Eivin and Eve Kilcher, joined by kids Findlay and Sparrow, take questions from viewers in the middle of an episode of Alaska the Last Frontier (Discovery). Viewers ask questions about events that just aired on Discovery and the cast provides more information and insight than seen on screen.
“The VCC solution delivers, it makes viewers part of the show, with the unique opportunity to see themselves on air, have intimate interactions with their favorite stars, share their enthusiasm with their own social media circles, and do this all while providing our team with the editorial control needed to bring this live segment to air with confidence”
– Mary Clare Baquet, VP Creative & Production, The Agency
Image shows VCC’s remote producer package (Laptop showing callers, timer and VCC program and intercom panel to speak with callers) working at Discovery’s Master Control in Sterling, Va.
Behind the Scenes at ATLF
Alaska the Last Frontier was a three minute long live show (a “podbuster”) inserted into the middle of a commercial break during the ATLF program. The show was created through VCC technology & services with a widely dispersed team: Hosts (new hosts every week) the Kilchers joined the program from Alaska and could see the callers, Audience Participants (more than 4,000 per week wanted to get a chance to be on) joined via smartphone or laptop from wherever they were, optimized, screened and cleared by VCC in Palisades NY. The producer was in various places including a hotel in St. Louis or in Discovery’s Master control and finally, the program was released to Discovery’s Master Control in Sterling Va.
“Working with The VCC has been incredibly easy. They guided us through their innovative process with complete transparency and provided many creative options for us to choose from. The VCC somehow makes it all look easy and the system’s reliability ensures that we look great.”
– TC Conway, Director, Innovative Experiences and Innovation