Mobile World Live TV (MWL TV) broadcast from the recent GSMA Mobile World Congress, with XL Video supplying a package that included HD cameras, onsite production studio, HD recordings and media servers, as well as LED truck screens for the exterior of the Fira Gran Via venue.
MWL TV was operational throughout the four-day show and included interviews, keynotes, press conferences, studio discussion panels, features from the show floor, coverage of the 20th GSMA Global Mobile Awards, and a visit from the BBC’s Click TV programme team, who recorded part of an episode of their show in the studio.
The studio feed was broadcast across 150 screens through the venue’s multicast system, and was available throughout all of Barcelona on multiple channels, allowing the more than 93,000 delegates attending Mobile World Congress to keep up with show news away from the venue. MWL TV was broadcast live for six hours per day, with pre-recorded features and repeats filling the remaining 18 hours of programming.
The studio location used three of XL’s Sony HXC-100 cameras on dollies or pedestal kits, two of which were fitted with on-camera prompt kits. An additional wireless HXC-100 was used in Hall 3 for footage and interviews from the show floor. XL Video supplied a Grass Valley Kayak PPU with Turbo 2 Playback machines triggered from the desk for Alpha transitions and emergency video loops.
A NAS (network attached storage system) and network, provided by XL, allowed the MWL TV edit team access to all content for both studio playback and record. In addition, XL Video supplied fibre kits to create a live feed from the studio to the GSMA Pavilion in the GSMA Innovation City located in Hall 3.
“Our crew did a great job as always and the Mobile World Live TV team always make us feel part of the extended family,” commented XL Video project manager, Nick Askew.