NEP Connect Leverages Net Insight for Extension of Soccer Stadium Media Network

NEP Connect has selected Net Insight’s media transport solutions for a new live sports contribution network in the UK.

NEP Connect, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, is a provider of global critical connectivity services. The company is extending their Nimbra-based contribution network, called Anylive, throughout the UK from Premier League stadiums to now include all 72 English Football League (EFL) venues. NEP Connect’s Anylive network now covers the top four football divisions in England and also connects major sports, music, and entertainment venues including Wembley and The O2.

The Anylive media network is based on Net Insight’s Nimbra MSR platform, which is placed at all stadiums for assured transmission with 100% Quality of Service. In the Championship League, the new Media Acceleration Module is used to provide high-quality low-latency JPEG2000 encoding for Remote Production. And at some stadiums, the MSR is combined with Nimbra VA for MPEG4 encoding. NEP Connect will also deploy the new terabit capacity Nimbra 1060 at the core of its network. The robust, high bandwidth Anylive connectivity at the 72 venues will bring live coverage to millions of viewers.

“We have an excellent relationship with Net Insight at all levels in the NEP Connect business and they are a trusted partner of ours,” explained David Meynell, Managing Director, NEP Connect. “The support from Net Insight has allowed us to increase our Anylive network by a further 72 venues and enabled a phased transition to centralized production.”

“The operational efficiency and ease of use is why our customers continue to build their critical IP network expansions for the future,” says Henrik Sund, CEO, Net Insight. “It is great that we can support NEP Connect to extend their capabilities with a wide range of IP solutions.”

The order was won and delivered in Q2.

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