The 4-hour live coverage for this year’s marathon accompanied HDwireless with city receive technology, telemetry and wireless solutions. On the 42.195 km long route through the city center and the suburbs of Frankfurt the athletes were broadcast live during the whole show.
A special upgraded motorcycle was used for the live camera transmission. An area of about 50 square kilometers was covered with two receiving points and an ASI – real-time network connection. So no relay helicopters were necessary.
Planning and implementation was coordinated in close cooperation between the special wireless and sports department of Hessischer Rundfunk and HDwireless.