June 14, 2016

Point Taken

Tim Mangini
Point Taken series airs from the Studios at WGBH

Point Taken, a new public-affairs debate series for PBS, finished it's inaugural run of 10 shows in June of 2016.  Produced by Studio Six with the Production Group at WGBH it utilized a wide range of technologies in order to reach the widest possible audience.  Lensed in the Calderwood studio the program was shot before a live studio audience (with in-studio voting) between 6:30 and 7:30 pm.  Six cameras and two switched feeds were recorded via Avid Airspeed to Isis storage.  The content team then went into three edit rooms to work on cutting the show to time and creating material for social and digital consumption.  At 10:30pm the final program was sent from Isis storage to Airspeed for broadcast at 11pm.  Playback started three seconds before the hour to accommodate latency in reaching PBS for the national feed.  The thirty minute show was passed through the WGBH control-room where live twitter comments were integrated into the stream.  The program was live captioned at WGBH's caption center and live streamed through PBS' website.

Point Taken Website