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SIS Live: 31 live streams – officially a record

Since IBC2013, a Guinness World Record for the ‘most concurrent live web streams for an event’ has been set by SIS Live and Red Bull Media House. The event was a live music broadcast from the EDF Energy London Eye, and the two companies helped mark Red Bull Music Academy’s 15th birthday with 31 concurrent live streams to more than a million viewers all over the world.

All but two of the 32 moving capsules of the EDF Energy London Eye were taken over by more than 100 DJs and artists for a celebration of UK club culture dubbed Red Bull Revolutions in Sound. Every capsule saw one legendary club night come alive with resident DJs and superstar guests, including Fac51, The Haçienda, Fabric, and Blitz Club along with artists such as Lily Allen, Rudimental and Katy B.

Another capsule housed two presenters hosting a bespoke Channel 4 live webcast of the event, broadcast live on in the UK and via YouTube for the rest of the world, via multi-camera feeds from each capsule.

The 31 streams were encoded onsite by eight servers located in a SIS Live vehicle and delivered via fibre for online streaming. A 200MB pipe was used to deliver the streams in full 1080 HD format, for file upload and provision of on-site internet connectivity.

“Achieving a Guinness World Record is welcome recognition of SIS Live’s unique ability to deliver live coverage from technically demanding events such as this,” said David Meynell, managing director, SIS Live. “Leading the delivery of such a high-profile event and working with other parties is what SIS Live does best.”