First Sight Media reaches finals of Event Technology Awards

We’re rather proud to announce that we are a finalist in the Event Technology Awards for Best Hybrid Event or Live Streaming Solution. The winner will be announced at the Event Technology Awards ceremony on 7th November.

The Event Technology Awards recognise the achievements of companies delivering digital and technological solutions to the events industry, which is just what we do! Each award category is judged by a panel of leading industry experts.

Our entry for the Best Hybrid Event or Live Streaming Solution was based around a live streaming event where we devised a solution to deliver video case studies and information from 4 locations across the UK.

The solution we developed for a leading pharmaceutical company brought together typically independent technologies:

  • Video Conferencing for real-time communication between the 4 hub sites in England and Scotland with bridging facilities to ensure each site could see either each other or whoever was talking.
  • Live streaming HTML5 technology to enable scalable viewership to anyone with a modern browser, mobile or otherwise
  • First Sight Media’s innovative iPresenter to ensure the viewers at home had a rich, buffer-free experience with both video and slides simultaneously on screen. iPresenter also has the capability to enable live Q&A and Polling, which was delivered via a dedicated microsite built by First Sight Media which enabled user login and therefore data analysis.

With 200 viewers in total, made up of around 40 attendees at each of the 4 sites and the same number joining to watch from home, this far exceeded the client’s usual offline sessions which typically attracted only between 8 and 12 attendees in total.

Rich Belcher, Director of First Sight Media said,

Putting together a bespoke live steaming solution and making sure it works seamlessly on the day is what we have built our reputation around. This was a particularly interesting project with pre-production key to success – although with 12 crew around the country the evening wasn’t without its challenges. But the customer’s reaction at the end made it all worthwhile. Often the high level of customer service and the ability to be flexible is what stands us apart.

The Event Technology Awards are held as part of Event Tech Live, a show dedicated to event technology. Event Tech Live takes place on 7th & 8th November 2018 at The Old Truman Brewery, London. First Sight Media can be found at Stand 16 or via firstsight.media

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