BT – Unbreakable Disco

Unbreakable Disco - BT’s star-studded virtual event celebrating the pandemic’s ‘Unbreakable Heroes’.

Captured on 6 cameras with Sony Fx9s and Panasonic PTZs, Sophie Ellis Bextor’s  ‘Unbreakable Disco’ was a vibrant, celeb-tastic virtual event honouring  BT’s ‘ Unbreakable Heroes’ of the pandemic.

Sophie  - whose Kitchen Discos kept us dancing, was helped by Joe Wicks  - workout guru, and Fearne Cotton of Dancing Kittens fame as she celebrated the unsung heroes who used the internet to help people stay connected during Lockdown.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Unbreakable Disco

Sophie said 'BT's Unbreakable Disco is a special moment to recognise these everyday Unbreakables who kept us going during difficult times. With a set-list dedicated to the heroes and some special shout-outs, I'm excited to dance the night away in honour of all the inspirational stories emerging from lockdown.'

Laura Llewelyn Jones, co-founder of The West End of Wales Orchestra, Chris Jowsey, host of weekly lockdown online pub quizzes, and Kerry Irving  who documented daily dog walks with Springer Spaniels Max, Paddy and Harry were just three of the unsung heroes celebrated.

Whilst other celebs involved included Romesh Ranganathan, Gary Barlow, Chris Martin, Gordon Ramsey and Mylene Klass.

We cut the show live with our TC2 Elite and uploaded  the dual encoded stream via Vmix to YouTube at 4K.

Out of the Darkness by Holocaust Learning UK

We are proud to have facilitated the shooting of the Out of Darkness film for Holocaust Learning UK at Broadley Studios, having donated all studio time and equipment free of charge. Please read on below...

For the last 19 years, Holocaust Learning UK, has invited students from schools and colleges into synagogues to learn about the Holocaust. During their events, the young people meet a Holocaust survivor, hear their testimony and work in small groups with trained facilitators to explore the underlying issues of racism, bullying and discrimination that still resonate today. 

Around 35,000 students have passed through its programme and Holocaust Learning UK has been pleased to welcome all students, whether they have been sent in small subject-specific groups such as GCSE or A level History, RE or Philosophy or as part of entire year groups from Year 8 through to Sixth Form.   

Due to the COVID crisis, Holocaust Learning UK is not able to invite students into the participating synagogues in 2021, and so they have commissioned the film which will be shown in classrooms instead.

Out of the Darkness Film

The hour-long film, ‘Out of the Darkness’ includes the testimony of a Holocaust Survivor and features a rabbi and a diverse cast of teenage students, mainly from the National Youth Theatre, who deliver compelling extracts from other survivors’ testimonies.   It teaches the students about the Holocaust in the context of the Second World War, and references subsequent genocides and persecution. 

Out of the Darkness is fundamentally about encouraging students to learn the lessons from the past to help build a better, safer future for everyone."Hope this is helpful,  apologies for the delay and let me know if you need anything else.  

Find out more about the film here.

Broadley facilitates Goals House live streaming for UNGA & Freuds PR

Live streaming became an essential part of the events industry this year, and back in September we broadcast a week of live streamed panels and events for the United Nations, which was organised by Freuds. The event was hosted at the brand new SOHO house at 180 The Strand which temporarily became the Goals House and the broadcast hub in which Richard Landy of Broadley was tasked to produce and provide camera crew and equipment as well as setting up an MCR (Master Control Room) taking streaming feeds from Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Kigali and of course London, which were then streamed onto a bespoke website created for the UN. Participants were able to access a specific website which safely and privately broadcasted the content to the invited guests.

The event was aimed at addressing the UN’s global goals. Back in 2015 the United Nations set up 17 goals which focus on finding solutions to tackle poverty, inequality, climate change and what is next for the human race. This event was created as a 5 year review and an opportunity to discuss the challenges and ideas for the next 10 years.

Goals House

Our London base was aptly named ‘Goals House’ where host Matt Barbet was joined by fellow hosts Meereen Baig, Karthi Gnanasegaram, Mwaka Mudenda, Emma-Louise Boynton and Gail Gallie to interview a whole range of guests on the challenges we face as a species. The interviews included both physical guests sitting in the studio and virtual guests and panels which linked participants from around the globe, enabling a tapestry of diverse voices to join discussions during the height of a global pandemic. Some of the remote guests included Richard Curtis, Sadiq Khan and Lewis Hamilton as well as content featuring HRH Prince Charles (Prince of Wales).

This event proved that live streaming and broadcasting services are a growing industry that can help us continue to share knowledge, connect with each other and learn from one another in a world where physical contact is no longer viable (for now!).

If you want to learn more about our live streaming services and how we can help you, please email Richard here.