POBIT Live Broadcasts direct from Salisbury Arts Centre

Salisbury Arts Centre is delighted to have received funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery and the Co-op Local Community Fund to support the streaming of live lunch events at the Arts Centre. The funding will allow the venue to film and broadcast these concerts to people who can access the Salisbury Arts Centre website anywhere in the world.

This pioneering technology will be used for the first time on Saturday 9 September from 12noon to 2pm (with a lunch interval) for the live lunch performance by Jon Walsh blues guitarist.

Paula Redway, Salisbury Arts Centre Director, says:
“Salisbury Arts Centre prides itself on being accessible to the whole community, however we recognise that sometimes it isn’t possible for people to come to us due to a lack of money or transport, being in hospital or a residential home, needing a babysitter, or being an unpaid carer. Our ability to live stream events will revolutionise the way in which we can reach audiences; from those who would find it difficult to attend in person, to those who are simply too far away geographically. We are hugely excited to be one of the first theatres in the country to be able to offer live streaming and look forward to expanding our offer in the future.”
We have chosen to work with Anglo-Danish technology company, Audux, and are deploying a system called POBIT to do the actual live streaming.
Carl Walker, MD of Audux UK said:
“Our POBIT systems have been used to easily live stream many different arts events, from rock concerts to Shakespeare plays and opera, in incredible quality to online audiences all over the world. We are thrilled to be working with Salisbury Arts Centre, and are excited they are forging a trail with live streaming that other regional theatres are sure to follow.”
The live broadcast will be free of charge and those interested in watching it should click on the link for the Jon Walsh live lunch performance on the venue’s website.