Presteigne Broadcast Hire Supports Nippon TV in Sochi

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Leading broadcast rental specialist, Presteigne Broadcast Hire has supported broadcasters from around the world as they send coverage back from the current sporting events in Sochi, Russia. These include Japan’s Nippon Television Network (NTV).

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The broadcaster has rented a number of XDCam decks for recording, editing and ingest. NTV also has an on-site studio, for which Presteigne Broadcast Hire has provided two complete camera chains, together with a studio pedestal.

“As Olympic coverage is not an everyday event, we need to supplement our own equipment with rented kit,” said Yujin Suzuki, technical director of NTV. “We have to balance our needs on site with our production plans back in Japan.

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We have been working with Presteigne Broadcast Hire for some years now to cover a number of events,” he added. “Renting from Japan would take up too much shipping time, and dry hire is not common in Russia – they expect to provide personnel alongside the equipment which we did not need. We have enjoyed good service from Presteigne Broadcast Hire in the past, and we had confidence in their commitment to support us in Sochi.”

For Presteigne Broadcast Hire, CEO Mike Ransome said “Everyone will appreciate the challenges in supporting these games in Sochi. It is a remote location, security is extremely tight, and shipping is difficult. What Presteigne Broadcast Hire brings to an event like this is the scale to support multiple broadcasters.

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“In turn that means we can devote the necessary time and energy to solving all these challenges, ensuring we can deliver our high standards of responsiveness and technical excellence on site,” he explained. “We are delighted to be working once again with NTV, and to be part of ensuring that Japanese audiences experience the thrills and excitement of the games.”

About Presteigne Broadcast Hire
Presteigne Broadcast Hire, formally known as Presteigne Charter, is a leading dry hire and complete multi-location production solution provider. Established in 1992, with offices in the UK and operating globally, Presteigne Broadcast Hire has the expertise to offer worldwide solutions to meet a wide range of production needs. Their rental department is one of the most comprehensive in the industry, with access to over 30,000 items of equipment, while specialising in project solutions where they bring their extensive RF, Audio, Video, EVS, HD and 3D divisions together to offer customers a unique and seamless broadcasting experience.

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