Mobile TV Group (MTVG), the live broadcast technology services company, today announced its MTVG Edge series, a new edge computing production solution. MTVG Edge delivers MTVG’s high-quality live production solutions for small and mid-size productions, anywhere, with a minimal onsite equipment footprint and a much lower cost.
MTVG Edge embraces the benefits of edge computing, the distributed cloud computing architecture made to maximize speed, reliability and efficiency. Combining cloud and edge computing puts the necessary equipment on-site for instant data needs versus sending them all the way to the cloud. MTVG Edge is hypermobile and can be shipped quickly around the country while also granting access to MTVG’s flagship remote production solution, Cloud Control™.
“MTVG is committed to furthering and innovating live production technology,” said Nick Garvin, chief operating officer, MTVG. “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. It is truly scalable.”
“MTVG Edge diversifies our live production offerings to reach a larger community of storytellers,” he continued.
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.
How it works
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. This proprietary workflow dramatically reduces cost. The only items needed on-site are cameras and the 25 inch by 25 inch MTVG Edge system.
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.
New Division led by Don McKinney
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 innovative flypack technology leadership to MTVG.
McKinney is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning director in four different categories and producer of over 850 remote events and over 500 studio productions per year. Most recently, McKinney 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.”