Camera crew, Outside Broadcast, Live streaming production
Six Nations 2021 Virtual Press Launch
The Guinness Six Nations is back with a bang and our friends Verve asked us to help live streaming a virtual press launch.. without the press !
The Press free Six Nations Virtual Press Launch
With England was plunged into a third lockdown, Verve asked us to quickly organise the live streaming of a virtual press launch with crews in each country, filming VT’s which were played into the stream and with the entire event hosted by rugby referee legend Nigel Owens from our very own studio in Windsor. A set was built which included the trophies, copious amount of astroturf as well as a plethora of the iconic Guinness branding, that was the easy bit.
On transmission day we streamed via “Hopin” 12 different sets of interviews simultaneously as the captains and coaches had to be in separate rooms due to social distancing. We even sent a fly away kit to Eddie Jones who was self isolating ! The crews had to be fully COVID- Protocol compliant in setting up the equipment before the teams representatives entered the room as they could not compromise the bio secure bubble that the teams were in. The feeds from each room where then sent back to our MCR in Windsor where the team monitored the incoming footage and troubleshot any issues that came up.
Despite the odd fire alarm the event was a huge success and it would not have been possible without the fantastic crews on the ground as well as our client Verve who were brilliant with organising everything with the respective rugby unions. I think it is fair to say that this was one of the most challenging events from a logistical standpoint we have ever undertaken.