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BBC R&D is now winding down the current UAS activity and this conference marked a key stage in the transition from a research driven effort into ‘business as usual’. The safety, procurement, news, and television production areas all now have their key experts in this technology in place, and unless a specific new capability is required by the BBC that needs a dedicated R&D effort, there are no further R&D activities in this area planned.

Last week, BBC R&D co-hosted “the first ever UAS [Unmanned aircraft systems] in Broadcasting conference in the UK” (i.e. “drones”).

The quoted line caught my attention - all the pieces appear to be there, they just need putting together… I’m particularly interested to see how this plays out for sports coverage…

BBC - Blogs - Internet blog - BBC R&D: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Event