Danish telco Telia and broadcaster TV2 has joined forces with lightning company BB&S to test how 5G can improve lightning set up and cost efficiency in broadcasting.
The three companies successfully tested a lightning set up using only one lamp and 5G-connectivity to control lightning and all lamps wirelessly.
According to the companies, the simple set up will significantly save on costs as well as provide real time performance data from each lamp to optimise the lighting.
“This will give broadcasters new opportunities over a 4G world where delay of signal and the data capacity scarcity is a reality,” says Morten Brandstrup, head of news technology at TV2. “With 5G, broadcasters will be able to have people at multiple locations in a live interview setup and they will be able to produce large live events without the traditional production truck at the location of the event”.