Working together with the Rocket Agency, we were appointed to manage the live stream on Channel 4’s website, as people filed past the coffin of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral.
There was no IT connection on site, so we used our 3/4G WMT transmitter system from Mobile Viewpoint to link the signal from
Leicester back to base from where we streamed for up to 8 hours a day live to the website. Due to possible issues with profanity, protests and more, we were asked to add a 10 minute delay to the stream. The team at Mobile Viewpoint were able to configure the system to enable us to achieve this with some complicated programming.
We had a single camera looking down from a high balcony on the King’s coffin, the guards and the public, with the Transmitter next to the camera inside the Cathedral. It was a tense three days, as our team had to be aware of anything seen or heard that may cause offence, and be able to switch the stream away to a pre-recorded slate in case of incident. Despite queues of up to 4 hours to get a glimpse of the King’s final resting place, and tens of thousands of visitors, there public was hugely respectful throughout and the coverage Channel 4 produced for TV and on-line was hailed as a solid success.
Leicester Cathedral for King Richard III