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The BBC used a total of 150 cameras across 17 locations providing coverage along the Ceremonial route, in the Abbey, for the Coronation Concert and in both of its temporary studios in London and Windsor – as well as the ten sites for Lighting Up The Nation (including Blackpool, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Gateshead, Cornwall and Belfast).
The broadcaster has had 19 separate Outside Broadcast Production Operations deployed in London covering the route, service and presentation operation. This figure includes two OBs for the concert as well as 10 across the UK supporting the Lighting Up The Nation broadcast locations.
BBC streamed the Coronation on multiple locations in Ultra High Definition and High Dynamic Range. BBC iPlayer’s UHD stream also use Wide Colour Gamut.
The sound teams created a soundscape in 5.1 surround to capture the music sequences of the processions as well as inside the Abbey, said the broadcaster.
The Coronation was the BBC’s most accessible live event ever on BBC iPlayer. Viewers was able to watch with subtitles, sign language and an alternative commentary version was available for people with sight loss.
Hannah Wyatt, MD for Factual Entertainment and Live Events, BBC Studios Productions said: “It’s a huge honor to be covering this once-in-a-lifetime occasion. Our Live Events production team are world-class and continually innovate to ensure the coverage provides viewers with the best possible experience, from Ultra-high Definition (UHD) pictures to 5.1 surround sound enabling the audience to really feel like they’re part of this historic event.”
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