Sky News is partnering with LiveU to deliver feeds from 150 different constituency declarations on General Election night.
The pair previously worked together in 2015 when they broke the Guinness World Record for the most concurrent live web streams for an event – streams fed from 138 locations to cover 150 constituency results.
Sky News will use an IP set-up in a specially built studio – including a video wall for all the incoming feeds – as well as selected live feeds for broadcast via its Network Operations Centre. All live feeds will be available online via YouTube Live.
LiveU Central, the company’s unified management platform, will provide those in the studio with both remote monitoring and control capabilities.
Richard Pattison, manager of news technology at Sky News, said, “Our live declaration coverage in 2015 won huge plaudits and audience appreciation, a Guinness World Record for Most Concurrent Live Web Streams for an Event and the TVBEurope Best Live Broadcast Award 2015. The technology allowed us to bring results to the nation as they happened and this editorial advantage was made possible by our partnership with LiveU. It simply wouldn’t have been achievable using traditional newsgathering methods and now we are expanding our live coverage for 2017 to make the night even more alive for our viewers.”
Ronen Artman, VP of marketing, LiveU, added, “We’re genuinely delighted to be working with Sky News again on a project of even greater scale than last time. For live events like this TV has real power, with YouTube providing flexibility for viewers and additional reach. We applaud the ambition of Sky News.”