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Published on 2 Sep 2022

Choose your winning field with infrastructure for remote production

A new season is always an exciting time, but it also can be a bit scary. No matter what game you’re playing, everything has to be thought out, starting with selecting your teams, through all the staff surrounding them. Overall, there’s one goal: keep being victorious in whatever game you’re playing by building your winning ecosystem.

So, how do you make sure you will win next season?

Remote production is the first element to consider when playing a game. Even if you jumped into this using whatever you could find, to ensure you are the greatest, you still need to know how to be the best player on this field. We’re sharing with you some elements to keep in mind while using remote production solutions in order to be one step ahead of the competition.

Above all, you should ask what’s pushing us all more and more to adopt it. Remote production workflows have seen impressive growth, influenced mainly by the pandemic. Even though we have been a little forced into this somewhat new way of working, we’ve learned that adopting remote production solutions has great multiple benefits.


One fundamental: meet the demand through emerging technologies

When it comes to customers’ needs, the issue constantly confronting us is that we need to stay relevant to them. Content – and, more particularly, the sheer volume – becomes a considerable challenge. Remote production allows you to create content more easily and in larger quantity and greater variety. There are so many challenges but also significant opportunities you can take advantage of by knowing the full value of your content. Consider your audience’s diversity and hugely varying interests that can be satisfied by providing far more unique and targeted content.

Though having content is good, let’s not forget that it needs to actually be delivered to viewers. That’s where connectivity comes in; this is key to expanding your coverage and delivering all your content in the best way. Emerging technologies have allowed us (especially customers) to get all the content we need whenever we want. So, you have to beat the competition by providing bespoke customer offerings, expanding your coverage. Globecast’s solutions can push your remote production forward with our hyper-connectivity and decentralized solutions. Flexibility has a key role in our solutions and Globecast is here to help facilitate your remote productions. Our clients benefit from bespoke programming via their local remote studios and production systems and can prepare their customized ready-to-broadcast feed. In this way, you can absolutely make the content feel local, provide your audience the best-in-class content even if you’re not onsite. Of course, it’s not only about quantity; customers are looking for the highest quality, too, so the use of the latest technologies is crucial. All our activities are driven by the desire to provide the best quality service, and that hasn’t changed in 2022. The availability of 5G and its predicted large-scale use will play a huge role in transforming live content. We’re now rising to the challenge of taking advantage of 5G: acheiving the highest quality the fastest way in every location we can. As an innovator, Globecast has taken on this challenge with great success during the Grand Raid race in October 2021.

Finally, our industry is being challenged to innovate as customers are becoming more demanding and versatile in the way they access content. Using the newest technologies is essential in delivering the best quality as easily as possible. This is why cloud-based remote production has a considerable role to play and ensuring you stay ahead of the game. Cloud-based technologies allow us to work remotely in a multitude of ways via the inherent flexibility its use allows. Using the cloud for live production is gaining momentum, which is fully justified by that flexibility, reduced latency, workflow decentralization and new technical and creative possibilities. Setting up a cloud-based live production is positioning yourself at the forefront. It allows broadcasters, streaming services and rights-holders to take video feeds from anywhere and simultaneously deliver them to multiple places. Globecast has acquired and developed infrastructures and operational models and also has extensive experience in virtualization and the cloud to best support our customers in their digital transformation. Thanks to our wide range of hybrid or full cloud solutions, we enable you to integrate your remote production into the cloud from beginning to end. Of course, the cloud is not only about empowering your technologies but it is also about being a cost-effective alternative.


Take advantage of innovation to sustain your business

Live productions have traditionally been known for their high costs and the associated need for significant human and technical resources. As previously stated, cost saving is one of the driving forces behind remote production technologies: “Organisations report that the remote production model has reduced production costs between 40 and 70 percent.” according to the IABM

Indeed, the transition to remote production for your live content appears inevitable now to make your company fit for the future and be able to produce content far more efficiently. With Globecast, you eliminate the need to send dedicated production teams to different locations, avoiding technology, travel and personnel costs thanks to its international presence and fully decentralised solutions.

Moreover, remote technologies contribute to a better work/life balance. This is not to mention the pandemic, which has absolutely changed the way many of us go about our everyday lives. Covid gave rise to a work-from-home movement and many working professionals  re-evaluated their work-life balance during this time. From a business perspective, the move to remote working implies a reduction in trading costs alongside productivity gains. In addition, customers find more free time available for their personal activities: “According to the Nielsen Remote Worker Consumer survey, 25% of adults added a streaming video service in the past three months” (Forbes)

Now, are you still asking yourself what could push you to move to a remote production model? As we have seen, the move into remote facilities has accelerated, and a variety of services have been launched. Customers will have enhanced solutions to choose from. Thus, the upcoming challenges will become bigger and bigger.

It’s also worth noting that working remotely positively influences how we collaborate and improve our technologies with increasing partnerships. That’s why we must adopt a more futuristic vision by shaping integrated solutions and rely on true collaborations with trusted partners. As an example, we have enhanced our winning ecosystem strategy by offering global partnerships with production companies and studio suppliers.

We expect an even greater evolution in remote production facilities over the next few years, so keep an eye on what’s coming next.


“Sometimes the connectivity part can become quite complicated and quite difficult. That’s where our expertise is key and we rise to the occasion, and that’s what we want to provide to the market.”
Liz McParland
Commercial Director, Contribution Services (Globecast UK)

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Globecast acts as your facilitator to feel like a winner during any game. Become agile on every field, as if you were playing at home, even when you are the visiting team. We provide facilities to support your remote production thanks to our committed team of experts worldwide.

Now that you have seen how to move into the next season, you’re ready to play with remote production. However, there are still some other elements to consider to build your whole winning ecosystem because having the best team without any training means nothing. You need to provide your team with the best training ecosystem. That’s where our media supply chain comes into the picture: full features and full flexibility to get the maximum potential from each team member.