GB News relies on Quicklink Studio for remote management and broadcasting of contributors

GB News is a free-to-air television and radio services in United Kingdom. The broadcaster has chosen Quicklink Studio (ST55) for introducing remote guests into their news productions for national broadcast.

Remote opinions are a large part of the channel’s programming. Withs essence in mind, GB News required a solution for introducing remote guests in high-quality with real-time latency into their Schedule.

“Opinions and thoughts from remote experts/guests are a key part of GB News structure. As a result, it was extremely important that we adopted a solution that would allow us to obtain these opinions in the highest quality possible – Quicklink Studio allowed us to achieve exactly this,” said Stephen Willmott, Head of Technology & Operations at GB News

Using Quicklink Studio Servers (ST100, ST102, ST208 & ST200), the remote guests can be integrated into any workflow using HD-SDI, NDI and other professional broadcast outputs. The solution works within a simple web browser. Contributors can be invited via SMS, WhatsApp, email or by generating an URL link.

In addition, by utilising Quicklink Manager, GB News has operational control over virtual rooms, remote guests and more within one central portal accessible from any global location.

“The management of remote guests is an essential part of introducing remote guests. Our guests are not always the most proficient with technology, however the remote control options within the Quicklink Manager allow us to overcome these challenges by being able to remotely control devices and other aspects of the remote guests. The Quicklink solutions are truly a fundamental part of GB News productions,” adds Stephen Willmott.

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