BCA have been providing live and recorded footage of State Banquets to news agencies for broadcast since the late 1990s.
In addition to providing this for broadcast, we are also responsible for distributing the live feed to other rooms within either Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle, depending on the location of the banquet. This is primarily to enable the media teams present to report on the speeches as soon as possible.
Our current multi-camera system allows us to fulfill all requirements in stunning HD quality.
Along with the video acquisition, we are also entrusted with arranging all lighting and sound reinforcements for the event; that includes the discreet setting up of microphones on the banqueting table and speakers placed around the table in order for guests to be able to hear both HM The Queen and the visiting Head of State.