Six OBE C-100 encoders from Open Broadcast Systems were used by the BBC for its coverage of this year’s Glastonbury festival.


The encoders transported HD feeds over IP from six stages to London for the broadcaster’s web and red button services.

It was the first ever on-site IP delivery from Glastonbury.

The C-100 encoders ran as software on existing Intel-based hardware.

“BBC News has already shown that software based on open source running on off-the-shelf hardware can be used on a daily basis,” said Open Broadcast Systems managing director Kieran Kunhya.

“The BBC has now proven that a high-profile event like Glastonbury can be encoded and transported over IP using the same concept.”