Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, was central to the live coverage of the UK General Election, helping TV firms around the world get all the key moments live on air. In total, 78 counts were covered on the day for the major channels, including Sky, the BBC, ITV, BBC Wales and C4.
In addition, Globecast provided the facilities for full multi-camera OBs at the Prime Minister David Cameron’s Witney constituency, Downing Street, Buckingham Palace and key counts in Sunderland and Newcastle. Support was also provided for OB trucks used by broadcasters from 11 countries: Italy, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Croatia, and of course the UK. In all, Globecast’s efforts enabled live streams from134 cameras, including four Steadicam, nine jibs and three cranes. Over 24 km of cable and 162 camera operators were deployed on the night.
BBC Programme Editor Sam Woodhouse said, “I was delighted to work with Globecast. They were able to provide dozens of OBs of the highest quality. Their team faced huge logistic challenges involving hundreds of staff. It was an enormous task which they handled with breath-taking efficiency.”