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About the event

As part of Showcase’s on-going relationship with the Salvation Army they were contracted to deliver an outside broadcast from Shoreditch Fire Station. The event gave insight into how they respond any time of the day or night to support the emergency services on the ground at a crisis.


As with previous events the brief was to provide a solution for streaming their live event via YouTube Live for stakeholders and delegates to watch. The client had their own TV production system so they provided the video cameras and operators whilst Showcase advised on best connectivity and streaming solution. Due to the nature and location of the event – they were asked to provide an internet solution as the Fire Station was not able to provide one.


Showcase conducted a site survey to establish the availability of 5G and 4G, using their commercial grade wireless routers they were able to establish a strong connection for both live and backup feed for the event. Their on-site production team controlled live camera feeds via a production suite, as well as layering lower thirds. Following the run of show document, they played back video content. The presenters were fed back audio and video cues via a discrete wireless earpiece and lapel radio mics were fed and mixed with other audio via a digital console. As with all virtual events they brought video hard drives to allow the event to be recorded for post-event video clips to be used for The Salvation Army’s social media and promotion of the charity.

As per previous events Showcase consulted on best practice, offering solutions and guidance to ensure event success.


The client was extremely happy with the event and are discussing future longer term contracts with Showcase.