US Secretary of State Webcast

StreamUK was asked by WRG to deliver a live video link between the US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Open Government Partnership Summit in London on 31st October. The brief was to create a reliable, high quality and cost-effective solution that would enable Senator Kerry to present from within a government building in Washington to an audience of 1,200 people in London.

The link needed to allow two-way conversation between Senator Kerry and the panel in London, which included the Rt Hon William Hague, the UK Foreign Secretary. The quality needed to be good enough to be projected on a large screen at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre.

We used our in-depth knowledge of online video to deploy a solution that enabled the Secretary of State to participate in the conference almost as if he were in London. He simply needed to use a videoconferencing suite at the State Department and could see, hear and take part in the proceedings in London, guided by moderator Rageh Omaar. The StreamUK team ensured the link was rigorously tested and fully backed up to eliminate any risk of technical failure.

The link worked perfectly and had the flexibility to cope with late changes to accommodate the participants’ tight schedules.

“As ever Stream UK did an outstanding job in delivering a high quality and backed up video link at extremely short notice and in front of an internationally important audience.  Nothing was too much trouble and the team were responsive to all our demands. A cost effective solution was proposed, working to tight deadlines and all managed in a professional way…..Thank you”  – Mark Wallace, Chairman of WRG. “

“WRG’s brief was a challenge which we enjoyed meeting,” said Steve Garvey, Commercial Director of StreamUK. “Our job was to enable WRG to focus on delivering a great Summit while we made sure the video link worked perfectly. With support from the US State Department, the UK Cabinet Office and WRG, we were able to deliver within a tight schedule and budget. It’s the kind of project we relish.”