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In the action-packed world of live video production and distribution, The Switch is always on and always there – setting the industry benchmark for quality, reliability and unmatched levels of service. Our comprehensive production platform combines mobile and at-home/remote services to enable our customers to cost-effectively capture, edit and package compelling live coverage. Our transmission network connects production facilities with over 800 of the world’s largest content producers, distributors, sports and event venues; seamlessly linking rights holders, broadcasters, streaming platforms, media outlets and web services and turning on live content, anywhere in the world.
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220+ Points of Presence in 53 cities across The United States, Australia, France, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, Singapore, and The United Kingdom.

Mission: Unparalleled Quality. Unprecedented Control.

How can broadcasters and sports rights owners safely produce and deliver live games in the post-lockdown world? With man...
07/13/2020
Returning Live Sports to Air with Remote Production

How can broadcasters and sports rights owners safely produce and deliver live games in the post-lockdown world? With many leagues now looking to resume live games, being able to provide a safe environment for production crews, without compromising any quality of the broadcast, is critical.

Check out the latest article from Nicholas Castaneda, SVP Sales, in Digital Media World on the challenges and opportunities in remote production: https://bit.ly/2ZFSWxw

The Switch makes remote production facilities available to clients in Burbank (above) and New York, which now feature social distancing measures and temporary perspex walls for safety. As lockdown measures begin to ease in some parts of the world, dedicated sports fans will feel a sense of anticipat...

07/08/2020
Charles Conroy | Episode 22 | The Ultimate Gamer Podcast: All About The Game!

It was a pleasure to see our VP Gaming Charles Conroy join host Tommy Knapp on the @Ultimate Gamer Level Up! Podcast.

Discover how Charles got his start in the #esports and #gaming industry in this entertaining and knowledgable #podcast. Take a listen here: https://bit.ly/3f9UpCy

Charles Conroy is a walking encyclopedia on gaming and esports, so we were so happy we got a chance to talk to him. He is Vice President of The Switch, a pla...

With live sporting schedules slowly resuming as lockdown measures ease in many parts of the world, being able to navigat...
07/06/2020
Returning Live Sports to Air with Remote Production

With live sporting schedules slowly resuming as lockdown measures ease in many parts of the world, being able to navigate the challenges and opportunities in bringing live games back on-air is more important than ever.

Speaking with Digital Media World’s Adriene Hurst, Our SVP Sales, Nicholas Castaneda, explores why embracing innovations in production technology is more important than ever for broadcasters and sports organizations. Check out the interview here: https://bit.ly/2ZFSWxw

The Switch makes remote production facilities available to clients in Burbank above) and New York. As lockdown measures begin to ease in some parts of the world, dedicated sports fans will feel a sense of anticipation as live matches return to their screens. Nicholas Castaneda, Senior Vice President...

We are wishing all of our employees, customers and partners a very #Happy4thofJuly! We hope your days are filled with fa...
07/04/2020

We are wishing all of our employees, customers and partners a very #Happy4thofJuly! We hope your days are filled with family, friends, and lots of fireworks!

#HorseRacing is a major audience and revenue driver across the globe. With a long-standing heritage in handling time-sen...
07/01/2020
Jockey Club of Turkey signs up The Switch to distribute UK races to betting shops

#HorseRacing is a major audience and revenue driver across the globe. With a long-standing heritage in handling time-sensitive live content, we are well suited to ensure high-quality feeds are delivered seamlessly, without a hitch.

Learn more about our exciting partnership with Jockey Club of Turkey to deliver live streams from the UK’s flat racing season to betting shops across Turkey in SVG Europe: https://bit.ly/3gdwaUf

[caption id=attachment_54886 align=alignright width=450] Live from Newmarket: Racing coverage will be distributed by The Switch on behalf of The ...

We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen by Jockey Club of Turkey (TJK) to deliver live horse racing stream...
06/30/2020
The Switch delivers live international horse racing to Jockey Club of Turkey - The Switch

We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen by Jockey Club of Turkey (TJK) to deliver live horse racing streams from the UK to #Turkey. Leveraging our highly reliable video distribution network, TJK will pick up live feeds from the #BTTower via The Switch Access service, ensuring races from venues such as #Newmarket and #Ascot can be live-streamed to TJK’s 600,000 customers in the highest quality, with low latency.

