NEP Connect has announced that it has provided bespoke production solutions and fibre connectivity to ITV Studios Entertainment for the summer’s biggest reality show, Love Island.
Broadcasting daily on ITV2 from the infamous villa in Majorca, Love Island returned bigger and better than ever for its fifth series. NEP Connect delivered connectivity for the production via the company’s Anylive fibre network. Anylive connects over 220+ of the UK’s entertainment and sports venues and stadiums, broadcasters, network operators, channel aggregators and major switching centres.
Working hand in hand with NEP UK for production solutions, the BAFTA Award winning dating show came with a need for 24/7 connectivity. NEP Connect were responsible for the pipe of 1GB fibre connectivity internationally from Majorca to the UK into the Anylive network, providing the ITV Studios Entertainment production team with talkback, video, and internet services.
NEP Connects' fibre connectivity enhanced the production workflows in Majorca, which helped ITV Studios Entertainment’s London editorial team to get instant access to view and approve content from the villa in real-time, covering the creation of 56 programmes from the villa in Majorca, 900 miles from the UK.
Steve Kruger, head - Technology, ITV Studios Entertainment, said, “24/7 connectivity through NEP’s Anylive fibre allowed us flexibility, meeting our UK Live transmission requirements as well as allowing us to deliver ITV Hub and international versions of the shows daily."