Arqiva helps BBC deliver new approach to natural history broadcasting

Lambing Live

The BBC’s latest adventure into live natural history programming, Lambing Live, billed by some as ‘EweTube’ has been one of the surprise hits of the year so far, attracting more 2 million viewers in the UK on its opening night. The week-long show provided an insight into the biggest and busiest event in the farming calendar.

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Arqiva provided the BBC with full HD Outside Broadcast production and SNG uplinking for the live elements of Lambing Live, with an Arqiva crewed HD OB truck and two HD SNG flyaways deployed to a remote Welsh farm. The signal turned around to the BBC using Arqiva satellite capacity and teleport services.

Barrie Woolston, Commercial Director at Arqiva Satellite & Media, said: “Lambing Live was a unique TV experience which further develops Arqiva’s regular provision of OB and SNG services for major BBC productions. Working very closely with the BBC team, Arqiva’s proven ability to provide full broadcast chain solutions in High Definition – combining on-location HD filming and uplinking with teleport turnaround and satellite capacity – has helped bring real life into TV viewers living rooms.”

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