ITV Studios Emmerdale production facility implements Exterity IPTV
Exterity, today announces that its innovative IPTV solution has been adopted by ITV Studios newly launched Emmerdale Production Centre in Leeds.
The bespoke Building IPTV set-up runs over the facility’s IP network and manages all feeds from the five new studios through two production galleries. It enables:
- production staff to simultaneously access live feeds via display screens throughout the site and individual Mac and PC desktops in offices and production suites
- cast, crew and visitors to view the studio feeds and Freeview television from 35 screens throughout the building, including in the green room, offices and restaurant
- team members to instantly see which studios are in record mode
- production staff to overlay text on each feed, highlighting episode and scene information as well as additional information such as which cast members are due on set.
“The planning and build of our new facility has given us a great opportunity to review and overhaul the ways in which we use technology in our production process,” says Nick Sanders, Technical Manager (Continuing Drama) ITV. “A show such as Emmerdale, which now airs 312 episodes a year, is operationally a huge undertaking and the incorporation of new digital technologies and processes is enabling the whole team to work more efficiently than has ever been possible in the past.”
Colin Farquhar, CEO, Exterity adds; “Building IPTV technology helps organisations to use their existing IP network to harness and maximise their use of internal and external video and TV content. As such, ITV Studios is now using the same network that furnishes access to business applications, email, internet and IP phone to also distribute live camera feeds throughout its new facility. In a fast-moving industry where access to video content is everything, efficiency and reliability cannot be optional.”