C8’s “It’s Only TV” Goes Live Even in Confinement

Case study
Reality Show

After the announcement of the national lock down in France, the C8’s live TV talk show It’s Only TV (known in France as Touche pas à mon poste ! or simply TPMP) decided to maintain the 3-hour show in a different way: always live but from the presenter’s home to the delight of fans.

Therefore, C8 (from Canal+ Group) relies on AVIWEST to utilize a new and secured remote live video production workflow.

Customer Challenges

As TPMP is one of the most popular French talk show, it was essential for C8 to maintain the daily show and keep the audience engagement even in the current critical conditions. Therefore, C8 moved its TV studio set directly at the popular Presenter Cyril Hanouna’s home. The main challenge was to secure their live transmission from a flat and over a consumer network (general use internet access). By using a non-professional internet network, the risk was to lose the connection and the live video feed. A robust but easy-to-deploy remote production workflow has been designed for this project.

Our solution

Double The Transmission Workflow While Keeping It Simple

C8 deploys 2 PRO transmitters units: one PRO3 for the main stream and one PRO1 for the backup. The main live video transmission has been set up with high network constraints for the best H.265/HEVC video quality.
The PRO3 set up is the following: CBR (Constant Bit Rate), 0,5 s latency and 10 Mbps. And in any case of the public network outage, the PRO1 takes over the live transmission at 1,2 s latency at 5 Mbps., ensuring the live broadcast and the video quality.

 

The Best Solution

The PRO3 Series supports the best state-of-the-art H.265/HEVC and H.264/AVC hardware encoder by offering premium video quality with less data usage, and low end-to-end latency. Leveraging our double Emmy Awarded SST protocol, the PRO3 Series transmits live and recorded video over multiple IP networks making the unit the perfect solution for newsgathering, sports and live event coverage from anywhere.


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