The “Game of Thrones” universe just conquered the streets of New York City. Astor Place in the East Village morphed into an interactive “Game of Thrones” village for two days in November, as HBO celebrated the DVD release of their flagship show’s sixth season.
Gigabit Internet services from Rainbow Broadband helped make the event happen, as fans were immersed in “Thrones” highlight moments via virtual reality (VR), green screens, and props and costumes from the show. GOT-themed structures surrounded the famous downtown rotating Cube landmark, including a Dothraki hut, odes to Hodor, VR “battle training” in Castle Black, and photo opportunities on an authentic Iron Throne.
With its expertise in connecting NYC events, Rainbow Broadband is the reliable choice to provide plenty of bandwidth, even at logistically challenging locations and for data-intensive VR applications. Using its high-speed network made specifically for NYC to power the event, dubbed Game of Thrones: Season 6 – Behind the Scenes, Rainbow linked the production to Gigabit services and established Wi-Fi networks that gave attendees fast Internet access for immediate social media sharing.
In over 10 years of proven expertise as an NYC high-speed Internet provider, Rainbow Broadband has supplied New York City event planners with customized connectivity solutions. Top brands the company has supported include Google, Microsoft, HP, Samsung, Twitter, Women in the World, Global Citizen, and many more.
Rainbow Broadband frequently creates networks that support thousands of people in 48 hours or less. With the ability to customize services to each event’s unique specifications, Rainbow Broadband provides multiple Wi-Fi networks and passwords, separate VLANs, and hard lines with specific bandwidth profiles for live streaming.