Millions of people throughout the UK and commonwealth took part in celebrations over the recent bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.
The BBC which was responsible for the Royal Pageant coverage, as well as other festivities including the Diamond Jubilee concert, used StreamUK’s UGC ingest platform ‘Media Hub’ to receive thousands of media submissions from members of the public celebrating the Jubilee all over the globe.
The Media Hub platform which has been used by the BBC since 2007, enables broadcasters to receive mass amounts of media content that can be moderated and organised efficiently and quickly, so the publishing of relevant submissions can tell the whole story through the contributions of the public.
During the London Riots in 2011, Media Hub saw its highest ever public submission rate, reaching 24,000 media submissions in less than 3 weeks, totalling a 657% increase from the previous month. StreamUK CEO Duncan Burbidge notes that Media Hub is becoming increasing valuable for news publishers worldwide;
“User generated content has a fundamental place in news broadcasting, especially with mobile devices becoming more sophisticated. We’re continuing to invest in the platform by improving the intelligence of the search algorithms and image verification checks.”