Haivision Wins Innovation Award at IBC 2023 with BBC
At this years IBC show, Haivision won an Innovation Award in the “Content Creation” category for their help in the broadcast of King Charles III Coronation.
The Winning Initiative
Haivision won in the “Content Creation” category for its work as a technical partner with the BBC for the world’s largest pop-up 5G standalone non-public network for live broadcast contributions using shared spectrum, deployed for the Coronation of HM King Charles III.
To address the challenge of competing for bandwidth on 5G public networks for live contribution from correspondents on the ground during the Coronation, a team led by the BBC set up a temporary non-public 5G network to provide uncontested connectivity from Buckingham Palace along the Mall to Admiralty Arch. Once deployed, the network, designed and built by Neutral Wireless, was leveraged by 20 international broadcast outlets to provide reliable, low latency connectivity to around 60 devices, including Haivision Pro mobile video transmitters and the Haivision StreamHub receiver.
About the Innovation Award
To win an IBC Innovation Award, the commissioning company, in this case the BBC, has to demonstrate that it worked closely with technology partners to deliver a clever, appropriate, and innovative solution to a real business, technical or creative issue. While the award is presented to the end user, the technology partners are also celebrated and honored for their contribution to the co-operative process which delivered a successful result.
IBC Innovation Awards Chair of Judges Fergal Ringrose says, “To be honest this was an outstanding entry right from the start of judging, due to the breakthrough level of innovation to deploy a large-scale standalone non-public network at such a high demand density environment as the Coronation of HM King Charles II, facilitating live news contributions for multiple broadcasters and involving multiple tech partners – without changing the contribution workflow. An ambitious, industry-leading, innovation and collaboration project.”
“It’s a great honor to be recognized by IBC with this prestigious award. For nearly two decades, Haivision has been at the forefront of live video contribution technology for the broadcast industry and we continue to play an active role in the industry’s technological transformation,” says Mirko Wicha, CEO and President of Haivision. “This recognition is a testament to both our market leading solutions and our collaborative efforts with partners to effectively address the demand for live video contribution over 5G.”