TSL TM1 MK2+ plays the important role of centralized control in TJ Sports Broadcast Production Center. It fully meets up the needs of the production center, and has successfully accomplished off-site control of remote network production in major international events.
- Hosts centralized scheduling and control of the overall signal in the entire studio complex, including 5 studios, 5 control rooms, and the core server room.
- Carries out the centralized Tally management of studios and control rooms by flexible matching and resource allocation.
- Handles some personalized items throughout the broadcast process, especially the signal scheduling pre-set, which helps operators reduce operating time while making the operation very variable.
"The TSL centralized control system enables the production center to organize the entries according to individual conditions," Zhang emphasized. “If it's not sorted out, it's very painful for technicians to deal with it later. If you are doing a local event and need to switch venues, it usually takes about a week or so.”
He added, "TSL enables us to carry more events that are more intensive and more complex. It does so through a certain amount of advance setup. It actually reduces risk at the execution phase while improving the humanized operating process. If it takes 10 steps to do one thing, for instance, I can set these 10 steps in advance in the system and save it into a key. For the operator, you just press the key and everything is done, at the click of a button. But behind the scene, all 10 steps are executed.”
Due to the pandemic outbreak in 2020, remote production of eSports has become increasingly important. With the help of TSL, TJ Sports did an excellent job of remotely producing the 2020 League of Heroes Mid-Season Cup (MSC) through innovative means and efficient team collaboration.
The competition attracted eight professional teams from the Chinese LPL and South Korea's LCK. It was the world's first remote production event to be broadcasted in venues across different countries. "In a stable production center, TSL is able to hide the complexity of the underlying system so that operators can always focus on producing great content, implementing ways or programming patterns beyond imagination in the past," Zhang said.
Using Virtual Panels
In addition, the TallyMan virtual panel provides a complete software control interface with an intuitive editor that allows for multi-page configuration, making it easy to access, configure, and edit.
"TSL's PC-based virtual panel intelligently draws a two-story floor-based floor plan across the entire production center into TMVP. This graphical interface allows it to be operated by many people who don't know much about the entire system, and somehow lowers the threshold for its operators. After all, senior personnel are limited with every company," said Zhang. “The TSL system has been really stable. It's been running for two years, and so far I haven't had any problem with TSL equipment."
“TJ Sports Broadcast Production Center is now undergoing the second phase of construction, and we’re sticking to TSL. TJ Sports Broadcast Production Center Phase II will abandon the traditional baseband infrastructure by getting rid of the concept of studio and control room clusters.
Instead, it will implement IP-based production island cluster, connecting via ST2110 signal delivery. We'll see what TSL is capable of managing thousands by thousands of AV matrices," Zhang concluded. “We're going to give full play of the innovative spirit of eSports and work with TSL to pioneer this world-leading cluster.”