2016 - What a Year!
We probably say this every year, but we really can't believe that Christmas is already upon us! 2016 has passed us by in a flash, thanks to all the fabulous events and projects we have worked on throughout the year. We've already got some pretty cool jobs lined up for next year, and we can't wait to see what else 2017 has in store!
To mark the end of what's been a pretty eventful year all round, we've combed back through our archives and put together a collection of our favourite moments
Here's a more specific shortlist of our proudest 2016 moments
- At the Exhibition News Awards in May, we were Highly Commended for Technology, and nominated in two categories. We were also proud to provide filming and video production of the awards
- In June we travelled to Shanghai, to deliver Event TV at CPhI China
- At the Speciality and Fine Food Fair in September, we launched our new Event TV Lite Channel, a scaled back version of full Event TV, tailored for smaller events
- Also in September, we provided the entire stage backdrop to the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards, consisting of a super-wide LED impact screen showing a live feed of the event, animations, nomination videos, and our TwitterWall. We also delivered winner interviews and our Video at the Speed of Twitter
- We filmed all the action at the first ever Unsigned Music Awards in October, which was then broadcast on TV
- In November we went to Mumbai to provide Event TV at CPhI India
On that note, we would like to wish all of our friends from all over the world, Happy Holidays and a very prosperous 2017 – here’s to another exciting year in the world of events and video production.
We're pretty sure its going to be awesome, as the future for video marketing looks very bright indeed! An infographic from HighQ calls 2017 'The Year of Video Marketing' revealing the impact online video will have across all industries, and why businesses shouldn’t neglect video as a key content marketing channel.
We can't wait! See you all in 2017!
Broadcasting Live From Mumbai
They say great things come in threes, and this is definitely the case for our presence at CPhI events in 2016.
Less than one month on from CPhI Worldwide in Barcelona (and following a pretty strenuous visa application process), we dug out our t shirts and jetted to Mumbai to deliver Event TV at the 10th anniversary CPhI & P-MEC India.
With all the industry movers and shakers coming together across two venues at one of the largest pharma events in Asia, it was vital to provide a quality content TV channel which captured and promoted the most exciting, diverse and important highlights from across the show.
Fronted by presenter Dr David Bull, CPhI TV live streamed a variety of content such interviews, workshops, demonstrations and panel discussions to six impact LED screens across the two venues to 40,000 attendees, as well as streaming live on YouTube.
Watch the various highlights from CPhI & P-MEC India on the CPhI YouTube channel
Henry and Rob
Live from the World Cheese Awards in San SebastiÃ¡n
In November 2016 we turned the 29th World Cheese Awards into a live Event TV channel.
Presented by Nigel Barden and Jo Pickard, World Cheese Awards TV followed all the exciting action at the most prestigious awards event in cheese, which was staged this year in San Sebastián as part of the International Cheese Festival. The channel was streamed live online where it was watched by viewers from all over the globe.
Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, the World Cheese Awards drew entries from 31 different countries this year, from Australia to Italy and Mexico to Mozambique. Cheese of all shapes and sizes made their way to the Kursaal Congress Centre where 266 cheese experts tasted and graded over 3,000 cheeses in a single day, giving Bronze, Silver, Gold and Super Gold awards to worthy entries.
The final judging panel then debated the top 16 cheeses in front of a trade and consumer audience, broadcast live on World Cheese TV, before crowning this year’s World Champion Cheese.
You can watch our highlights video below
Our screens to spend Christmas on Oxford Street
We installed two LED impact screens for the Christmas 2016 period in the main window display of one of Oxford’s Street’s largest department stores.
The 3m x 2m and 2m x 2.5m high resolution screens will display a variety of engaging digital content at the flagship store of one of the UK’s leading retail brands.
LED was the perfect choice for the brightly lit window display, enabling the screens to appear vibrant and eye-catching at any time of day along one of London’s most famous and busiest streets.
We live broadcast the Golden Joystick Awards
Presented by Julia Hardy (Radio 1) and James Veitch at the Indigo O2, the 34th annual awards recognised the best video games of the year as voted by the British public.
Awards included Best PlayStation Game, Best Xbox Game, Best Indie Game and the coveted Ultimate Game of the Year. Our camera crew captured all the action which was live broadcasted to YouTube, gaining just under 40,000 views. The broadcast featured interviews with producers and developers of the biggest games of the moment, as well as exclusive behind the scenes footage and previews of the next big game releases.
Watch the YouTube broadcast below.
Filming at the Unsigned Music Awards
Continuing with our streak of work on exciting award shows, we provided a camera team to film at the Unsigned Music Awards, held on Thursday 27th October.
Hosted by Laura Whitmore (MTV) and Chris Stark (BBC Radio 1), the Unsigned Music Awards are the first-ever televised awards show to be exclusively dedicated to celebrating the achievements of unsigned music talent.
Our camera crew captured all the action which was streamed live on to large screens around the venue, London’s Troxy. The footage was then aired on Monday 31st October on Sky, Freesat and Freeview.