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NAB Show 2023
Section Meeting

Hong Kong Section New Era of IP Live Production

Date: 30 April 2021
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. HKT
Language: English & Cantonese

Topic: New Era of IP Live Production - Facility Management Systems & Network Architecture and Traffic Control

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IP brings the opportunity to harmonize local and long-distance media networks around a single technology – so-called IP LAN/WAN (local and wide area network) convergence. This means that it becomes much easier to share equipment, studios and control rooms, and even production staff, across locations – bringing new savings and greater production flexibility than could be possible with existing technology. This is the opportunity broadcasters need to seize.

To do this, broadcasters need to consider carefully how they design and architect their IP infrastructure. If they focus on the products, prioritizing features and cost before anything else, broadcasters may find themselves ‘locked out’ of the real potential that can be delivered through IP networks and find their IP network unable to cope with growth and changing needs. Some early movers to IP in the facilities are already finding this out.

The objective of this presentation is to provide an idea to broadcasters about how to get their network architecture and control right. The presentation will introduce the advantages of network architectures commonly in use, including star-networks and spine-leaf networks, as well as the differences between automated routing and software defined (SDN) control, and evaluates the best options for broadcast production networks.


Part I: Facility Management Systems - Ultimate customizability on recourse & Simple Operation for Complex Work (SONY)
Part II: Network Architecture and Traffic Control- Automatically routed IP networks vs. SDN (NEVION)

Guest Speakers
Mr. Homer Ho,          Nevion Asia Pte. Ltd.
Homer Ho is the Sale Director of Nevion, where he promotes video over IP technology and Nevion solution in countries like Korea, Taiwan and Asean. In the last 30 years, Homer worked in various positions in the industry from engineering, marketing to sales. Before joining Nevion, Homer spent years in System Integrator who covers the Greater China Region with focus on promoting Rich Media solutions such as video over IP.

Mr. Tomas Chen,            Sony Corporation of HK Ltd.
With over 15 years’ experience in the broadcast industry. Tomas spent 13 years in business development and solution consultation for both HD migrations, 4K systems in Taiwan. The most remarkable projects include 1st 4K IP Studio project and 1st 4K IP OB Van in Taiwan.
In 2018, Tomas was transferred to Hong Kong and worked with Sony regional team to support APAC business development. Currently, his major focus is IP Live Technology deployment in the region as well as product manager for Production Switcher.