Virtual event

Project Denkfabrik Legal Tech

The virtual event replaced a face-to-face event hosted by Denkfabrik “Legal Tech” on Digitaltag 2020

Format: On-site lecture including a discussion with participants connected via chat, audio and video

Location: Bavarian Ministry of Justice, Munich

Date: June 19, 2020

Duration: 131 minutes


Virtuelles Event - Projekt Denkfabrik Legal Tech

Particular challenges

No internet access on site due to secured networkCreating internet access by bundling several LTE channels
Two groups of participants, one of which can only use Microsoft Teams. TV1 cannot not log in because the group is closed to external usersUsing TV1's own "Microsoft Teams conference system" - this also creates a waiting room for all viewers connected externally
The chat function is supposed to be accessible to one group of participants, while remaining closed to viewersLivestreaming via Video.Taxi using two parallel livestreams, one with and one without chat function
Chat messages should not appear in the video player uncheckedUsing the “hosted chat” function in Video.Taxi
Participation in the discussion via phone is supposed to be possible for those asking questions An external phone line is connected

The seamless connection of external participants via online conference systems presents a considerable challenge. Participants who are given the opportunity to speak need to wait in line until the host calls them up, without the audience being able to see them yet. During online conferences, participants are usually connected immediately. Only few systems offer a waiting room. Therefore, the image of the online conference cannot be easily transmitted, and two different channels of communication need to be coupled.

Virtuelles Event in der Bibliothek des Justizministerium mit 18.000 Büchern

The Location:

The Ministry of Justice library, containing 18,000 books.

The four speakers on site are filmed by one camera. The broadcasted image is visible to them on the big screen.

Projekt Denkfabrik Legal Tech
Bonding mehrerer LTE-Kanäle

Bonding several LTE channels and thus achieving 80 Mbit/s upload bandwidth allows the TV1 team to operate all network connections, including: Microsoft Teams sessions, 2x live encoding, telephone over IP, e-mail correspondence and six streams accessed permanently for editorial and quality control.

A distance of 1.5 meters between speakers needs to be maintained because of Covid-19 regulations.

Einhaltung von Hygienemaßnahmen
Georg Eisenreich, Bayerischer Justizminister

Georg Eisenreich, the Bavarian Minister of Justice, receives a microphone and earphones.

Participants who joined the event and are making a live contribution are visible on the monitor to the right.

Zuschaltung von Teilnehmern
TV1 Bildregie und Redaktion

Image control and editorial staff work together closely when switching between the different technologies used by different participants – from online conference system to telephone and chat.

One of the two groups of viewers can participate via chat.

Chat für Zuschauergruppen
Chat im Player

The presentation is mostly displayed in large format, a small image of the speaker can be seen in the upper left corner of the image. The enabled chat function in the player can also be seen.

Once the livestream ended, the recording was immediately available in the same player on the Department of Justice website.

Abrufbar auf der Website des Justizministeriums

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