EditShare, Nemeton TV Team Up for Rugby World Cup

EditShare, a technology company that specializes in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, announced at the IBC 2011 exhibition that Nemeton TV, Ireland’s largest production company, has purchased EditShare’s integrated production and playout technology – Geevs multichannel ingest and Flow production asset management; tiered storage with high-performance XStream Series and Ark archiving – to produce 2011 Rugby World Cup programming.

Commissioned by TG4, Ireland’s National Broadcaster to capture the World Cup games, Nemeton TV has built a state-of-the-art HD production studio around the EditShare tapeless workflow.

“The Rugby World Cup games command an audience of just over 4 billon viewers. Only the Olympics, Football World Cup and European Football Championships have higher viewer ratings. With this level of popularity, the production gear we use to capture, produce, and broadcast coverage must be as rugged as the game itself,” said Irial Mac Murchu, Managing Director, Nemeton TV. “Our positive experience with EditShare combined with their knowledge and technical capabilities to manage sports workflow from ingest to archive, integrating important components such as NLEs and Vision Mixers, gave us high confidence to equip our purpose-built studio with EditShare end-to-end.”

Spearheading the installation is EditShare Premiere System Integrator Eurotek. “This was an extremely challenging and exciting project with a fast turnaround time for the complete studio build and the workflow design,” Kevin Moore, Eurotek. “We knew when working with EditShare that we could rely on them to build the complete collaboration solution.”

“EditShare offers integration across the board – with our own products and industry standard production and broadcast equipment,” Tara Montford, managing director, EditShare. This is critical to support fast productions such as sports. With metadata and content shared across the workflow, production teams can turn around game plays faster than ever before. For Nemeton TV, they need seamless integration from the satellite truck to the Vision Mixer to the editing workgroup. This is where EditShare shines.”