BBC English regions has 40 local radio stations and 12 divisions producing nightly news broadcasts, all requiring fast transport of media.
A recent example was BBC2's Springwatch, where Butterworth transported live material from an osprey nest in Scotland using an internet connection to show it live on the web. The BBC will be demonstrating a V-Sat Vehicle which Butterworth helped to develop with satellite and broadcast systems integrator Satcomm.
Particular areas of interest for Butterworth include live audio over 3G, being developed by Quicklink and Technica Del Arte, which is developing a technology called Luci, which is demoing a live audio streaming solution at this year's IBC. Butterworth cites high-speed 3G as a particular area of interest.
“It gives providers more ability to provide live footage over mobile. The technology arrived in the UK at the beginning of the year and is just beginning to take off.”
He will also be looking out for low-cost radio camera systems that will run content locally over the internet and reviewing solutions from Domo and Boxx. “I am searching for technology that allows
me to get content back to base in the quickest and cheapest way,” declares Butterworth.