After the success of their inaugural Oscars Viewing Party in 2017, which drew 13 million viewers, IMDb partnered again with Broadcast Management Group on their 2018 production. The “IMDb Live Viewing Party” was produced during the 90th Annual Academy Awards and was shot at NeueHouse in Los Angeles, CA. The program streamed live to Twitter and Twitch, was shot with 10 cameras and consisted of a 30-minute pre-show, 30-minute post-show and 3-hour second screen show that ran concurrent to the live Oscars broadcast.
The second screen show consisted of pre-taped interviews and video packages with built-in facts and trivia that were played back to coincide with the real-time events of the Oscars broadcast. BMG built-out a post production room on-site which had direct connection to the EVS system in our production truck. Our live program and the Oscars broadcast were clipped in real time and pushed to on-site editors who would use the clips to assemble sizzle reels and highlights that were then played back during the post show segment.
Clips were also published on the IMDb site and social media as VOD clips. BMG had an ENG crew on-site at the Oscars red carpet shooting interviews that were also fed back live to our production truck and edited into packages for the pre and post-show segments. BMG was responsible for all on-site technical management, production staffing, live transmission to Twitch and Twitter, lighting design, audio design (including front-of-house), and overall production management services.