Originally published in Meetings Spotling | Matt Turner

Willard InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Tech for Live Events

Big Whig Media, a full-service multimedia center, has announced additional capabilities at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. Additional access to the extended fiber connection will expand offerings for live events to multiple event rooms covering over 9,700 square feet, including the Grand Ballroom, at the historic hotel.

Connecting the Willard Grand Ballroom to Big Whig Media’s broadcast center provides event organizers and conference attendees direct access to the entire global broadcast infrastructure. TokyoLondonTel AvivMoscow and New York and the U.S. broadcast network pool are all major distribution points reachable via satellite, fiber and IP delivery systems. Now, single or multi-camera productions can be managed inside Big Whig’s control room. This connectivity allows for organizations hosting large events and conferences to conduct press conferences, media interviews, live shot positions, and hybrid events where high-quality online distribution is a priority.

The Willard Center, a partnership of Big Whig Media, The Willard InterContinental Hotel, Carr Workplaces and Café du Parc provide an “all-service destination” for guests and locals alike in downtown Washington D.C. The Willard Center combines media services, workspaces, hotel accommodations, meeting spaces and catering all in one location. With the Willard Center, every aspect of an event can be managed in one spot.

The studio’s technical and streaming partners include the likes of LiveULTN and the Switch. Events can include both live or pre-taped broadcast coverage.

Big Whig Media, based in Washington, D.C., offers multi-camera, high-definition broadcast studios, satellite uplink services, advanced editing suites, podcast, radio and streaming capability, in-person media training, and rooftop camera feeds of iconic Washington sites.

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