Working with Canadian Astronauts

An out of this world experience

We at iSiLIVE wish to provide you valuable insight into what it is that we do and what we take pride in. This is from us, to you, in an effort to inspire a better webcasting future.

By iSiLIVE

In 2013, our company had the privilege of working with our Canadian astronauts aboard the International Space Station to broadcast their reaction to the debut of Canada’s new five and
ten dollar bills. This change in the material of our nation’s currency from paper to synthetic materials was a major topic of mainstream media, that was covered internationally. We were hired by the Bank of Canada to provide our live-stream webcasting so that the opinions of our astronauts in space could be heard around the world commenting on this exciting change.

The entire event took 2 days to execute, which involved preparation of equipment, various logistical planning, and a full dress rehearsal. The event itself was a 30 minute live webcast streamed worldwide via the iSi Content Delivery Network, as well as redistribution to the Bank of Canada Youtube Channel (links below). We were connected with a communications representative with the Bank of Canada, who had created a storyboard and event timing down to the second. This allowed all parties involved to work as one cohesive production engine. Camera shots and switching were left up to the video production lead, and a real-time monitor displayed to the audience and the stage participants what content was being delivered to the viewers watching live. The event was a complete success and is by far one of the most prideful and memorable experiences our company has had the privilege of being a part of. We also received mission patches from the ISS team as a token of appreciation for a job well done. It is hard to think of a more interesting company experience than working with astronauts live in space. Hope you enjoyed this story! If you want more information on the services we provide, please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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iSi Content Delivery Network Original ISS Broadcast Footage

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