A live broadcast technology services company has brought to market its new “edge computing” production product, an offering it says can deliver high-quality live production tools for small and mid-size productions — regardless of locale — with a minimal onsite equipment footprint.
Introducing the MTVG Edge series from Mobile TV Group (MTVG).
“MTVG is committed to furthering and innovating live production technology,” said MTVG COO Nick Garvin. “Edge strongly favors software over hardware and runs on general purpose computers. It also favors automation over traditional operations and is married to Cloud Control for creative processes. MTVG Edge diversifies our live production offerings to reach a larger community of storytellers.”
How does it work? MTVG Edge can be operated on-site or remotely with one to four operators fulfilling the roles of technical director, replay, graphics, mixer and shader. “The only items needed on-site are cameras and the 25 inch by 25 inch MTVG Edge system,” the company says. “MTVG Edge will be offered to customers with great flexibility in terms of single use, monthly, and even annual contracts including some self-service options.”
With the creation of MTVG Edge, MTVG launched its second division to supplement MTVG Flex, its mobile unit division. The MTVG Edge division is led by Don McKinney, who brings 24 years of live broadcast experience and “flypack technology” leadership to MTVG.
McKinney formerly held the position of senior director of production operations at the Pac-12 Network.
“It has been a pleasure to add Don to the MTVG team,” Garvin said. “He hit the ground running from day one, applying his knowledge and expertise to help us bring MTVG Edge to the market. His experience with producing remote events is invaluable, saving us and our customers time and money.”
MTVG Edge is now the official broadcast solution for Major League Pickleball (MLP) events. MLP’s live events will be broadcast from around the country and can be watched live on YouTube every Tuesday.