Wuppertal, Germany (June 11, 2015)—U.K. broadcast and production facility provider dock10’s installed Riedel connectivity provided a communications solution for the ITV Leaders pre-election debate, held April 2 at MediaCityUK in Manchester, England.
During the live broadcast event, dock10 used the Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system and MediorNet real-time media network to enable transport of video, data, and communications signals to the three main broadcasters—Sky, BBC and ITV—as well as to the Media Hub Centre hosting more than 300 other members of the global press.
“Riedel’s MediorNet real-time network came into its own during this event, offering valuable flexibility, reliability, and stability throughout an exciting, action-packed day that was full of surprises,” said John O’Shaughnessy, head of technology operations at dock10. “With such a dependable solution underpinning signal transport, the dock10 technology team could deliver all that was asked of it on a very demanding day.”
For the ITV Leaders debate held in advance of the U.K.’s May elections, dock10 was able to use its campus-wide fiber connectivity to link all areas across MediaCityUK and enable transmissions to and from a host of broadcasters.
The ITV Leaders Debate main program was produced at HQ1, dock10’s 12,500-square-foot studio. ITV news pool feeds, providing pictures to the world’s press, were coordinated from another dock10 studio gallery, HQ3. dock10 deployed one MediorNet at the Piazza in front of the studios to provide video, data, and communications to Sky, the BBC, and ITV at their OB positions in front of the building. A second MediorNet system was deployed in the Media Hub Centre, which housed additional press, and enabled additional broadcaster live feeds.