What’s new in Tellyo
We’ve got lots of exciting enhancements to share with you this month, including enhancements to replays, a new professional intercom integration feature and powerful production shortcuts, plus more.
Instant replays from four camera angles
In Stream Studio you can now add instant replays from four camera sources. These can be grabbed from live feeds and reinserted into a production, meaning new levels of professionalism for your live streams. Replays can even be controlled by a team member who is remote from the technical director or producer.
Our enhanced replay features reflect a desire here at Tellyo to replicate professional broadcast production workflows into an entirely cloud–based solution, while also delivering associated cost, people and travel savings, without compromising the quality of our toolset.
Direct grab replay button – capture a replay with one button press from the production window and use straight away or fine-tune later on. Added just this month, the direct grab replay button is designed to support the many of you who have a single operator doing everything, while its speed of use will also benefit larger teams.
Tellyo integrates with professional intercom system
You can now extract audio from Stream Studio and all sources (such as live cameras, reporters, guest commentary) and organise into buses to achieve intercom capabilities like mix-minus and monitoring. Audio sources are presented in an easy–to–use on–screen matrix (as shown), with channels supporting low latency vocoders such as G.711, G.722 or Opus.
SIP – To deliver intercom capabilities, Stream Studio now uses SIP gateway technology to input and output audio to both outside lines, master control rooms and third-party services.
Mix-minus – Create as many mix-minus audio-feeds as you need via Stream Studio’s on-screen matrix, such as a reporter who wants to hear everything going to air minus their own commentary.
Monitoring – Utilise a dedicated solo mix to enable your production people to listen to a specific audio source before making it live, such as commentary you want to mix into a production.
Powerful live production
Build production layouts faster, more easily switch between scenes and quickly make changes when live with Stream Studio’s new, configurable keyboard shortcuts.
Designed to reduce the number of button presses required and to make productions less error prone, keys can now be configured for a particular action or to mimic your hardware set up. For example, cameras can be configured as 1, 2, 3, 4 etc, or QWERTY keys assigned to scenes so you can easily switch between these.
Tellyo Pro focus
Multicast – power live streaming with simultaneous multicasting to 5, 10 or 20+ destinations from a single input.
Groups – support 25 users and multi-user groups in a standard account, allowing you to provide granular access across your teams.
Multi-region – deliver an exceptional, responsive user-experience anywhere by utilising our powerful servers spread across the globe.
Slow Motion – create a slow-motion highlight in real-time from your footage in just three clicks, all within our standard editing workflow.
Huge thanks for your time. We hope you enjoy the new features and please do continue providing suggestions for future improvements.
What’s new in Tellyo?
Now available to all Tellyo users, we’ve got a host of new features that will make live event streaming easier, our platform friendlier, and better connect everyone involved in your digital broadcasts ‑ from production teams to your global audience and talent.
New in Stream Studio
Production multi-viewer – configure a mosaic view of multiple sources, such as live streams, scenes, web sources, including preview and programme windows. Provides a director or operator with remote and parallel access to assets to inform real-time decisions. More info »
Instant replays – create instant replays from up to four sources and feed into your live production. Ideal for a single-person operation or a dedicated replays operator, who could both utilise remotely and control from anywhere in the world. More info »
Source routing – re-use your production set up from one event to the next. Instead of building everything from scratch per production, frees up your team’s time by repurposing sources quickly, from screen layouts to dimensions and sources. More info »
Re-entry with multiple mixed effects – create up to eight scenes (mixed effect units) and convert one scene into a source for another, re‑using assets as and when required. Any changes to the design of a re-entered scene are applied everywhere it is used. More info »
Tellyo Talent App
Our dedicated app, exclusive to Tellyo users. Lets you securely share premium video content with your talent – like athletes, actors, sponsors, ambassadors and influencers – so they can re-share with their fan bases and amplify content across social media.
Find out more and get the app:
Yet more features…
Live cut in programme view and change scene or source, with one click.
