Steve Eager Broadcast Engineer
NFL Club Game Exchange <ul><li>What is Club Game Exchange? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NFL Competition Committee require...
Technical Requirements
Technical Requirements
Technical Requirements <ul><li>Survivability </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Dub Centers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
Challenge <ul><li>TIME! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 months from funding and approval to full implementation </li></ul></ul><ul...
Solution <ul><li>Hard work and Signiant’s team </li></ul>
Results <ul><li>All 334 2009-2010 NFL games (includes preseason, postseason, and Pro Bowl) successfully distributed on tim...
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The NFL and Signiant

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The NFL and Signiant

  1. 1. Steve Eager Broadcast Engineer
  2. 2. NFL Club Game Exchange <ul><li>What is Club Game Exchange? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NFL Competition Committee requires every club to shoot their game, home and away, from a sideline and end zone perspective capturing the alignment and movement of all 22 players participating in every play. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A copy of the final play marked game in O/D/K format must be distributed, by the home club, to all 31 clubs and officials upon completion of the game. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A copy of the final play marked game in O/D/K format must be distributed, by the away club, to the next 2 opponents of the home and away club. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Evolution </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Film </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tape – NFL Films Dub Center </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hard Drives – Signiant Duplication </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Signiant Digital Transfer – Virtual Dub Center </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Technical Requirements
  4. 4. Technical Requirements
  5. 5. Technical Requirements <ul><li>Survivability </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Dub Centers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Dub Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NFL Films – Mt. Laurel, NJ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NFL Network – Culver City, CA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identical hardware, software, and connectivity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two methods of distribution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Signiant Content Distribution Manager </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Signiant Media Exchange </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Challenge <ul><li>TIME! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 months from funding and approval to full implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>38 circuits, 2 XSans, 66 PCs, 2 Firewalls, 33 NAS devices, 35 switches, 35 routers, 3 Signiant servers, 80+ Signiant Agents, 2 transcoding clusters, 5 Coaches systems, 100s of workflows, 100s of users, 100s of pages of documentation… 2 Engineers ! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Solution <ul><li>Hard work and Signiant’s team </li></ul>
  8. 8. Results <ul><li>All 334 2009-2010 NFL games (includes preseason, postseason, and Pro Bowl) successfully distributed on time to all 32 clubs and officials </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 1000 college games successfully distributed to all 32 clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Successful distribution of over 800 NFL Combine player workouts and interviews to all 32 clubs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions?

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