Industry Trailblazer BitFire Networks Celebrates First Year with Phoenix Studio Opening

BitFire Transport Network

On its one-year anniversary, Phoenix’s BitFire Networks announces plans for continued company expansion amid a year of major growth within the video transmission industry.

BitFire will open a new, state-of-the-art production studio in Phoenix as the team continues to expand its core product offering with an eye towards the ever-changing landscape of content production.

In BitFire’s first year, the team worked with such notable clients, including the MLB Network, CBS Sports, Tegna, Tamron Hall and ‘Judge Jerry’.  BitFire’s technology combined with our production resources were integral in supporting our clients, whose productions included events for the NHL, MLB, PGA Tour and NCAA Tournament.

Led by industry veteran Bob Sullivan, the team at BitFire has combined an advanced IP transport network with remote production services, all under one roof.  We believe this unique offering will play a role in changing the face of traditional broadcasting.

“It’s amazing what our team has accomplished in just one year,” said Bob Sullivan, CEO of BItFire Networks. “Companies operate for a lifetime and never have the opportunity to work with the international clients we have partnered with in our first year.  I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve done and more excited for the future,” added Sullivan.

During the last year, the BitFire team has managed several marquee events.  From the Oscars to the NHL Draft, BitFire played an integral role in these world-class productions.

We are perhaps most honored by the relationships we have built this year, built on trust, hard work and professionalism. As Susan Stone, MLB Network SVP of Operations and Engineering said, “Collaborating with BitFire to produce coverage of the 2020 NHL Draft was an extremely rewarding experience. Through creativity and innovation, BitFire provided a robust and efficient IP transmission system, which was vital in presenting this world‐class virtual experience for one of the National Hockey League’s tentpole events.”

One of our biggest announcements will happen in September. BitFire will unveil its 16,000 square foot studio and production facility, complete with two sound stages and one-of-a-kind production technology that takes innovation to new heights. LED systems and walls will create real-time, reactive environments enabling a fully immersive experience. This cutting-edge technology highlights the use of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR), emphasizing the use of computer-generated content to create engaging new worlds for a more intricate story-telling experience.

BitFire is an end-to-end live video transmission and production solution built by broadcasters for broadcast solutions. With headquarters in Phoenix and Boston, BitFire was created in response to new-world demand for an agile, professional-grade, live IP video transport experience and expert remote production services. BitFire’s comprehensive platform includes the BitFire Transport Network, a fully managed portal that provides point-to-point delivery of broadcast-quality video to wherever it needs to go.

The BitFire Transport Network can be accessed by either browser-based FireBridge, when broadcast is needed for one-to-one or one-to-many live contribution and collaboration, or through FirePower, a stackable HD server and authentic configuration that receives and delivers video packets with deterministic latency and frame-accurate synchronization. BitFire Production Services are provided by a team of broadcast experts, along with production trucks and additional assets, including remote production control rooms (REMI), camera packages, and live production and post- production capabilities. BitFire is taking live video from where it is, to where it needs to be.

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