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WiZink prepares to host concerts

World News
July 14, 2020

ONE OF the country’s biggest arenas, Madrid’s WiZink Center (cap. 17,452) is reopening for concerts.

The venue’s operator Impulsa Eventos e Instalaciones (IEI) has partnered with naming rights sponsor WiZink bank and telecoms company Telefónica to host paid-for live streamed concerts.

The concerts will be performed in front of a small audience, while being recorded by at least six TV cameras for streaming. Viewers will be able to select which camera’s footage they would like to watch at any time. Extra content, such as footage of the acts preparing to perform, will also be made available.

The artiste line-up has yet to be announced.

It says content security is a major consideration, “To avoid illegal recordings and the networks hack, the security of the circuit will be reinforced with Akamai and Token technologies, which will allow to immediately revoking access if the user is not authorised or fake.”

The government permits concerts of 50 per cent capacity from July, as well as outdoor shows with an audience of not more than 800.

Artistes still scheduled to play the venue this autumn include The 1975, Biffy Clyro and Alanis Morissette.

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