The Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) industry is the main driver behind professional equipment for the culture and creative industry (CCI). The PMSE industry comprises all kind of production, event and conference technologies. It can be categorised into audio (e.g., microphones, in-ear monitor), video (e.g., cameras, displays and projectors) and stage control systems.
In today's typical professional live production setups, lot of wireless PMSE equipment is in use. For instance, artists on stage use wireless microphones in combination with wireless in-ear monitoring systems. Another example is the delivery of live content from wireless cameras to big video panels placed around the stage. Every wireless audio/video link is composed of one transmitter and its destined receiver, which provides the input data for the further processing chain, or in case of an in-ear monitor system the audio stream for the artist on stage.
From a PMSE point of view, the complete on-site 5G system may be seen as part of a local high quality PMSE network, processing audio and video data streams with a guaranteed quality of service regarding latency, audio/video quality, number of wireless links per site and reliability, as well as control data for remote control of wireless devices. Such local, high-quality wireless networks for audio and video are relevant for all kind of live production sites, such as concerts, TV shows, sports events, theatres and musicals, press conferences, and electronic news gather-ing.
The live event scenario, based on a local high-quality wireless network, offers the possibility to establish new kinds of audience services, e.g., individualised audio mixes or different camera angles, both of which provide new means of user experience. The respective content can be received with future standard consumer hardware (e.g., smartphones). These services also might help people with impaired vision or hearing to follow live events.