Hurrah! The team here at Groovy Gecko is delighted to have won the award for Best Live Webcast at last night’s 2013 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Awards. We are absolutely chuffed to have won this award and it makes all those hours spent watching and waiting for those little eggs to hatch absolutely worth the effort. A big thank you to all those that voted for us, we are extremely grateful. Thank you, thank you and thank you again *sniffle*.
Before we go too Paltrow, we better talk about the project.
Groovy Gecko has won this award for our collaboration with Channel 4 and Windfall films on Easter Eggs Live, two one hour live programmes over Easter bank holiday weekend. This innovative natural history documentary included a full week of streaming ahead of the live television programmes with the production team curating content from 50 live sources from around the world with 17 streams live at any one time.
We built a viewing and production management platform so that the Editorial team could keep their eyes on as many animals at one time as possible as well as switching feeds live for the audience. We also created an archive of all the streams 24/7 and tools to be able to capture thumbnails from them and publish to the main progamme’s site. This meant not only tackling the sheer volume of content being created but also how the footage was collected from remote locations around the world.
Winning this award not only acknowledges our contribution to the success of the Easter Eggs Live documentary, but it also endorses Groovy Gecko as a leader of the use of streaming in the broadcast industry. Once again we have successfully made the impossible possible and brought the public a completely fresh type of wildlife documentary. We look forward to breaking new boundaries and collaborating on new innovative documentaries in the future. And also, hopefully, winning more awards!
Thanks again to all our supporters. Gecko high fives all round.