Hippotizer was again the Media Server of choice for the John Peel Stage at the Glastonbury festival. A Hippotizer Karst unit fed the setting’s main upstage LED wall, making it nine years in a row for Green Hippo technology operating under the iconic yellow and blue canopy.

Renamed in 2004 in honour of the late disc jockey – it was formerly known as the New Bands Tent – the John Peel Stage has always been home to up and coming artists – now well-established – acts, such as Florence and the Machine, Phoenix and The Killers delivering headline-grabbing performances.

This year, Bryte Design specified the Hippotizer Karst Media Server – plus a further unit for backup – supplied by Universal Pixels, Kate Perring and Alexander Zacharakis operated the system, controlling a 13m x 5m 10mm Glux wall. The team configured the Karst with a 4×4 matrix routing the outputs and two HD-SDI inputs from the BBC’s feeds (live broadcast, Red Button stream, iPlayer and iPlayer Radio). Impressed by the excellent level of access and control offered by Hippotizer Media Servers, Bryte Design continues to rely on Green Hippo to help lighting and video designers to integrate lighting and video.

We have used Hippotizer on the John Peel Stage for almost a decade now, with the Hippotizer ecosystem always delivering a robust and reliable performance.

Pablo Beckett, Bryte Design