BROADCASTERS HAVE SLIGHTLY MORE CONTROL OVER THEIR STAFF ATTENDING EVENTS
Once a broadcaster has been awarded the rights to a match or event, they will contact the club or organisation to request login credentials to start adding their own staff and freelancers to iPBS to give them the flexibility they need in their own operations.
Administrators of the club or organisation will then accredit each of their workforce to be able to attend matches.
Once accredited, the broadcaster, as the rights holder, will generally have the rights to assign their workforce to matches themselves, with the ultimate goal of facilitating the most successful coverage of the match without hitch or unnecessary hindrance.
SHARING BROADCASTER RIGHTS
This includes sharing rights with other outside broadcasters. For example, Sky may have the priority rights for live broadcast but BBC may have minority rights for the highlights. In this case, Sky can grant attendance to BBC staff in the appropriate zones to cover the event alongside them.
The iPBS interface makes it simple to do this. Broadcasters allocate the correct zones to each individual using a series of check boxes next to their name, including considering access requirements around the delivery, storage, setup and decommissioning of broadcasting equipment.