Fox Sports and NEP Australia sign new six-year deal

The deal will allow for remote production of Fox Sports’ tier one sports

Fox Sports and NEP Australia have extended their longterm relationship with a new six-year deal.

Set to be the most technically advanced facilities of their kind in the world on this scale, two new NEP-developed hubs in Sydney and Melbourne will enable multiple, concurrent outside broadcasts (OBs).

The hubs will allow for remote production of Fox Sports’ tier one sports. This means cameras and microphones will be located at the venue, with the majority of the production team based at the hubs.

Central control facilities will accommodate up to six simultaneous events, connecting with venues via NEP’s new high capacity/low latency countrywide fibre network. Moving away from traditional cables, each hub will be designed around industry-leading IP infrastructure.

Lower operational costs and greater efficiencies through a reduction in staff time spent on the road, combined with central and inter-hub resource sharing across everything from equipment through to disaster recovery capabilities, will also flow from the new hub model.

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