Aspera and EVS partner to deliver end-to-end solutions for live sports, news and entertainment production

Aspera’s fasp transfer software and EVS ingest, production and playout servers support fast turnaround for live & near-live broadcast applications

Booth 7.G11, IBC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands — September 7, 2012 —Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, and EVS, a leading provider of broadcast and media production systems have announced a technology alliance and partnership to deliver complete end-to-end solutions for fast turnaround of live sports, news and entertainment production. The combined solution leverages Aspera’s patented fasp software for high-speed transfer of content and EVS’s portfolio of ingest and production servers for live & near-live broadcast applications.

EVS, the leader in sports broadcasting with Sports360, offers a complete solution for live production covering ingest, central storage, editing, playout, post production, and archive. By integrating Aspera’s high-speed fasp transport, production no longer has to be co-located at an event. Time-critical high definition content can be transferred over a wide area network at maximum speed from the sporting venue to a remote facility for editing, and ultimately back to the studio and on to broadcasters for near-live broadcast. Complex workflows can be automated using Aspera Orchestrator web application and SDK, while Aspera’s comprehensive security ensures all content remains private and protected, and the built-in tracking and notification system alerts operators when content is available.

“Aspera’s fasp transfer software was recently combined with the EVS solution to support the UEFA LIVEX service for EURO2012 coverage”, said Johann Schreurs, general manager new media from EVS.  The production team at the International Broadcast Center relied on Aspera to transfer time-critical content from the Digital Media Lounges at each sports venue to the central facility where it was edited, transcoded and prepared for final broadcast using EVS equipment. The final output was then delivered to broadcasters worldwide using Aspera solutions running on demand in the cloud.”

“We are pleased to partner with EVS, and jointly develop and deploy new media production and distribution solutions to deliver the highest level of performance and outstanding value to broadcast customers”, said John Wastcoat, vice president technology alliances at Aspera. “Production teams not only enjoy significant cost reductions, they gain flexibility in how they deploy equipment and infrastructure, and confidence in delivering the richest content in the shortest possible timeframe creating an excellent viewer experience. 

About EVS

EVS designs leading broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting and its reliable and integrative tapeless solutions are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HD productions across the globe.

The company's dedicated systems offer a complete production platform: live slow motion (LSM), super and ultra slow motion, clips creation, fast turnaround editing, production and archive asset management, time delay, multi-camera and multi-feed recording, logging, live graphic analysis, digital transmission, multi-format ingest and play-back, second screen delivery. Main software applications like the IPDirector® or MulticamLSM® are designed to control the industry's most robust and flexible production platform, the XT series server. The world's leading broadcasters, such as NBC, BSkyB, FOX, RTBF, RTL, NHK, CANAL+, ABC, ESPN, TF1, CCTV, PBS, CBS, BBC, ZDF, Channel One, Channel7, RAI, TVE, NEP, MEDIAPRO, EUROMEDIA, BEXEL, ALFACAM and many others use EVS' solutions.

The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Approximately 400 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally. For more information, please visit www.evs.tv