Preparing your move to live-IP TV production

Production environments based on IT infrastructures is the next revolution in broadcasting.

While file-based production is already with us, Live-IP and near-live applications are just round the corner. Live-IP creates a great opportunity to increase efficiency and diversify media content and services offered to audiences, but it also constitutes a major challenge in terms of technology infrastructures, workflows and professional skills.

This Master Class is designed to help professionals in EBU Members design their own roadmap for a smooth transition to a full Live-IP production environment.

Who it’s for

  • Planning engineers, system designers and architects
  • Project managers and engineers involved in developing their broadcaster's systems
  • Professionals with either an IT or broadcast technology background

What you’ll learn

  • Rationale behind the move to a Live-IP infrastructure for TV production and assessing the pros-and-cons of Live-IP compared to traditional infrastructures
  • State of play regarding products available, existing standards and standardization efforts currently under way
  • Keys to understanding likely technology developments
  • Challenges and possible strategies for a transition to Live-IP facilities, including future training needs
  • Update on EBU Members’ Live-IP studio pilot projects and proof of concept (PoC)


Day 1: 13:00 – 18:00
Day 2: 09:00 – 16:00

Content outline

Exercise: The pitch
Module 1: Not just “SDI”
Module 2: Why move to a Live-IP infrastructure?
Module 3: What will the Live-IP world look like?
Module 4: Conceptual model – Live-IP production reference architecture
Module 5: Standards, products and market trends
Module 6: Virtualization, clouds, SDN and other future opportunities
Exercise: Hands-on on streaming
​EBU Members’ projects
Module 7: How to manage the transition to Live-IP production
Exercise: Review the pitch


Faculty member


22 - 23 Jun 2017


EBU Headquarters
L'Ancienne-Route 17A
Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneva

Registration Deadline

20 Jun 2017

Registration details


  • 1st participant: EUR 750
  • 2nd participant from same company (25% discount): EUR 562.50
  • Additional participants from same company (50% discount): EUR 375

The price includes tuition, course materials, one sandwich lunch and coffee breaks. It does not include any other meals, travel or hotel costs.

Payment and cancellation policy


Eurovision Academy do not make hotel reservations. Please contact directly the hotel of your choise.

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The Master Class has been developed in collaboration with EBU Technology & Innovation

Relevant links

Networking, learning and debating live on Live IP!

EBU Technology & Innovation experts' group: Future networked systems

Network Technology Seminar 2017
EBU, Geneva, 20 & 21 June

Next course

28 & 29 Sept, BCE, Luxembourg City

Contact detail

Hélène Rauby-Matta
Business Development Manager
+41 22 717 24 21

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