Are Venues Ready to Live Stream?

As virtual events become more complex a stable internet connection is going to become even more vital.  We cannot control the internet speeds of those attending, but we can ensure our “broadcast” is uninterrupted.

While conference rooms have been empty, many venues have upgraded their broadband; to ensure they are able to better support live streaming.  Most have worked with their AV suppliers to put together a package to support live broadcasting.

Virtual Studios

A few venues have even taken it a step further and set up semi-permanent studios in their conference rooms.  Some rooms are just for broadcast only; some have space for a live audience so are ideal for hybrid events.

The pictures in this article are from one of the most impressive studios at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.  The hotel working with their AV supplier Smart AV has set up SmartStudio XR.  This is a unique virtual and hybrid event studio.  It features the very latest extended reality technology, which enables you to host bespoke events in a safe and secure environment.  The Studio’s production set up allows content to be pre-recorded and/or streamed via Zoom or a virtual event platform. The Studio is set up in one of the Royal Lancaster’s largest meeting rooms so will allow you to have a live audience as soon as you are able.  The SmartStudio XR acts as a stage and set for a live event at the same time as a broadcast studio for virtual delegates.

There are other venues around the country that have also set up broadcast studios or are working with an AV supplier who is able to set up the studio overnight.

Have your panel, host and keynote speakers broadcast from a professional studio.  There is nothing wrong with still having guest speakers dialling in from home.  But having the host and some speakers broadcast from a studio already enhances the look and feel of the conference.

HotelRes Can Help

We have been working with a number of clients to find venues that are “Live Stream Ready”.  Give us a call if you are looking for a venue with excellent broadband from which to set up your own studio or if you want to look into broadcasting your next event from a professional looking studio.