Since the start of Connecting Media in 1999, we have been producing webcasts (internet livestreams) for events, TV broadcasters, the government and for companies.
For almost twenty years, we provide broadcasts from small events to very large multi-camera productions at home and abroad. It started with a live concert by DJ Dano from the Tagrijn in Hilversum, streaming for ten hours from our small OB-van. This was followed by many projects for the broadcaster KRO/RKK, the Dutch Ministry of Economic and General Affairs in The Hague, Microsoft and Emerce/VNU, IDG. Sports events such as the Military Boekelo, the Fanny Blankers Koen Games, many races on the Zandvoort circuit, and even the 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps and Zolder in Belgium.
In the meantime, our office in Brazil was also working hard on good projects for museum MAM São Paulo, FGV University, and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in São Paulo.
In the last two years, the projects have only become more amazing. The General Electric #DroneWeek from Rio de Janeiro was even nominated for a Webby Award! And immediately after we completed the #Droneweek we celebrated the success with our customer until late at night as a technical team in Brazil with the five transmissions on Facebook Live. After a few hours of sleep, Roeland and René went 'fresh and fruity' to breakfast at a posh hotel in Ipanema with the future client. By that time we didn’t know that it was facebook USA. A good conversation and a week later the decision was made, we had a contract for a webcast production for Facebook USA during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Than the madness started... we had about three weeks to organize everything. People, equipment, temporary import regulations in Brazil because of customs, airline tickets and we had to solve issues regarding a special insurance for American companies.
Connecting Media has been running the livestreams every day for a month on Facebook Live for facebook USA from our three webcast studios in the Canada House, Great-Britain House and the NBC studio in Rio de Janeiro. The webcast studios were fully equipped and staffed by us and partner Amsterdam Productions on behalf of the American CIVIC Entertainment Group. Hundreds of live broadcasts and millions of viewers made this one of our biggest webcast projects ever!
Behind The Scenes #Rio2016 Olympic Games for Facebook USA:
View the possibilities for webcasting on our website.
The Connecting Media crew
nb: 18 to 21 May 2018 we are on request of Gomez Productions again at the largest free jazz festival in the Netherlands, Jazz in Duketown in Den Bosch. We provide the technology, production and live direction for a Facebook livestream and live signal on the LED screens at the main stage on the Parade.