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“Live stream production is about being prepared to be in the moment.”

-Mitch Jacobson


Category Five Studios provides custom live stream equipment packages -designed to meet the needs of your event- including matching cameras, mobile control rooms, encoding systems & crew. We also serve as a production consultant providing technical direction and pre-production planing for equipment systems, custom live channels and social media integration.

We have worked with major broadcasters (A&E & MTV), Fortune 500 companies (W Hotels, H&M, Western Union), Entertainment companies (Warner Brothers, Universal Music) and high-profile event productions (Aerosmith in Times Square, Lincoln Center 9/11 Tribute and NYC Marathon) to provide the pinnacle of quality and ease of operations.

Mitch Jacobson is a multi-camera specialist with 30 years experience in live television production, broadcast editing and live event production. Mitch has 15 years experience in live sports working  NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball games for CBS, ABC and ESPN. He was producer/director for Fox Sports Channel’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Rays Magazine shows and directed special broadcasts from The Super Bowl and MLB’s All-Star Game. He has also worked with the biggest names in music and entertainment.

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Category Five Studios provides mobile, live stream control rooms, camera packages and encoding systems.
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Case Study: Western Union’s World of Better’s Tour

In 2012, Mitch traveled to six countries in three months to technical direct and provide mobile control rooms for Western Union’s World of Better’s Tour featuring international recording artists Alicia Keys, Sunidhi Chauhan, K’naan, Pitbull and this concert with John Legend live from the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

Six cameras were used including one camera on the roof with wireless transmission and an interactive 360 degree, web-user controllable camera. A full color shading station fed into a Tricaster switcher that output directly to satellite back to New York City where the signal was sent across town via fiber to for a multi-bit rate encoding on the Western Union channel.

John Legend introduced several pre-produced video packages that were rolled into the show then, he performed a special free concert with special guest Ayo.


Selected Live Credits

  • MTV’s O-Music Awards
  • The New York City Marathon
  • Lincoln Center’s 9/11 Table of Silence
  • The Upright Citizens Brigade’s College Humor Show
  • A&E’s Heavy Live!
  • The Warner Sound’s Rick Ross Press Conference
  • H&M’s Fall Fashion Party
  • W Hotel Annual Town Hall Meeting
  • Nirvana 20th Anniversary Concert for Nevermind
  • Cheap Trick -Live!
  • Aerosmith: Guitar Hero Launch Party from Times Square

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