Up to 20 Mbps
Define the resolution, frame rate and bitrate of an outgoing live stream.
Localized ingest points and deployments for EMEA, APAC and US/Canada.
Improved publish queue
Better control published content, its destination and status.
User enabled new dark theme for a better experience in different environments.
Up to 8 M/E units
Supports 8 mix effect untis for multi‑layered composition of live streams, graphics, VOD and other assets.
We hope you will enjoy and benefit from the new features the platform offers. We appreciate all the user feedback we receive and encourage you to provide suggestions for future improvements. We are continually developing the platform to support you better and enable broader and more efficient workflows.
The best sports are full of drama, thrills and emotion that connect us with events when watched live or through the lens of social media. In fact, social media often gets us closer to the moments that really matter, helping us to see and feel the drama as it unfolds.
Check out the following thrilling and emotive videos from these socially-innovative sports organizations.
Guinness PRO14 Rugby
The Guinness PRO14 rugby tournament is a global brand with a TV rights deal and an innovative digital team making the most of social videos, too. Our Tellyo Pro platform is being utilised to create compelling highlights from live games and clip moments to provide videos of crucial events for social audiences, all in a matter of seconds.
Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)
The UCI is responsible for numerous cycling events around the world, with one of the most prestigious being the UCI World Road Championships.
2018’s UCI World Road Championship was held in Innsbruck, Austria. The event, involved the best riders in the world, while some routes had approximately 5,000 metres of altitude, making it truly challenging. The Championships were broadcasted to 150 countries, with short video clips also shared to social media.
Just look at this incredible finish:
— UCI (@UCI_cycling) 30 września 2018
Or this heart-warming example of fair play:
— UCI (@UCI_cycling) 28 września 2018
International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
Each month the ITTF produce hours of stunning video content, taken during competitions around the world. From the Republic of Fiji to Germany, during duel after duel, hours of content is recorded and shared via streams and social videos. Fortunately, it’s easy to produce and manage this amount of content with Tellyo.
Table tennis is such an amazing sport for video. It’s extremely dynamic and spectacular – every single millimetre counts here! When the best players in the world are playing, you can be sure that you’ll witness all kinds of emotion.
Every year Fise organise multiple events across different extreme sports – from parkour to BMX and skateboarding, with the FISE World Series at its pinnacle. The event is one of the most prestigious extreme sports events, hosting the best athletes and gathering thousands of spectators at venues, but also digitally and on social media.
The FISE production crew utilize Tellyo Pro Editor to produce short clips out of live streams ingested onto the platform.
England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
Global sports production company, Sunset+Vine, provide engaging video clips directly from live streamed ECB cricket games. The goal being to promote cricket more widely across social media, and to let fans around the world see the ECB’s best moments.
Is your sports organisation ready for video?
Every single sport is suited to being promoted through video content. Sport fans simply want to watch sports, wherever they are!
If you want to learn more about video’s impact on sports bodies and federations, explore our blog and case studies section, or simply contact us to discuss how you could benefit from utilizing our Tellyo platform.
Most of the videos mentioned in this article have been made using Tellyo Pro – our cloud-based platform for frequent and regular live content production. It enables you to ingest video streams and broadcast these to social channels and RTMP destinations, while also clipping live content into videos to post on social media.
If you’re looking to clip videos for social media, there are some new Tellyo automation features to consider, especially if you’re using Opta event metadata:
- Smart Clips, which automates video clip creation from live sports content.
- Auto Clip-to-Post that lets you fully-automate clip creation through to social messaging and social posting, all in one go.
Both are giving more power to editors in their mission to deliver quality sports content to audiences quickly and efficiently.
The rise of the online sports fan, social as the new channel of broadcast, digital democratising sports viewership – these are all things having a major impact on the sports industry.
Yet, at times, it might appear that only the major sports industry players are reaping the benefits of these seismic shifts towards digital channels. But, hang on…. smaller organisations can grow rapidly too and are often the ones carving the way and their own niches as they go. This is all thanks to new, mostly internet-based technology – such as cloud-based live stream production, and social video editing and distribution platforms – which are reducing the gap between the biggest clubs or federations and smaller organisations.
At the heart is the not-so-secret-anymore weapon – live video content.
Why live video content?
Put simply, consumption of video content is constantly growing, and rapidly so amongst sport fans.
For younger generations, digitally served video content plays an even bigger role than TV played for their parents. Generations of ‘cord-cutters’ are not so interested in having a traditional TV set with a cable subscription. The evidence points to how they prefer to spend time watching subscription based (or free) online OTTs. Millennials and Generation Z folks have moved their parents’ affection for TV, to the web.
However, the choice between either a traditional TV or an online service is not only a matter of age of viewers: 
Online viewers also consider online video to be more exciting, as well being mobility-friendly and a better choice when it comes to multitasking as you watch. Sounds about right!
But if you work in traditional TV, don’t worry, it isn’t going to simply disappear. While it has some very big competition in the form of web OTTs, it’s still king of the hill and will remain in this position for some time yet.
Sharing is caring
When live video and sports combined, what we’re all seeing now is sports brands becoming content companies. But what do I mean by this? Different kinds of sport bodies – clubs, federations, leagues etc – are producing tons of content and sharing this with fans.
The biggest players, like Spanish or English football leagues, might well be selling broadcasting rights to the top TV stations and TV producers. But in order to keep their fans motivated and committed, they also create and share a lot of other stuff that’s not usually televised via traditional TV. See the Tellyo blog on the best examples of such content: Ideas for online video content when you can’t show games.
- Press conferences
- Injury updates
- Other teams’ matches
- Stadium tours
- Pre-season games etc.
Elsewhere, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is planning to open their own OTT platform with live video content to complement paid TV. While UEFA is certainly a big fish, they do have lots of events that are not as popular as say the Champions League, such as games featuring women teams, pre-season preparations and matches, injury reports, and interviews with players.
There’s a lot of content that is absolutely worthy of spreading beyond UEFA itself. That’s why the organisation’s latest idea is to make more content eligible to be streamed or recorded as a video. And there’s no better way to promote sports events than video:
This situation can be a huge opportunity for many smaller organisation or lesser known parts of sports institutions. What’s more important – they don’t need huge facilities and resources be able to achieve great marketing, PR and sales results with sport video content. How come?
You own content… Make use of it!
Technology makes it all possible. Recording videos and streaming broadcasts to social media, on a professional level, is very obtainable to all. You don’t need a production control room with multiple screens, tons of electronic devices, or a team of engineers. That’s NASA you’re thinking of! Instead, you need video recording device (camera, iPhone, drone), a decent internet connection and laptop to run video production software. Software like Tellyo Pro, for example:
Our Tellyo Pro is a professional cloud-based platform for frequent and regular live content production. It allows you to ingest video streams to Tellyo and broadcast these to RTMP and social channels, while also clipping live content into videos to post on social media.
Stream Studio is our cloud video production suite that enables you to create dynamic live streams for social channels, with extras like graphical and video overlays and sound mixing.
If you’re using Opta Sports event metadata for example, you can now also automate video clip creation in Tellyo Pro with Smart Clips, giving more power to your editors to quickly create video compilations. Our Auto Clip-to-Post feature means you can also fully-automate clip creation through to social messaging and social posting, all in one go.
For more detailed and data-driven stories, check out our case studies section.
To grow or not to grow?
The facts speak for themselves: live video content can be a leverage to promote your organisation, league, club or sport in general. Video content production is no longer exclusively reserved for the TV and sports giants. As long as you own it or have the rights to it, you can use your events as great video content. You will gain new audiences and please your existing fans, so let your sports video content be your ace!
If you would like a demo of any Tellyo solutions mentioned above, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re more than happy to help!