Making full use of 5G’s biggest advantages

Technical challenges? We’re on it. The LIVE-G consortium brought together the leading organizations of the telecommunications industry such as Citymesh, IMEC, Theoplayer, EMG, and Telenet. To showcase the latest advances in live-streamed video contribution and distribution. The LIVE-G Project Sets the Stage for Next-Generation Live Video Streaming at the Hockey Club Event in Leuven. Together we were able to demonstrate the power of its end-to-end, 5G-based pipeline for delivering high-quality, low-latency video content to audiences around the world.
Published on
August 26, 2023

The role of Citymesh


As an essential collaborator of the LIVE-G consortium, we established a dedicated 5G network to transmit video footage recorded by EMG Belgium to the control room. This allows footage, filmed on both fixed and mobile cameras, to be processed without compromising on quality and with minimal latency. By using our private network, we were able to reduce the number of sim cards from 8 to 1 card per mobile camera.


Fast, faster, fastest. Once processed by EMG and encoded via Theoplayer’s HESP protocol, Citymesh leveraged the eMBMS technology for multicasting using 5G Broadcasting. This allows us to deliver video content efficiently on any device without compromising on video quality or latency. And reach more viewers with reduced IT resources. The biggest advantage of eMBMS is by using shared resource blocks we optimize the used Radio Network and Core resources.

Lead the way

We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to showcase the power of the LIVE-G project at the hockey club event in Leuven. The demonstration of our end-to-end, 5G-based pipeline for live-streamed video contribution and distribution shows just how much potential there is for delivering high-quality, low-latency video content to audiences around the world. We look forward to continuing our work on the LIVE-G project and pushing the boundaries of what is possible with live video streaming.