The Switch Opens Remote Production Facility in California
The Switch, a platform for the production and global transmission of live video, expanded its The Switch At-Home service with the launch of an additional at-home/remote production facility in Burbank, California. The investment is designed to meet rising demand for live content, driven primarily by sports events. Broadcasters and rights holders can now leverage The Switch’s production capabilities and network reach to capture, edit, and package more live event content. Last year, Eutelsat partnered with The Switch to deliver a satellite and fiber video contribution network. Additionally, The Switch CEO Keith Buckley outlined plans for international expansion earlier this year.
The Switch’s expanded Burbank facility is designed to cope with the growing demand for live content production and provides a single platform for delivering multiple live productions, either simultaneously or as a standalone, from any location. The expanded service leverages The Switch’s transmission network or satellite links to deliver raw (ISO) feeds, audio, and equipment control to the Burbank Remote Control Room.
“By providing the facility and the talent we are freeing customers to focus on their core business – the content,” says George Lopez, The Switch’s Senior Vice President of Operations. “At our extended Burbank at-home facility, we can help broadcasters, rights holders and content creators move towards a smarter economic model that allows a flexible approach to live production. This ensures they can quickly scale up or down to meet the needs of a Super Bowl, a basketball game, a global awards show or an esports tournament.”