Salford TV facility, dock10, is to build a new ‘top spec’ broadcast network designed to handle UHD HDR work to link its facilities.
Connected to the 200Gbps network will be the facility’s ten television studios and their galleries, more than fifty post production suites, ingest, control rooms and the data centre. The network is being developed around the future demands of 4K UHD/HDR and VR/AR workflows.
The new network comprises of two interlinked elements with a Control LAN monitoring and managing studio and gallery equipment in real time, while a Production LAN is dedicated to supporting 4K file-based content workflows. Dock10 says the entirely new architecture being deployed is both inherently scalable and future proofed “to comfortably manage the projected increases in data traffic as well as the continued growth of dock10 itself.”
To deal with concerns around cyber security, the broadcast network is a dedicated standalone network, used exclusively for broadcast content, and it has the latest cyber security safeguards.
Dock 10 says that with the new network, a UHD television show captured in dock10’s studios can be made instantly available for editing and then sent directly for transmission from post production. Similarly, the new network allows 4K contributions for live shows to be edited in dock10’s post production and be available immediately for live playout, allowing changes to be made right up to transmission.
Mark Senior, CEO at dock10, said: “At dock10 we are passionate about delivering the highest possible standards, and alongside developing our amazing team of talent we are committed to a continual investment in new technology and infrastructure to better support our customers. Across The Studios and Post Production, this new broadcast network powerfully connects together our core technology in a way that will confidently meet the future demands of television production.”
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