QTV successfully delivered the livestream of The New York Times Climate Hub at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021

The 10 day hybrid experience was created with the purpose of bridging the gap between the COP26 summit and the public, bringing together together influential leaders and thinkers like Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, Al Gore, John Kerry and Leonardo DiCaprio together with citizens, scientists, inventors, academics, delegates and journalists.

QTV provided uninterrupted livestream coverage of 3 stages, resulting in over 250 hours of live content and 100 individually recorded panel sessions. After live transmission on the NYT website via YouTube, each session was ‘clipped’ at the start and end and made available on the NYT website for free ‘on demand’ access, 90 minutes after the sessions ended.

The unprecedented event created some of the most compelling content of the COP26 summit, with Emma Watson holding a surprise panel gathering Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafi and poet Amanda Gorman. The Emma Watson session, which was shot and edited by QTV Media has received just under 1 million views on Emma Watson’s Instagram page. Other newsworthy moments include Greta Thunberg infamously declaring COP26 a ‘failure’ and ‘Little Amal’ the 3.5 metre tall refugee puppet appearing for a haunting performance on the last day.

The event has won a ‘Publisher Award’ from the New York Times in February 2022 and the former Global COO Condé Nast Wolfgang Blau praised the ‘high production quality’ of the event, stating: “The New York Times has just parked a tank on the front lawn of Europe’s news publishers and broadcasters, implicitly stating: ‘If you don’t provide your audiences with high quality climate journalism, we’ll happily take them.’ Wolfgang Blau, Co-Founder, Oxford Climate Journalism Network.

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