Case Study:

radarTOUCH for the BBC UK General Election Coverage


Quick Facts

  • Who: BBC S&PP
  • What: Conversion of LED wall into touchscreen for the 2015 UK Election Coverage for the Emily Maitliss screen
  • When: May 7, 2015
  • Tech: RadarTouch


BBC Studios & Post Production (BBC S&PP) approached INITION with a requirement for a solution which would effectively transform a 2x6m LED wall into a touchscreen for the BBC’s live coverage of the UK General Election on May 7.


Taking into account the considerable size of the LED wall, and the necessity for an accurate and reliable solution suitable for a live coverage environment, as well as the rejection of the tungsten light in the studio, INITION selected the RadarTouch system as the optimum solution for the requirements.


The RadarTouch system was mounted below the screen, and was virtually invisible to the viewer, the resulting effect faultless for the duration of the coverage.

“The touch screen system allows immediate access to any constituency in the country. One of our goals with this production was first to ensure that the screen had a ‘wow’ factor but was also 100 percent reliable for a 20 hour live transmission. On such a busy and unpredictable night, we don’t have time to worry about technology, we need it to be stable and foolproof, ensuring a seamless output for audiences.” – Danny Popkin, Technical Manager, BBC S&PP

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