Since 1983, China has held a popular Spring Festival that is broadcast live across CCTV – China’s main news and media agency. The Spring Festival celebrates Chinese culture and tradition through the visual arts. It has come to symbolize and represent change, progress and innovation in Chinese society.
From the beginning, CCTV has explored different formats and types of shows, as well as different types of media to best present the festival. In November 2016, during NAB Shanghai, CCTV and NewTek developed a partnership that opened the way for new types of shows – and a new level of excitement – for the Spring Festival.
For the 2018 show, this was achieved using a NewTek TriCaster® TC1, NC1 Studio I/O Module, and by utilizing NewTek NDI® to establish an IP workflow. NewTek NDI is a royalty free bi-directional IP technology for transport of video, audio, metadata and communications over standard networks.
The built-in, one-click, streaming-in-real-time function greatly simplified the live workflow. Meanwhile, switching to NDI as a network communications platform meant a reduction in cabling and complicated configurations across various environments such as OB vans, small studios, and broadcast control rooms. Further, NDI allowed for new media to be used in the multi-angle live production..read more