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Case study: The Leveson Inquiry
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Case study: The Leveson Inquiry

The Leveson inquiry into the ‘culture, practices and ethics of the press’ heard from 650 witnesses who testified in person or in writing, generating 6,000 pages of evidence in more than eight months of hearings.

With their history of successfully installing and operating AV equipment for numerous high profile inquiries, RTS were approached to design, install and operate an audiovisual system for the Leveson Inquiry.

The Leveson Inquiry © BSKYB, BBC, ITN

The inquiry was set up in court 73 of the Royal Courts of Justice in London, with a press and public annexe in a temporary structure located in an outside courtyard.

RTS were asked to design:

  • An audiovisual system with full video conferencing capability for the main hearing room
  • Endpoint facilities for both UK and overseas witness video conferencing links
  • Audio and video feed to the press and public overspill annexe
  • High definition video link for national and international broadcast
  • Live web-stream with on-demand content for the inquiry website
  • Witness identity protection (special measures)

RTS engineers installed and operated networked HD PTZ cameras and microphones, and provided a mixed audio and High Definition SDI video feed to the world’s media for broadcast.

The RTS CDN (Content Delivery Network), served over 2 million video requests for live streams and pre-recorded videos of previous hearings totalling almost 216 TB of data transferred for the duration of the inquiry.

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