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Live broadcasting

Q How often have we got local broadcasters involved in our events?
A Very rarely.

Q Could we live broadcast events ourselves?
A Maybe....

This is a page to collate ideas. Contributions welcome!

What & Why

Sporting events
  • FAI constituents frequently wonder 'what does FAI do for us?'. Live broadcast would help show the World what we do. Though neither live nor FAI related, this paramotor video got 425,000 views in the first week of its release on youtube...
Record attempts
  • Big budget and extremely sophisticated with microwave links and 35 different cameras Red Bull Stratos broadcast the event live on Youtube.
  • Should plenary meetings be broadcast to everyone, or perhaps just to Delegates who have a proxy in the the meeting?


  • Interesting article at about how they broadcast Extreme Sailing live with minimal equipment.
  • Justin tv invented the notion of lifecasting
  • Google Hangout possible set-up for meetings:
    • A number of laptops or smart-phones with webcam and microphone are laid around the table covering as many delegates as possible. Their speaker volume must be turned to zero.
    • A open conference is created among those laptops or smartphones.
    • Remote delegates join the conference. As they join an open conference they will only be receivers.
    • Remote delegates use chat, mail, voice or whatever to privately communicate with their proxies in the room.
    • This requires a minimum bandwidth provided by the host (FAI office in this case). Both internet and local network (cable or WiFi) bandwidths must be considered.
    • Homogeneous laptops or smart-phones should be used, and they should also be provided by the host.
    • Thorough testing is necessary before starting the conference.
    • An open conference is open to anybody who finds it in Google, not only delegates.

Added by Richard Meredith-Hardy Last edited by Richard Meredith-Hardy on 14 Oct, 2012 17:33. Quick links: or Live broadcasting
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