The Experience Lagos, The Voices of Gospel Live with NewTek TriCaster

The world's largest gospel concert took place in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 6th, brought live to a worldwide audience with NewTek TriCaster.

The Experience Lagos, is the world's largest Gospel concert, gathering some of today's best-known gospel artists. Originally, The Experience was an opportunity for Nigerians to put aside their differences, to come together and pray.

The production of the live concert was operated by David Ayeni from Highway Limited London, 3D Storm partner and NewTek reseller in Nigeria. Highway Limited was in charge of the live production workflow design, including the camera setup, the creation and implementation of the motion graphics for Ads breaks, as well as the transitions and logo set on the animation buffers.

For such a big event, the production setup was heavy, with 13 cameras in order to cover the full stadium. Therefore David chose to use 2 TriCasters, a TriCaster 8000 on which he connected 7 cameras, and a TriCaster 800 series with the 6 other cameras. The outputs from both TriCasters were connected to each other on the eighth channel. The 6 cameras on the TriCaster 800 series were sending content via the auxiliary output into the TriCaster 8000.

Both TriCasters were used for transmission to television networks in Nigeria and abroad, such as OHTV London. The instant live streaming was operated by the TriCaster on a vendor's site for distribution to other linked sites. The TriCaster 800 series fed the screens located in the stadium while the TriCaster 8000 was used to send content for broadcast on television and for the online viewers as well.

"The Experience is a unique event worldwide and one of the most important concert in Nigeria", says Michael Ogundeji, Director of Highway Limited, "We were honored to be able to share this experience with the world, using all the capabilities of TriCaster.

TriCaster was the perfect choice to broadcast this event, as it could handle the complicated set up and was able to create and send content for a live audience of 500 000 people, and for 7 million people watching the live concert on television. "

This year’s concert was held at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, on December 6th. The production started at 6pm and ended with the sun rise on the second day. The first edition of the event attracted over 70,000 persons in 2006. This year's concert saw more than 500 000 people attending, making The Experience the largest musical concert in Africa. The Line up of artists included award winning artists Tye Tribbet, Yolanda Adams, Donnie Mcclurkin, Don Moen, Cece Winans, Micah Stampley.

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About Highway Communications

When you think of the world we are living today, you think of information technology, internet, web streaming, social networking and global media communication. Have you ever had something you will like to share with the world? Do you have a vision, a great idea and a goal to make your dream a reality? With the right multimedia and broadcasting platform and web streaming, you can show the world the vision you have; and Highway’s aim is to make that dream a reality.

Highway Audio Visual Communication started in 1997 as a small reseller of audio/video and recording equipment. We have steadily grown and expanded into one of the leading resellers of broadcast and professional video solutions. Highway Limited is an authorized NewTek Elite Partner reseller as well as a Certified TriCaster™ Operator. We are also authorized dealer and reseller for Sony, Datavideo, JVC, Blackmagic Design, Panasonic, Canon, Libec, Cambo, Sennheiser Microboards, Sommer Cable, Ianiro, Kramer, Audio-Technica, IDX, Clear-Com, Christie, Fujinon, AJA and MovieTech to name but a few.

Our team are very passionate and dedicated to delivering the best care and support with complete customer satisfaction. We aim to understand and meet the various needs of our customers, whether in broadcast, corporate environment, education, concerts and shows, house of worship or sports. Part of our goal is to provide solutions that ensure maximum profitability, creativity, productivity, effectiveness and time management; we always aim for success. You can trust and rely on us to give you all the support that is needed to make your production even better. We provide full service support, along with training and consulting as well as system integration.

Highway Limited strives on positivity, loyalty, honesty and we are a trustworthy company. And we can assure you that every member of our team strive for the same goal, to help you and give you the best possible customer service care you have ever seen or experienced.