SIS sets sail for Three Queens arrival in Liverpool

DetailsJoseph O'Halloran | 24 May 2015

Broadcast connectivity firm SIS LIVE is to provide live event streaming of the historic arrival of the three Cunard Queen cruise liners at the city of Liverpool on 25 May.

SISThe spectacle marks the luxury cruise company's 175th anniversary, as well as Cunard's link with Liverpool, its base from 1840 until 1967. The three liners — Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria — will line up at the mouth of the Mersey, then sail in unison towards the city.

For the event SIS LIVE is providing three trucks from its SNG fleet to collect feeds from the showcase, facilitate satellite links, and stream the footage to large screens where the ships will dock and at a nearby exhibition centre. SIS LIVE will also provide a live webcast using its in-house encoders, to be hosted on Cunard's website 'We are Cunard', as well as its own YouTube channel. SIS LIVE's SIS 60; a dual path, fully redundant HD SNG vehicle, will collect footage from various cameras filming from different angles, including an aerial helicopter, and uplink it to satellite IS905 using its dedicated satellite capacity. The YouTube feed will also be downlinked from the satellite by various major broadcasters for news coverage.

"SIS LIVE is delighted to be involved in this historic and newsworthy spectacle," said managing director David Meynell. "The sight of Cunard's three liners sailing in formation towards Liverpool will attract interest throughout the world, as well as among crowds gathered locally. I am confident the footage we stream will do justice to what promises to be a stunning sight."