- Created in collaboration with BT Sport, Dorna Sports, Vislink, University of Strathclyde
- Live pictures broadcast to a worldwide audience
Global motorcycle series MotoGP has unveiled the world's first standalone 5G network in collaboration with UK pay-TV broadcaster BT Sport, series promoter Dorna Sports, Vislink and the University of Strathclyde.
During MotoGP's recent British Grand Prix, live pictures were broadcast to a worldwide audience from a 5G handheld camera from the grid, while an onboard 5G camera also displayed pictures from the back of a test motorcycle.
As part of the collaboration, Vislink supplied a 5G wireless camera transmitter and a 5G motorcycle onboard transmitter. These were linked to a standalone 5G network created by the University of Strathclyde which covered the pitlane, paddock and a section of the Silverstone circuit.
The images produced were supplied to Dorna Sports' production department which then shared them with its broadcast partners, including BT Sport.
"This was a successful collaboration between partners showcasing the power of a standalone 5G network to enhance sports production," said Andy Beale, chief engineer at BT Sport.
The 2021 MotoGP season continues on 12th September at Motorland Aragon, Spain.