Discover the full press release here: https://bit.ly/2VwaCKt

Delivers live streams from UK flat racing season to the club’s 600,000 customers New York – 00:01 ET, June 30, 2020 – The Switch, the platform for the production and global delivery of live video, has been chosen by Jockey Club of Turkey (TJK) to deliver live horse racing streams from the UK t...

We had the pleasure of making the virtual #ClassOf2020 graduation a reality earlier this year, providing critical encode...
06/25/2020
Graduate Together - The Switch

We had the pleasure of making the virtual #ClassOf2020 graduation a reality earlier this year, providing critical encode, record and playout services for DONE AND DUSTED.

Find out in our latest case study how we delivered this incredible event, supported by #BarackObama and #LebronJames, to 7.35 million viewers across the four major networks, making it the highest rated and most watched program that night: https://bit.ly/3fWahss

The Switch makes ‘Graduate Together’ a reality for Class of 2020 during lockdown Live time LeBron James Family Foundation, XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation needed to deliver seamless feeds of ‘Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020’, a mass virt...

With many parts of the world under lockdown, delivering performances from 72 musical guests to more than 60 networks in ...
06/24/2020
Global Citizen - The Switch

With many parts of the world under lockdown, delivering performances from 72 musical guests to more than 60 networks in 175 countries is no easy endeavor!

Check out the latest case study on our website, and discover how we delivered @GLBLCTZN's incredible #OneWorldTogetherAtHome concert to viewers across the world: https://bit.ly/3hWC1iv

The Switch powers delivery of One World: Together at Home Live time Organizing the first and biggest global event during the COVID-19 lockdown, Global Citizen needed the One World: Together at Home broadcast to faultlessly reach networks and channels in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pa...

We are reliving the magic of the inaugural #MLBLondonSeries, which took place one year ago today! It was a huge pleasure...
06/23/2020

We are reliving the magic of the inaugural #MLBLondonSeries, which took place one year ago today! It was a huge pleasure supporting @MLB with live production and global delivery services for the @RedSox vs. @Yankees game, as they took their rivalry across the pond for two #MLB regular season games.

Our technical crew was on-site at the #LondonStadium to ensure live feeds were delivered in high quality, with minimal latency to baseball fans all over the world.

What’s your #MLB highlight?

For all live event coverage, whether sports, news, awards, music or enterprise, the need to reduce costs and improve tim...
06/19/2020
Taking to the cloud: The Switch offers a new TV Production-as-a-Service option that broadens the reach of rights holders and enterprises - The Switch

For all live event coverage, whether sports, news, awards, music or enterprise, the need to reduce costs and improve time to market has led to growing demands for more efficient production techniques. This has led to many services embracing elements such as cloud computing, IP-based networks, remote production, and centralizing teams.

We are proud to be addressing this need with the launch of our latest production-as-a-service, cloud-based offering, MIMiC. Discover why and how we’re offering more options for content producers than ever in our blog on #cloud-based live production: https://bit.ly/3dixseT

The Switch’s Robert Szabo-Rowe outlines how a new production services offering enables more flexibility to top-tier broadcasters and fresh opportunities for other content producers The way viewers are engaging with live sports and other content is shifting rapidly. The dominance of the TV screen a...

The rise of #esports has been well documented in the media but, with the recent pandemic driving a whole new level of fa...
06/18/2020
Everything you wanted to know about esports but were afraid to ask! - The Switch

The rise of #esports has been well documented in the media but, with the recent pandemic driving a whole new level of fan engagement, its position as a network TV mainstay could arrive sooner than expected.

In our latest Vision Paper, VP Gaming Charles Conroy breaks down esports’ potential to become a true spectator sport. Check it out here: https://bit.ly/2N8s9DW

The COVID-19 pandemic has relegated live sports from the top of the podium as the most watched and lucrative part of TV schedules. At the same time, the enforced social distancing, school closures and home working has prompted audiences across all age groups to spend more time on video on demand, so...

06/17/2020
Livewired - Remote Production Insights

Lockdown is easing and we’re seeing #live sports like #NBA basketball and the English Premier League making a comeback. As more live sports return to TV screens, #remote-production will be key to ensuring broadcasts of live sporting events are produced in the safest possible way – without compromising quality. Watch our live production experts discuss what REMI is all about in a #LiveWired interview: https://bit.ly/3d82SnV

This is "Livewired - Remote Production Insights" by The Switch on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

#Esports has surged in popularity in recent months as the main viable alternative to live physical sports during the cov...
06/10/2020
Esports Can Fill COVID-19’s Live Sports TV Void

#Esports has surged in popularity in recent months as the main viable alternative to live physical sports during the covid-19 crisis. Already with a global fanbase of 450+ million, esports streaming services have witnessed unprecedented growth in viewing numbers with fans looking to fill the live-sports void.

