Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Accidental Theatre Relies On LiveU's Multi-Camera Solution

News Image
Accidental Theatre has turned to LiveU's multi-camera solution to provide reliable, dynamic, live streaming capabilities, extending the reach of their performances via their website.

Accidental Theatre began life in 2011 as a touring arts company and quickly evolved into taking over and converting venues into performance spaces. In 2017, it took over the current space it occupies, an old bank, and redeveloped it as a "venue for people to try things and to grow what they do", explained Richard Lavery, Artistic Director.

Lavery said: "We had always designed this building to be very internet accessible. Prior to the pandemic we were already streaming a couple of shows a month, usually in quite a low-key way, in terms of both promotion and the technology we used. Then the pandemic hit and we, of course, had to close every in-person aspect of our business. When we realised this would be for longer than we initially thought, we started to reach out to festival organisers, other artists and businesses to explain what we were planning to do in terms of live streaming and new possibilities."

The pandemic has seen Accidental Theatre significantly expand its live streaming capabilities, turning to LiveU to do so. Lavery and his team created a small control room and editing space in the theatre and two small studios in what were the bank vaults. They also selected installed a Blackmagic Atem production system and moved from a two-camera setup to a six-camera, including multiple PTZ cameras.

Lavery said: "External requests grew, and we were increasingly working not only in our venue but also from other venues and outside spaces around the city. Sometimes this meant multiple spaces in a day. We knew we needed a system that would allow us to do all of this without the client worrying about live streaming reliability and audiences knowing that the stream would be high-quality and reliable. The system also had to be compact and portable. That’s where the LU800 comes in."

LiveU's LU800 production-level field unit is at the core of the live streaming setup and is connected to three PTZ cameras that can either be controlled onsite or remotely from the control room back at the Accidental Theatre venue. On top of that they use an audio interface that takes a mix out of the desk – or they can build their own mix – into an audio embedder into one of the camera feeds that then comes back to a LiveU server in the control room where they do the final mix. They have one or two operators onsite and one or two in the control room. The LiveU Solo is used to provide ultimate redundancy for the final stream.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Firehouse Productions Sets Live Sound Ablaze With Dante Audio-Over-IP Networking
As a sound production company specialising in live events, Firehouse Productions is regularly entrusted with the design, operation and management of c
Alias Hire Invests In The Live U LU-400
Alias Hire had been investigating the various products of mobile SIM based products for a few years prior to when we purchased our Live U (LU-400) dev
Telestream Announces Latest Version Of Lightspeed Live Stream
Telestream has announced the latest version of Lightspeed Live Stream, its enterprise-class live multiscreen encoding, packaging and distribution syst
NFTS Launches Live TV Simulator Course
The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has launched a Live TV Simulator Sports Production course in partnership with HBS Broadcast Academy, th
SAM Demonstrates World's Fastest 4K Live Sports Workflow
At NAB 2017, Snell Advanced Media (SAM) will introduce a wide range of new technology across its product portfolio. These include the new 12G - SDI pr
Matrox To Showcase Captioning Of Live Web Programming
Dedicated to offering intuitive solutions for broadcasters, Matrox is demonstrating the Monarch HDX's all new, captioning of live internet programming
IPE To Upgrade Radio 5 Live With IDS
IPE have announced that it has successfully delivered a contract for a site-wide upgrade of IPE's Intelligent Display System (IDS) at BBC Radio 5 Live
LIVESHOT Next-Generation Live Multi-Stream HD Video Multi-Codec
Comrex LiveShot is a compact camera-mountable Multi-Stream HD codec that sends video and audio from the field to the studio using the public internet
BSI Deploys 4K Wireless Camera System In Live Production
BSI has completed a series of live tests with a 4K version of its wireless camera system. While most prime time sports events in the UK already air in
SonoVTS Helps Brings Zambian Parliament Live
sonoVTS has announced that along with STRYME, a long-term supplier of the Austrian Broadcast Corporation (ORF) a broadcast solutions expert, devised a
SIS LIVE Confirms CABSAT 2018 Appearance
SIS LIVE has announced that it will demonstrate its Anylive and Gateway Service at CABSAT 2018 in January. SIS LIVE's Anylive fibre network provides p
Bexel Supplies Infrastructure For Katy Perry Live Stream
Bexel, as part of its partnership with Fly on the Wall Entertainment, has delivered a complete broadcast infrastructure for Katy Perry's recent 'Witne
LiveU Announces Launch Of 'Solo'
LiveU has announced the launch of its new 'Plug and Play' Solo live streaming bonding solution. The solution will see the company bring its broadcasti
LiveU Solo Helps Huffington Post Live Stream HD Content
LiveU has created a new 'plug and play' live streaming bonding solution that connects automatically to Facebook, enabling broadcasters and content cre
LiveU BroadcastAsia2016 Preview
Ahead of BroadcastAsia2016 LiveU has announced a number of previews, including its full range of live video acquisition, management and distribution s