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24/05/2018

The Switch Helps Produce Global Coverage Of Royal Wedding

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The Switch has helped produce the global coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, transmitting over 200 hours of content throughout the weekend.

In partnership with ITN Productions, a fully-manned stand-up position at Windsor Castle was accessible to customers of The Switch. From Windsor Castle, media could hand off live and replay feeds to The Switch, London, which were delivered to multiple distribution outlets across the United Kingdom, as well as internationally to the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia for both linear distribution and over-the-top platforms.

The Switch was also able to provide The Royal Wedding International clean feed to news organisations who had licensed the event, which was live from 09:30-14:30 BST on 19 May, from The Switch's London facilities. Additionally, The Switch's London studios were utilised for live shots supporting the event.

"The Switch is proud to have played a critical role in supporting the coverage of The Royal Wedding, an event the entire world watched," said Keith Buckley, President and Chief Executive Officer at The Switch.

"Utilising The Switch to aid in the distribution of our news coverage allowed us to simplify one piece of a complex event," said Tami Hoffman, Head of News at ITN Productions. "As one of the three host broadcasters, we appreciate the quality and ease of delivering news coverage to The Switch on a day of record output."

The Royal Wedding drew a massive international viewing audience. According to Nielsen ratings, early estimates suggest two billion people worldwide tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

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