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SIS Live gets in tune with Glastonbury TV coverage

Broadcast connectivity company SIS LIVE is gearing up to get the footage of this weekend's Glastonbury coverage on to your TV:

Coverage includes acts by Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran, to be broadcast on BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC Red Button and iPlayer. To make it possible, SIS LIVE is working with the BBC to get the pictures to the broadcaster. Two dual dish uplinks are being deployed to the event. Via these, a total of eight feeds will be sent directly to the BBC from the five main Glastonbury stages, day and night, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June. Three SIS LIVE engineers will work in rotation to ensure seamless transmission of the relevant feeds on TV.

Providing insight about the logistics behind bringing Glastonbury to viewer's screens, David Meynell, managing director, SIS LIVE, said:
“We have worked with the BBC at Glastonbury for more than 15 years. This year we will despatch our two dual-dish uplink trucks during the technical build up to enable all eight feeds for the five main performance stages to be thoroughly tested. 
“This is no simple task. Glastonbury is the world’s most famous music festival, comprised of some 900 acres with a perimeter of approximately 8.5 miles and attracts more than 170,000 ticket holders, staff, and performers each summer. It is a pop-up city larger than Oxford, but with a very limited permanent infrastructure, which means set-up, live uplinks and streaming require a lot of experience and expertise to avoid the numerous potential physical obstacles and technical challenges. Fortunately, we’re Glasto veterans.” 
“Glastonbury is iconic worldwide. Nearly one in every three of the entire UK population, and many millions more around the world, have watched or listened to the festival in the past and we expect the services we provide this year to reach viewing figures larger than ever.”