In Episode 4 of Switched On Thinking we welcome Kat Hayes, Senior Network Engineer, from Hawk-Eye who joins NETGEAR’s Business Development and Technical Manager Kieran Purdie and host Neil C. Hughes as they explore the many challenges associated with fast-paced, live OTT sports broadcasting, where network switch performance and stability are absolutely crucial.
Hawk-Eye is a leading innovator in sports technology and is perhaps best-known as the broadcast tool used to analyse decisions in cricket. However, Hawk-Eye has now become an integral part of over twenty sports and every year covers 20,000 games or events across 500+ stadiums in over 90 countries, ranging from tennis to Iranian volleyball.
Neil, Kat and Kieran talk about the challenges of keeping data flowing in this rapidly evolving OTT broadcast environment, no matter whether the event is held in a world-class stadium, or a remote location where internet connectivity is a constant struggle.
“Hawk-Eye is the most sophisticated vision processing system in broadcasting, and it demands a robust, high-performance networking solution to ensure that critical moments are never missed,” said Kieran Purdie. “As a global company, NETGEAR has resources in almost every country, which allows us to rapidly test and adapt to the evolving challenges that Hawk-Eye Innovations faces.”
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