What are the technologies behind the live coverage of the Olympic Torch Relay journey around the UK next May? Michel Bais, Mobile Viewpoint, will explain all to TVBEurope’s Fast Turnaround TV event on 13 March.
Starting May 19, the Olympic Torch will be carried in a relay around the UK. The Torch will be carried by different athletes and broadcast live on the internet, different regional and the national BBC TV channels.
The vehicle in front of the relay, responsible for the live coverage, will use the WMT (Wireless Multiplex Terminal) from Mobile Viewpoint to transmit the images using a combination of different mobile 3G networks.
Mobile Viewpoint Managing Director Michel Bais will explain to TVBEurope’s Fast Turnaround TV conference how it is possible to have live video connection from any place and any location as long as there is coverage of a mobile network. It is an alternative to satellite connections and could lead to the development of new reality TV formats following people in their day-to-day lives.
This is just one of numerous case studies being prepared for this unique conference, which looks at the technologies and workflows behind big ‘watercooler’ TV events.