The official media channel of the MWC19 Barcelona, Mobile World Live TV, will be broadcasted live by Samsung Electronics. Samsung Electronics itself announced today that using their 5G network; they will be live broadcasting the entire event. The Live stream will be aired on big screens throughout the venue, Fira Gran Via, and the lobbies and bedrooms of more than 280 hotels in Barcelona will also be subjected to live stream broadcast.
The live broadcast is supposed to cover the entirety of the event, which will last for five days. So, for five days, the interviews, features, and keynotes from renowned industry leaders will be a part of the live stream. What is remarkable about this live streaming event is that this is going to be the first year in which the 5G live broadcasting will be taking place on Mobile World Live TV.
Samsung’s 5G solutions used for this live streaming comprise a radio access unit (5G Radio) and a 5G router (CPE). These will go behind the mechanics of the High Definition Television Video (HDTV) camera located at the Mobile World Live TV booth in Broadcast Village, Gran Via. 5G broadcast, which uses an ultra-low latency for transmission, is able to overcome the difficulties faced by any normal fiber-based network.
As is the case with any live event, it engages the viewers at a level unmatched by a, say, pre-recorded event. So it demands seamless transmission of high-quality and large-capacity content via whatever medium possible without having to face any kind of latency. Whether this venture will be successful will be determined by the experiences of the users and which in turn will provide necessary and sufficient information for seamless broadcasting in the near future.
We are thrilled to demonstrate how our latest technology can make an outstanding difference in creating new possibilities for broadcast at MWC19 Barcelona, the largest trade show in the mobile industry. – GY Seo, The Senior Vice President and Head of Global Sales and Marketing, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics
Commenting on the live broadcasting event, Justin Springham, the Director of Media Content and Broadcast, GSMA said, “Mobile World Live TV has a history of using mobile technology to power its broadcast, with 4G cameras supporting live transmission from across Fira Gran Via and the city of Barcelona in previous years. For 2019 we are excited to broadcast using Samsung’s 5G network, enabling true seamless transmission without latency. Mobile World Live TV and Samsung will be at the forefront of offering immersive user experiences thanks to this 5G broadcast.” It should be mentioned that one of the major Korean operators has already chosen Samsung as their 5G vendor.
The Mobile World Live TV will be aired from 4 pm CET on Sunday 24 February through to 4 pm Thursday 28 February.