As major broadcast networks test the waters in bringing tournaments to TV screens, could #esports now be a network TV mainstay? Our VP Gaming Charles Conroy shares his thoughts in @TVNewsCheck: https://bit.ly/2AKFaR7

The absence of major sports has left fans who enjoy the rush of live action feeling a huge void — one that has only partly been filled by rebroadcasts of classic games and The Last Dance, the acclaimed Netflix and ESPN series on the 1998 Chicago Bulls. The one live sport that has managed to […]

Elite sports are set to resume live games over the next few weeks, albeit under strict social distancing guidelines. For...
06/08/2020

Elite sports are set to resume live games over the next few weeks, albeit under strict social distancing guidelines. For broadcasters and sports producers looking to bring fans closer to the action, being able to adjust to a safe on-site workflow is a must.

Our Managing Director, Production Services, Glenn Adamo, recently spoke with Adrian Pennington for IBC365 to discuss what live production set-ups will look like post-lockdown, and the measures broadcasters and producers can take to ensure the safety of on-site production crews. Check it out here: https://bit.ly/3dHcgQM

Is #esports making its way into mainstream #TV programming? A long lockdown without live sports has seen some major netw...
06/05/2020
Esports Can Fill COVID-19’s Live Sports TV Void

Is #esports making its way into mainstream #TV programming? A long lockdown without live sports has seen some major networks turn to esports to fill the live event void, in-turn breaking historic viewing records. Looking beyond the lockdown, what does this growth mean for the esports industry? Could esports now become a viable network TV sports mainstay?

Our VP Gaming, Charles Conroy, explores the esports opportunity in an opinion piece for TVNewsCheck: https://bit.ly/2AKFaR7

The absence of major sports has left fans who enjoy the rush of live action feeling a huge void — one that has only partly been filled by rebroadcasts of classic games and The Last Dance, the acclaimed Netflix and ESPN series on the 1998 Chicago Bulls. The one live sport that has managed to […]

Social media and #livestreaming are quickly becoming popular means for #sports and #esports fans to get their live-game ...
06/04/2020
Taking to the cloud: The Switch offers a new TV Production-as-a-Service option that broadens the reach of rights holders and enterprises - The Switch

Social media and #livestreaming are quickly becoming popular means for #sports and #esports fans to get their live-game fix, engaging with their favorite team or player in a highly unique way. Yet with the number of hours of live content growing rapidly, how can live event producers ensure this content is delivered in the highest quality, across any platform?

Check out the latest #blog from our SVP Product Management, Robert Szabó-Rowe, and discover how our new #cloud-based TV #production as-a-service offering, MIMiC, enables content producers to deliver cost-effective live production support to events of all sizes: https://bit.ly/2Msi6JR

The Switch’s Robert Szabo-Rowe outlines how a new production services offering enables more flexibility to top-tier broadcasters and fresh opportunities for other content producers The way viewers are engaging with live sports and other content is shifting rapidly. The dominance of the TV screen a...

06/03/2020
Livewired - Is Technology Replacing Humans?

Is #technology replacing humans? Major breakthroughs in live production are pushing the boundaries of today’s live event experience, offering unprecedented coverage of our favorite live sports and entertainment. Yet behind the tech lies highly experienced, expert production teams.

Our #LiveWired insiders, Eric Salsman, George Lopez, Perry Eckhardt and Edward J. Delaney discuss: https://bit.ly/36VcVeA

This is "Livewired - Is Technology Replacing Humans?" by The Switch on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

As live sport makes its way back on-air, maintaining social distancing and other safety measures behind the lens and in ...
06/01/2020

As live sport makes its way back on-air, maintaining social distancing and other safety measures behind the lens and in the studio is key. Our Burbank production team were on-hand on the weekend to show how it’s done, remotely producing the major #UFCVegas #FightNight!

They produced and delivered live feeds of #GilbertDurinho’s major victory while adhering to strict health and safety measures in the studio.

