European Society of Cardiology Annual Congress
European Society of Cardiology
Remote A/V Production
10 channels in parallel / 3 days / 30 people in a dedicated team
Due to the COVID19 context, the European Society of Cardiology’s yearly congress, 2021 edition, took place in a virtual mode.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) was looking for a solution to produce 10 audio/video channels live in parallel, with speakers connected from home, sharing slides, and answering audience questions.
The ESC wanted a solution with a highly professional rendering (jingles, titles, transitions…) while staying very simple to use for speakers, supported by a dedicated team and a complex show flow (transitions, ads, multiple production teams…).
The solution we proposed was to dedicate a team of 30 people, with different profiles such as directors (to produce and mix the live stream), hosts (to assist speakers during lives), postproduction editors and project managers.
Several warm-ups and rehearsals were planned before the « real » live. The 10 parallel live channels were managed by a Production Manager, experienced with large events involving complex show flows. He managed the transition between sessions, ads, streams, to produce a linear stream on all channels and give a seamless experience to the online audience.
We built a dedicated software to help synchronize the 10 teams work (to know when ON AIR / OFF, when a session was ending…), operated by the Production Manager.
All the streams were encoded by our systems and sent to the client platform.
Challenge met with success during the 3-day congress, serving 10 channels in parallel.