OB Production & Live Stream of the Vans Shop Riot Finals in Madrid

3xScreen provided full OB production and live streaming services to Vans for the Shop Riot Finals in Madrid.

3xScreen has been providing end-to-end OB production and streaming services for Vans events across Europe for years now.

The 2015 Vans Shop Riot final was held in Madrid so 3xScreen’s custom-built OB van headed south towards the sun for the two-day event.

The first element of our Internet based production workflow was the provision of high-speed event Wi-Fi. Using our KA satellite dishes, we were able to provide independent networks for the event organisers and the live stream.

With our network in place, we then moved on to the production rig. The seven HD camera live production included wireless links over Teredek Beam and a jib-mounted camera – enabling our cameramen to wirelessly shoot dynamic up-close footage of the riders.

The OB van was fully equipped with the Newtek suite of production kit including a Tricaster 860, 3Play 425 and Livetext machine; the live action replays and live animated graphics adding the extra layer of production value. The production of the actual skate competition included live commentary and live crosses to the onsite webcast hosts who conducted interviews with the riders.

Using our standard OB live streaming mobile uplink workflow to send the feed over both primary and backup links to the 3xScreen MCR, we were able to publish the stream to multiple client platforms where it was watched by hundreds of thousands of live viewers and many more subsequent on demand viewers.