Bringing the final Game of Thrones battle for Seven Kingdoms to seven sites across the UK and Ireland
Anna Valley provided the audio-visual expertise and equipment for Sky’s live, big-screen broadcast of the final episode of “Game of Thrones” at seven sites across the UK and Ireland. The live screenings were part of an exclusive fan experience for Sky VIP customers, managed by Bam Bam Productions.
The GoT events were held in Birmingham, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Newcastle at spectacular venues including the Newcastle Cathedral, the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow and the Freemasons Hall in London. The fan experiences included a themed banquet and live, big-screen viewings of both the final episode of “Game of Thrones” and “Thronecast,” with two-way satellite links between Sky and all seven venues.
Anna Valley supplied all video, lighting, sound and camera technology with a total of sixteen Panasonic HD projectors, over a hundred d&b speakers, over 450 lighting fixtures (258 of which were battery uplighters) and thirty relay screens across the seven locations. A team of fifty technicians and project managers ensured that each venue’s unique AV requirements were taken into account.
“Creating a consistent, concurrent experience across venues that vary from cathedrals to empty warehouses requires a big team of skilled designers and technicians, an extensive stock of AV technology and, most importantly, excellent project management,” says Anna Valley Director, Nick Hart. “Our recent move into bigger premises means we now have the space and capability to support more projects of this scale in the future.”
When a once-in-a-lifetime project like the Game of Thrones Finale comes across your desk, you know you need a team around you that shares your vision, you can trust and will deliver above and beyond the expected. I knew Anna Valley would do just that and were, as always, a trusted and transparent pair of hands.