BBC’s The One Show Depends on EVS
Flagship BBC daily television program, The One Show, broadcast live on BBC One and BBC One HD, is using EVS’ live video production solutions to drive its live entertainment production workflow. The EVS kit sits at the heart of BBC’s purpose-built studio at BBC’s Broadcasting House headquarters in London. Dega Broadcast Systems was the systems integrator for the studio and technology build.
A live magazine program, The One Show boasts a daily average audience of four million people who tune in to watch big celebrity names discuss topical stories. As the live program airs daily, there are heavy demands placed on the BBC production team to turn around the content quickly and efficiently.
“The EVS workflow is particularly well suited to quick turnaround live entertainment productions such as ours,” said Dave Rutter, engineering manager at The One Show. “We need to be able to trust that our systems won’t let us down. Having a tried and tested solution from EVS driving our workflow gives us confidence as it’s something that our production operators are extremely comfortable with.”
The integrated EVS live entertainment solution – with a XT3 live production server at its core, three LSM remote control panels, and an IPDirector live production asset management suite – delivers ultra-reliable recording, file transfer, playout facilities and fast turnaround of live content. Importantly, it also integrates seamlessly with the BBC’s existing digital archive system Jupiter and Isilon storage solutions.
Pierre Mestrez, market solution manager entertainment at EVS, added: “The proven workflow gives The One Show’s production teams the peace of mind that is so vital for the demands of a live daily entertainment production. It also frees them up to work on more creative tasks so they can focus on enriching the quality of the programme content.”