• CANAL+ were keen to use remote production in their operations during the Cannes Film Festival 2019; broadcasting shows from “TV Festival”, managing all post-production for the CANAL+ Group in Cannes and providing all opening and closing ceremonies at the festival to international broadcasters
  • Red Bee Media facilitated and supported higher-quality workflows for 32 feed remote production with an optimized contribution network platform in order to remotely produce their coverage of the Cannes Film Festival – May 14-25, 2019 using the V-Nova P.Link equipment.
  • V-Nova P.Link, powered by PERSEUS Pro, enabled low-latency, frame-synchronized HD feeds at significantly lower bitrates compared to JPEG-2000 solutions

The solution from Red Bee Media and V-Nova, enabled CANAL+ to send higher-quality video at a reduced bandwidth and achieved feeds with frame-accurate sync. In reducing the bandwidth required for linear feeds, CANAL+ were also able to transfer edit packages between Cannes and Paris significantly faster than in previous years.

"Reliable transmissions are mandatory to properly operate remote production from Paris; latency compression is key. We delegated this part of the workflow to the V-Nova solution delivered and supported by Red Bee Media.”

Ralph Atlan Broadcast CTO, CANAL+

"Remote production is becoming increasingly important for broadcasters and media companies in order to provide high-quality coverage of live events. Through the solution we deployed together with V-Nova, we were able to provide CANAL+ with a more efficient and higher-quality remote production workflow and we are proud of having taken part in delivering this high-profile event to their audiences.”

David Travis Chief Portfolio Officer, Video Services, Red Bee Media

Red Bee Media offered on-site support to setup and commission the platform and provided 24/7 support for CANAL+ throughout the festival.

During the 11-day festival, CANAL+ distributed a total of 32 live video feeds. 20 of those feeds were delivered from the Cannes red carpet to the CANAL+ central facility in Paris, and 12 feeds were operated from Paris directly back to Cannes.

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