BBC R&D is remote producing a series of gigs that are being live-streamed online from the Great Exhibition of the North


BBC Research & Development (BBC R&D) is live-streaming a series of performances from BBC 6 Music and BBC Music Introducing to the BBC Arts Live page using unmanned 4K cameras.

It is using components of two BBC R&D projects – SOMA (single operator mixing application) and IP Studio – to enable the live, remote production of the performances.

The gigs are being captured live from the Sage, Gateshead as part of the Great Exhibition of the North, by ‘unoperated’ 4K UHD cameras.

Various crops/cut-outs from the 4K wide shot are used to create ‘virtual cameras’, which are vision mixed live by a remote operator.

The live streaming began over the weekend and continues through to the end of next weekend.

The full list of gigs being live-streamed are:


Friday 22nd:

19:30: Skinny Pelembe

20:30: Nightmares on Wax


Saturday 23rd:

20:00: Tom Ravenscroft

21:00 Vessels


Sunday 24th:

19:30: Rafiki Jazz

20:25: Nadine Shah


Monday 25th:

20:00: She Drew the Gun

21:05: PINS (pictured above)


Friday 29th:

Time TBC: Roisin Murphy


Saturday 30th:

12:00: A Festival, A Parade

13:00: Chrystal

14:00: Dylan Cartlidge

15:00: Roxy Girls

16:00: Polo

17:00: Sam Fender


Sunday 1st:

20:00: Jim Ghedi

20:45: Paul Smith & Rachel Unthank

21:30: Kathryn Tickell