The Production Centre, London

Our flexible Production Centre in London offers full live production, whether on-site or as part of a hybrid remote configuration. A robust and agile broadcast facility that has fully redundant technical power for services to continue unaffected in the event of a local power loss.

Ideal for fast turnaround rolling highlights edit for broadcast or digital, live streams, in-match clips for social and digital, as well as crafted highlights, along with features and traditional post-production. Robustly designed for delivery of live sport, it is equally capable of providing broadcast facilities for live events and other fast turnaround programming genres.

We also have multiple VO booths for off tube commentary services with dedicated mixing facilities for any language, multiple HD galleries, with dedicated positions for production, graphics and replay, Avid Media Composer edit suites with full broadcast quality monitoring for edit and additional feeds, graphic design and operations with dedicated spaces for production staff all with dedicated production talkback.

To top it off, we have our own four camera HD studio for studio wrap around programming as well as extensive connectivity options for feed contribution, distribution and live streaming. 

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We offer a flexible television production solution for multi-platform delivery using robust file-based workflows and plenty of live capacity. Our facilities include a multi-camera HD studio, fully networked EVS XT servers, IPDirector production asset management and Avid Interplay integration, as well as multiple HD production galleries and a state-of-the-art digital asset management system and service.

To create a comfortable and familiar environment for your team, our technology team will work with you to help define and deliver your production workflows and cater for your specific needs. We also provide as much technical support as you need, allowing you to focus on content creation. Should you wish to complete your production under the one roof, we have editing facilities and expert staff available to look after your post-production and delivery requirements. 

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All our facilities benefit from multiple, fully networked control rooms underpinned by our robust and agile broadcast core, coupled with extensive fibre and satellite connectivity. Mains power is fully resilient and backed up by area-specific UPS systems and supported by back-up generators, which means the facility is tier 1 broadcast ready and your production will be unaffected by a mains outage.

We carry a talented and dedicated team of staff producers, engineers and technicians who work across the full range of output. Put simply, our people know their stuff – from designing and managing complex technical workflows, to creating and delivering compelling broadcast content. 

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All our galleries are HD capable and connected to our robust broadcast core, meaning monitoring feeds, primary sources and audio is all easily routable to wherever it needs to go. We have several gallery options available from smaller rooms for the less complex shows, to larger multi-tier galleries for larger productions. All galleries have dedicated operator positions for vision mixer/directors, sound supervisor, graphics operations and replay. 

All galleries and key positions have dedicated production talkback and monitoring as well as direct dial phones.

All EVS replay servers are fully networked to our EVS Media core enabling seamless movement of media across the facility for fast turnaround workflows.

We also have a dedicated EVS replay area for de-centralised replay operations, as well as dedicated monitoring and logging facilities. 

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All our Avid Media Composer suites are HD capable, with dedicated broadcast quality monitoring for both edit operations and additional incoming feeds. Designed with fast turnaround workflows in mind, we can cater the facilities to the job ensuring you have access to all you need to produce your programme.

All of systems are connected to our Media core and underpinned by enterprise level Avid NEXIS storage and Interplay PAM and full Avid/EVS integration for edit while capture and send to playback workflows.

All suites have dedicated production talkback for full communications to internal and external production operations.

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Our audio facilities include multiple commentary booths, all connected to our broadcast core for easy signal routing. All of these can feed edit suites, galleries or work independently as off-tube facilities, with control from our central audio control room enabling efficient audio workflows.

We also have a dedicated Avid ProTools audio suite for audio finishing, with a separate and dedicated VO booth and ADR trap. This integrates into the edit estate creating enabling efficient post-production workflows for audio finishing.

If additional ProTools capacity is required, we have additional systems that can be configured and setup to be operated in one of our galleries.

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Our centrally managed digital archive management system allows clients and their partners to simultaneously search, view and commercialise footage in any format from any location. This fully serviced model is operated by our Digital Archive team and supported by our professional broadcast IT staff. This provides a cost-effective solution that can be scaled up as your digital archive requirements grow with several options around how ingest and metadata logging is added.

Clients who prefer this outsourced solution include The FA, Tottenham Hotspur, Pitch International and the International Hockey Federation.  

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Our Master Control Room has extensive connectivity options with dedicated Ku band antennas and downlink facilities for feed contribution.

Our fibre partners include, HD Facility Lines to BT Tower, global connectivity via the EBU FiNE network and direct connectivity to NEP Connect AnyLive, Globecast and CenturyLink VyVx.

We can also offer bespoke solutions via LiveU, Tier 1 Internet and our own UK network to our core London PoPs and via our NetInsight Nimbra solution, for both linear and digital distribution.

We also are equipped to handle live streaming and VOD deliveries direct to any CDN/OVP partners using both Signiant and Aspera file acceleration technology.

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