MWC 2015: Ericsson to provide captioning for live TV summit

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 28 February 2015

Ericsson has been appointed as provider of live captioning services for Mobile World Live TV, the broadcast service of Mobile World Congress 2015 kicking off on Monday 2 March.

Mobile World Live TV will be broadcast live from Ericsson's stand at Mobile World Congress via a dedicated channel across Catalonia, reaching over 150 attendee hotels and 20,000 bedrooms. It will also be available to more throughout the event via more than 100 monitors located within the Fira Gran Via venue. In addition, the channel will be streamed live to the event's app and website.

"Being named official live captioning provider for Mobile World Live TV offers us an excellent opportunity to showcase the innovation and capabilities of our live captioning platform", pointed out Thorsten Sauer, head of broadcast and media services at Ericsson. "Mobile World Live TV is the main platform that enables Mobile World Congress delegates - as well as a global online audience - to keep abreast of what's happening at the show live and as it happens".

Ericsson's live captioning platform made its debut at IBC 2014 . The real-time platform supports live captioning in various languages for broadcasters around the world using speech-to-text, newsroom integration, and rapid offline content preparation.

"The breadth and scope of Mobile World Live TV's content grows every year, and at Mobile World Congress 2015 we're delighted to be offering live captioning services to attendees", added Justin Springham, managing editor of Mobile World Live. "With more than 25 CEO interviews already confirmed for broadcast, as well as more than 20 panel discussions, highlights of every major media event and the Facebook and FCC Mobile World Live keynotes, our partnership with Ericsson will ensure event attendees can follow every minute of the action".