INSIGHT TV Completes Production of New UHD Show Photonis Ultimate Forces Challenge
Sponsored by Photonis, world market leader in Night Vision Technology, Photonis Ultimate Forces Challenge contains a mix of extreme sports at a military level. It sees contestants work in seven teams of three men and three women over two weeks from countries including: USA, Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Australia and Canada.
As well as working as part of the team, contestants also must prove themselves individually. They face military-style outdoor physical disciplines and exercises to test their skills and perseverance with judges assessing how well they cope with planning, strategy, climbing techniques, team work, time management, endurance and much more. The contestants have no idea what the challenges involve until they start each day’s competition. With teams knocked out as the competition progresses the winners are the team that displays the highest level of peak physical condition and mental endurance.
Martin Snijders, Marketing Communication Manager, Photonis says, “These contestants not only had to test their own physical and mental strength but they had to do so in often challenging environments. Our Night Vision Technology was used in Goggles provided by NVLS Spain by the contestants during some of the night time skirmishes, which added another dimension to the military style of the show. This really is a battle of the fittest where only the strongest survive.”
“The tension between the prestige of a high-level sports performance and the fear of being eliminated from the competition ensures an exciting structure that will engage a wide TV audience,” adds Rian Bester, CEO, INSIGHT TV. “The fact that the whole show is shot and broadcast in 4K UHD only adds to the beauty and drama of the locations and scenes.”
Photonis is the world leader in high performance image intensifier tubes and set the benchmark with its 4G performance standard. With factories in the Netherlands, France and the US, Photonis has been the preferred partner for Night Vision solutions to armed forces and special operation units in all NATO countries and NATO affiliates.
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INSIGHT TV has over 200 hours of UHD content and reaches millions of homes in Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia and the USA. