Arqiva to live webcast launch of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge

Friday 19 April sees Prince Harry launching the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.

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Friday 19 April sees the launch of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge. At 3pm, Prince Harry, Patron of Walking With The Wounded, will share a stage with an extraordinary team of UK wounded service personnel, officially launching the the Challenge. The expedition which will take place in December 2013, will see the UK team joining wounded from the US and the Commonwealth (Australia and Canada) to embark upon one of the most high profile expeditions of modern times – a race to the South Pole. Full live coverage of the launch event will be broadcast via satellite and live and on-demand online. People all over the world will be able to tune in via the Walking With The Wounded YouTube Channel and the official YouTube Channel of the British Monarchy. Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, who are communications partner for the expedition, will facilitate the webcast.

This webcast will be the first time members of the public will be able to hear from the South Pole UK expedition team, and communication won't stop once the teams leave for the Arctic. For the first time ever in a Walking With The Wounded expedition, Arqiva will provide video uploads and personal team video diaries with the communications capability to capture and transmit pictures of the expedition from the South Pole to the UK in HD quality. Arqiva will
also attempt to provide a live video transmission from the teams; detailing events as they happen in real-time across 10,000 miles direct to the charity in London: a rare live transmission feed from The South Pole.

For the launch Arqiva will provide a SNG truck, beaming the conference via uplink to satellite and to Arqiva's Winchester HQ. Arqiva will then transmit the high definition content via satellite and fibre-optic cable to the expert event webcasting company, FlyOnTheWall. whose remote encoding facility is based with the Arqiva Teleport. FlyOnTheWall will capture, encode and distribute the Arqiva transmitted HD content online wrapping the webcast to produce a polished programme which will be fed live to terrestrial broadcasters globally including ABC in the US who will connect the footage to their programming.