A RF Weekend for Euromedia France
The 35th edition of the Paris Marathon was broadcast live and for the first time in High Definition on France 3. At 08:35am on Sunday 10th April, three MotorCams, two sound motorcycles, and the team car equipped with a crane and the relay equipment, set off from the Champs Élysées on a route of 42,195 km through the streets of Paris. The camera signals of the event were uplinked via two relay helicopters to a relay aero plane which also was responsible for the downlink to the broadcast station.
For the Paris-Roubaix race on the same day, Euro Media France used four MotoCams , two sound motorbikes, two helicopters equipped with cameras and the XL2 OB truck. Two other helicopters and a plane transmitted the race of more than 250 km nicknamed “the Hell of the North” or “the hardest of the hard”!Euro Media France