NEP and Eurovision Services form US-focused media services project

Eurovision Services, the business arm of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of public-service broadcasters, has signed a US-focused agreement with outsourced broadcast production company NEP Group.

NEP’s media asset management platform Mediabank will move into the Eurovision Americas Inc. facility in Washington, D.C. as part of the link-up.

The tie-up is designed to offer a set of integrated media management and distribution solutions to broadcasters and rights-holders, enabling clients to search, review, collaborate and share content across platforms.

Mediabank is a cloud-based toolbox which allows NEP clients to access their media files at any time. The platform has powered major events around the world and its current US-based clients include sports broadcaster ESPN.

Eurovision Services will offer connectivity and transmission services at its Washington, DC facility through its Eurovision Global Network in a move designed to allow US clients to manage workflows and media content more efficiently through Mediabank.

Jay Deutsch, director of US media solutions for NEP, said: “The DC facility we built enables off-premise live ingest capability to Mediabank and sets the stage for highly efficient ways of working with live content. This is the first of many solutions I expect to come out of this next-generation production facility. We couldn’t be more excited about it.”