PODCAST EPISODE

NEP SVP Technology Scott Rothenberg, BBC Studioworks CEO Andrew Moultrie and IBC Accelerator: CG Animation

The IBC Podcast

Aug 12 2020 • 51 mins


The latest episode of the IBC Podcast takes a look at the impact of coronavirus on production services, with NEP SVP technology and asset management Scott Rothenberg explaining what clients are now asking for, and why robust and fast connectivity is more important than ever. He also reveals what NEP has invested in during the pandemic.

"Some investments have been to do with conversion of control signals and video signals to IP; ways to get signals over the public internet in a reliable, fast matter. We’ve done that with a number of different vendors and we continue to look at different different options out there. We’ve also seen increased demand for small robotic cameras.”

BBC Studioworks chief executive Andrew Moultrie speaks about the impact of Covid-19 and how BBC Studioworks is helping productions get up and running after the pandemic

“Covid has provided a chance to review the supply chain and look at the approach to creating content. There’s a partnership between production companies and commissioners and facilities and operators, who all now have to work collectively in order to deliver the content in a safe way that’s Covid friendly.”

And IBC Accelerator project lead Rafi Nizam and head of Sky’s XR Technology department Matt McCartney explain how the CG animation Accelerator could make the animation process more efficient and why it is focusing on the use of extended reality tools.