Football Summit 2019: BT Sport to discuss remote production over 5G

Next month’s SVG Europe Football Summit in Paris will include a special session dedicated to the work done by BT Sport on using 5G mobile networks to remotely produce coverage of football matches.

In ‘Taking them all on: How 5G will simplify remote football production’ BT Sport chief operating officer Jamie Hindhaugh and chief engineer Andy Beale will present their findings to date, discuss the key technologies used and outline how mobile networks could disrupt sports broadcasting.

The session follows the successful completion of a world first broadcast in November 2018 that saw BT Sport and EE successfully carry out a live 5G remote production trial, delivering a two-way transmission from Wembley Stadium to London ExCeL in November 2018.

BT Sport presenter, Matt Smith, and Matt Stagg, director of mobile strategy, at Wembley Stadium taking part in the first ever remotely produced live broadcast over 5G

The demonstration was designed to illustrate the potential opportunities that 5G can bring to sports broadcasters. BT Sport intends using 5G to increase the breadth of its coverage as well as improve efficiencies.

The EE Wembley Cup (Sunday 25 November) was the first sporting event to be broadcast live using 5G remote production.

The football match, featuring YouTube’s biggest footballers alongside international football legends, was delivered over EE’s 5G network live from Wembley Stadium and then shown live on the channel of YouTube star Spencer Owen.

The SVG Europe Football Summit 2019 will also feature a session on production and technical innovation at UEFA, a Match Directing Masterclass and an Augmented Reality showcase.

As with all SVG Europe events, there will be plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day. Delegates will also get the chance to take part in a guided tour of the Stade de France.

The Football Summit, sponsored by EVS, will take place at the Stade de France in Paris on Thursday 28 February 2019. For more information, and to register, visit

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