UFC #UFC #production #remoteproduction #socialdistancing

In today’s multidevice, multiplatform world, sports fans are no longer tied to the TV screen when enjoying their favorit...
05/28/2020
The Switch Launches New 'MIMiC' Cloud-Based, REMI Production-as-a-Service Platform

In today’s multidevice, multiplatform world, sports fans are no longer tied to the TV screen when enjoying their favorite live events. Our newly launched live TV production-as-a-service offering, MIMiC, seamlessly delivers live content into the cloud to ensure it is ready to use across secondary digital productions and social media.

Discover how MIMiC delivers unprecedented flexibility for sports leagues and other major live event producers in Sports Video Group: https://bit.ly/36ELsxM

Today, we are delighted to launch our new #cloud-based, TV Production-as-a-Service offering, MIMiC. This is a highly uni...
05/28/2020
The Switch launches cloud-based TV Production-as-a-Service to deliver industry’s most flexible and comprehensive live production platform - The Switch

Today, we are delighted to launch our new #cloud-based, TV Production-as-a-Service offering, MIMiC. This is a highly unique, end-to-end service that delivers unprecedented flexibility and offers exciting new opportunities to producers of live #sports, #esports, #news and #enterprise content.

By combining agile #cloud production capabilities with our extensive global network reach, content producers can now address the soaring demands for broadcast quality production and social media engagement, for any live event, in a way that works for them.

Read the full press release here: https://bit.ly/3db7vyB

Takes live production to the cloud to feed demand for remote production of live TV, virtual events and social media engagement New York – 00:01 EDT, May 28, 2020 – The Switch, the platform for the production and global delivery of live video, has launched MIMiC, an on-demand cloud-based producti...

05/27/2020
Livewired - OTT

#OTT broadcasting has redefined how consumers engage with live events. Yet, this disruptive technology poses many questions for media and entertainment players – can anyone now become a broadcaster? Has OTT displaced linear TV as king?

In the latest #LiveWired episode, The Switch's live production insiders Eric Salsman, George Lopez and Ian Dittbrenner explore how #OTT has revolutionized the broadcast industry. Check it out here: https://vimeo.com/409875688

This is "Livewired - OTT" by The Switch on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

What will happen to sports production in the aftermath of the pandemic?COVID-19 has had a major impact on live video pro...
05/27/2020
Covid-19: A view from The Switch on live media and remote production

What will happen to sports production in the aftermath of the pandemic?

COVID-19 has had a major impact on live video production and delivery, driving a major uptake in media ecosystems such as #IP automation, and #cloud or remote production. This has created profound changes in the way we produce and deliver content to meet today’s consumer expectations.

Our Sales Director, Linda Hannan, recently joined Net Insight's Per Lindgren and Sports Video Group's Brandon Costa for an exploration into live media and remote production during a pandemic. Check out the #webinar here: https://bit.ly/2zp7Yi5

Producing and delivering live, high-quality video and media increases in complexity as networks grow. During a pandemic, the complexity is even higher. The current health crisis is accelerating key technology trends in the media ecosystems such as IP automation and cloud or remote and distributed pr...

It was a pleasure supporting Verizon with live #production and delivery services for Usher's #PayItForwardLive concert! ...
05/22/2020

It was a pleasure supporting Verizon with live #production and delivery services for Usher's #PayItForwardLive concert!

Our Executive in Charge of Production and Digital, Ian Dittbrenner, was on-hand at the singers' home to ensure seamless live feeds reached social platforms in the highest quality.

From drone racing to battle robots, the rise of #esports is blossoming. Rapidly emerging as one of the main live alterna...
05/21/2020
Everything you wanted to know about esports but were afraid to ask! - The Switch

From drone racing to battle robots, the rise of #esports is blossoming. Rapidly emerging as one of the main live alternatives to physical sports during the coronavirus crisis, esports viewership has soared in recent months and is set to become one of the biggest sports on the planet – and a leading stream of television entertainment.

To help broadcasters unlock the potential of the burgeoning yet largely untapped #gaming market, we are delighted to share our latest Vision Paper, ‘Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Esports TV But were Afraid to Ask!’

Check it out here: https://bit.ly/2Xm2ah2

The COVID-19 pandemic has relegated live sports from the top of the podium as the most watched and lucrative part of TV schedules. At the same time, the enforced social distancing, school closures and home working has prompted audiences across all age groups to spend more time on video on demand, so...

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