of the latest network, IP and control innovations from Lawo. The two MCRs in Brussels and the flight cases located in the stadia interconnect via a network connection provided by Proximus. The control and the management of the complete IP-based production infrastructure is secured by the VSM System.

Each of the MCRs owns two V__remote4 to interconnect to the football stadiums which totals 4 V__remote4. Every MCR can be connected to any football stadium using VSM panels. VSM takes care of all the video and audio routing inside the MCR and setting up audio and video streams between Brussels and the stadia. The SDI signals from all V__remote4 in Brussels are connected to the video router whereas the MADI signals from the V__remote4 are connected to the Nova73 audio router, installed in Brussels. At the other end the three flight cases consist of two V__remote4, connected to a cisco switch in the case and three A__line Audio-to-IP interfaces. The camera streams between the stage boxes and the MCR are sent using J2K. With each flight case eight camera streams sent to Brussels, two returns are received, 32 audio channels are sent to the MCR and 16 audio channels are received from Brussels. Lawo’s VSM Broadcast Control and Monitoring System controls all devices both in Brussels and in the flight cases, among them: two Lawo mc256 audio console, a Miranda multiviewer system, Kahuna vision mixers and all V__remote4 as well as A__line boxes in the flight case.

In order handle the amount of content Proximus provides 1GB network connections in every stadium with QoS. Locally in Brussels these network connections are received with a main and backup 10GB trunk between the “Stadium” network chain and the switches in the MCR.

The VSM System takes over a very important role in this setup. The VSM not only controls the respective hardware in use but also controls the streams and bandwidth. The whole system is configured as “auto recover”, which means that every time a flight case is connected to the network and to the studio certain parameters are being set automatically. Whenever units are lost in the MCR in Brussels e.g. A/V routing automatically swapped in the router’s client to keep the connection through other devices and using other streams. Using the “auto recover” mode within the network setting up the flight cases and connecting them to the MCR becomes easy and fast. Another important result of using this method is to provide a failsafe connection and stream distribution.

 

About Lawo

Lawo designs and manufactures pioneering network, control, audio and video technology for broadcast and post production, as well as live performance and theatrical applications. Products include control and monitoring systems, digital audio mixing consoles, routers, video processing tools as well as solutions for IP-based A/V infrastructures and routing systems. All products are developed in Germany and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany. For additional information, please visit the company online at www.lawo.com.

 

About Proximus

Proximus (Euronext Brussels: PROX) is the leading provider of telephony, internet, television and network-based ICT services in Belgium.  Through its Proximus and Scarlet brands. Proximus’ aim is to deliver the best customer experience and to simplify the customer journey by offering accessible and easy-to-use solutions to the residential, enterprise and public markets. Proximus’ high-quality interconnected fixed and mobile networks offer access anywhere and anytime to digital services and data, as well as to a broad offering of multimedia content. Proximus is active in Luxembourg through its affiliates Telindus Luxembourg and Tango and in the Netherlands through Telindus Netherlands. Its subsidiary BICS offers best-in-class international wholesale solutions for voice and mobile data service providers worldwide. At the end of 2015, Proximus had around 14,000 employees and generated an underlying Group revenue of EUR 5,994 million.

More information about Proximus: www.proximus.com  and www.proximus.be

 

About NEP

NEP provides the technology and know-how to enable clients to produce the worlds’ biggest live and broadcast events around the globe. The company is the leading worldwide provider of outsourced production solutions offering technical services for remote production, studio production, video display, host broadcasting, post production, smart asset / media management, multi-screen delivery and end-to-end OTT solutions. NEP’s team of more than 2,000 employees is driven by passion and a focus on technical innovation, and together they have supported productions in over 65 countries on all seven continents. NEP is headquartered in the United States and has operations in 16 counties and the ability to service clients worldwide.

www.nepinc.com

www.nepgroup.com/belgium

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About Videohouse

Videohouse is the only full service provider in Belgium offering the full range of audiovisual and multimedia facilities, both nationally and internationally. Combining over 30 years of experience, a passion for the profession and a high degree of flexibility makes us the ideal partner for broadcasters, producers and business. Videohouse is part of Euro Media Group, leading player in the European broadcast facilities market, with a presence in more than 7 countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom).

www.videohouse.be

www.euromediagroup.com

Olympics 2016

Olympische Spelen RIO 2016

Met enige trots melden wij dat NEP Belgium tijdens de Olympische spelen 2016 zal instaan voor de Opening – en Closing ceremonies te Rio.

Eveneens de disciplines in het legendarische Maracana Stadium zullen we voor onze rekening nemen.

Red Devils

Make us Proud!

TOUSENFRANCE !

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