The show was filmed in various locations across the UAE during the summer with the control room and camera crew located in different countries.
UK- and US-headquartered broadcast technology specialist Ionoco has announced the latest application for its Path platform, this time for the new 45-episode series of the Arabic version of Come Dine With Me acquired by OSN.
Path is a fully scalable interactive ultra-low latency video contribution and remote production platform with a variety of access points. Remote contributors join via PATH’s At-Home kits, allowing for remote camera control and wireless audio.
The Arabic version of the format, Yalla Neta’asha is slated to air on October 18. The show is produced by ITV Studios Middle East and was filmed in various locations across the UAE during the summer with the control room and camera crew located in different countries.
The Path system allowed the production to go ahead within coronavirus restrictions and protocols as the technology allows the show to be filmed without the crew having to be in the same location as the production office.
During the filming of the series, camera operators were on location in Dubai and other UAE states whilst the control room and crew were located ITV Studios Middle East’s main headquarters in Beirut.
Each member of the camera crew carried a backpack containing batteries, Ionoco’s At-Home kit and a number of 4G wireless routers. The camera feeds were processed by the kit and then transmitted back to the control room in Beirut via the Path platform accessed through the wireless routers, allowing live instructions from the director.
Ionoco’s Play@Home cloud-based interactive platform is an ultra-low latency home-to-studio audio/video production platform and interactive engine. The system may be custom configured for any production needs where teams need to be in varying locations including but not limited to remote production of most genres, such as talk shows, music performance, reality, entertainment, and gameshows.
Commenting on the platform, Simon Ingram, CEO of Ionoco said: “Feedback from production teams across the globe that are using PATH is that the lack of a delay on the Path platform makes shows a dream to direct remotely, which seems to be the missing link in terms of virtual production methods. From live awards to award-winning formats, we’re very proud Path is allowing much-loved brands to continue to entertain in the most challenging of circumstances.”
The Path system was most recently used on NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, the first-ever live virtual Daytime Emmy Awards and is currently deployed on over 100 episodes of the Oprah Winfrey-created The Dr Phil Show which is syndicated throughout the US.