Powering Low Latency Remote Production with 5G
5G is causing radical shifts in the way we produce live broadcasts.
You know it, we know it, broadcast professionals know it.
In fact, our 2022 survey of broadcast professionals indicates 68% of respondents agree that 5G will change the way live content is produced. From lower latency to better bandwidth, this rapidly evolving architecture opens up massive opportunities for live sports and events broadcasting, especially remote production.
Read our white paper for insights on the current state of 5G, mobile production trends, and the impact this technology could have on your remote broadcast capabilities.
Headed in the 5G Direction
It’s undeniable that the adoption of 5G and live broadcast production over mobile networks has been on a steady rise with major industry players including Telefonica and TV2 Denmark already leveraging our line of 5G-enabled video transmitters and mobile encoders including the Haivision Pro and Haivision Air for their live contribution needs.
Requirements that affect adoption such as security and reliability are among the many that we address in our white paper, alongside the many advances we’re seeing in mobile IP production, such as cloud architectures and private 5G networks.
Before we dive into the details within the white paper, let’s first answer the main question: Why rely on 5G?
More Capacity, Better Coverage: The Benefits of 5G
These days, our viewers demand a high-quality viewing experience. This not only means that 4K UHD and HDR coverage is more common these days, it also means that ultra-low latency is critical, even (or especially) for scenarios where real-time viewing is an integral aspect of production, such as live sports broadcasting.
From our white paper:
5G is more than just a simple improvement on 4G — it’s a radical new departure for mobile data networking and computing. 5G New Radio technology, with its much wider range of frequencies including mmWave, offers better connectivity to many more devices, dramatically lower latency, and huge amounts of bandwidth.
5G is more than just a simple improvement on 4G — it’s a radical new departure for mobile data networking and computing.
5G New Radio technology, with its much wider range of frequencies including mmWave, offers better connectivity to many more devices, dramatically lower latency, and huge amounts of bandwidth.
In order to achieve a reliable, high-quality broadcast in situations such as live sporting events, engineers need to be able to support multiple 4:2:2 10-bit video streams in HD and 4K simultaneously. This is where broadcast contribution over 5G networks is beneficial and why mobile broadcast workflows rely on the up-and-coming technology to achieve the best viewing experience possible.
Luckily, mobile video encoding and transmitting technology continues to evolve to offer more dependability, making the decision to switch to more efficient and flexible remote production over mobile IP networks far easier.
High Bandwidth and Low Latency 5G Services for Broadcasters
Among the widespread benefits for consumers and CSP providers, benefits of 5G specific to broadcasters can be realized through network slicing. While we go into more detail in our white paper, a quick summary of network slicing in the context of 5G boasts the same benefits of using a private IP network while doing away with the fixed costs and physical limitations associated with those older means of broadcasting. Not to mention, 5G network slices will become as readily available and accessible as internet services but with greater reliability and lower latency.
Within the pages of this white paper is where we dig deeper into exactly what 5G is, its key features and deployment stages, and why it’s the way of the future for remote production. If you haven’t already adopted 5G in your live remote production, this guide is for you.