Just over two years ago, we were there when Beyonce rocked the Pyramid stage at the world's greatest music and arts festival. The fields of Worthy Farm recovered and the Stones, Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons packed their bags for Somerset. Yes, Glastonbury once again and we were hugely excited to be a part of it.
With a little help from Hyperactive, the BBC's ambition was to make this the best Glastonbury ever for audiences and the first truly digital one, with more access to the bands and easier ways to watch and listen than ever before. For the first time, music fans were able to choose from over 250 hours of coverage and streaming, available wherever, whenever and however they wanted. Over 120 performances, from six of the main stages, were streamed live across the three days and there was a huge range of TV and radio coverage of the festival, all fronted by a crack team of the best music-loving presenters in the business.
We had 3 teams working on different aspects of delivering the coverage. One team was working to support a fleet of Hyperactive Final Cut edits delivering content for the BBC website whilst another team supported an EVS operation especially set up for the Red Button edit and transmission.
Then of course there was the main coverage for BBC Music Television and our EVS ingest and transmission servers combined with our Avid post production facilities worked flat out all over the Glastonbury weekend as did our two experienced support engineers who were on site to make sure every went smoothly.