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Arqiva Supports Input Media’s Coverage of the World Bowls Championships

Outside Broadcast and uplink facilities for 2011 World Indoor Bowls Championships

Arqiva has provided Input Media with an 11-camera Outside Broadcasts truck and an SNG truck to film and uplink coverage of the 2011 World Indoor Bowls Championships for the BBC. Between January 17th and 23rd the units were deployed to Norfolk to film all stages of the championships which last year attracted around 4.5 million viewers. The live feeds were uplinked to Arqiva’s satellite capacity with downlink and onpass via Arqiva’s UK teleports.

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Neil Oughton, Director of Content and Delivery, Input Media said: “Arqiva offers us an excellent, cost-effective, end-to-end solution to broadcast the World Bowls for the BBC. Arqiva is well equipped to handle an event such as the 2011 World Indoor Bowls Championships, and we are extremely pleased with the service Arqiva has offered us. We look forward to working with them again on future events.”

Malcolm Campbell, Commercial Director at Arqiva Broadcast Media, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Input Media to work with them on delivering this important sports event for the BBC. Our ability to provide seamless broadcast services through our fleet of owned and operated OB and SNG trucks, supported by our international teleport infrastructure, greatly simplifies the broadcast chain for production companies like Input Media.”

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Arqiva has the infrastructure and experience to help rights owners, programme makers and broadcasters to create and capture content, and to manage and deliver high quality television around the world. With a fleet of OB and SNG trucks and over 100 earth stations Arqiva regularly enables the managed global delivery of live and special events.

About Arqiva

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets.The company is at the forefront of network solutions and services in the digital world. Arqiva provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK and has a significant presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA. Customers include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers including the UK's five mobile network operators, and the emergency services.

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