Where does media truly stand with 5G?

“5G removes all the limitations we had with the things you have to plug in. Less gear and no limitation on where you can be,” Sahara says. “As long as you're somewhere in the network, somewhere you can get a signal, you can do what you need to do. And that's the freedom that 5G will enable.”

Helen Stevens | Operations Officer for Content Supply and Delivery | ITV

“There’s a real fundamental life-change for people, which will be part of the workplace as well, which will mean everybody doing things completely differently. There are some quite profound changes that are coming about because of this. Not all of them are bad. They're just different, and they'll change our lives.”

Ryan Salazar | Editor-in-Chief | Broadcast Beat

“Two different networks who want to come to our facility and shoot over the next two to six weeks, one of the first questions they asked was, "What is your COVID-19 policy? I never really thought about that, but we have to come up with one.”

Louisa Lockett | Head of Operations and Projects | Endemol Shine UK

“We've worked together in ways that we didn't deem possible. We've known the tech can do this all along, but it's never been tested at scale in the way that it has. That gives us such a positive platform to build on. I'd be really sad if we didn't continue to grow those areas.”

Taking the field: how live sports are returning in the wake of COVID-19

The industry is certain to go through even more dynamic transformations once live production resumes in full, but until then, the journey that live sports has embarked on and the creativity and tenacity the industry has demonstrated continues to captivate.

Richard Welsh | Founder and CEO | Sundog Media Toolkit

“I think the impact of this episode has been to accelerate the entire industry towards that kind of cloud future. Maybe faster than some people would like, but realistically, it takes things like this to catalyze adoption of technology.”

“If history is to be any lesson, we need to be very, very careful about what ways we relax any of these policies.”

As The Pandemic Series moves to that new challenge, we conclude our remote work chapter with an interview that, while optimistic, reminds us to not forget what happened and how the return to work will be anything but normal.

Eric Grau | Manager, Media Asset Management | Joyce Meyer Ministries

"Just take it a step at a time. Because in the end, whatever that may be, that's all we any of us can do."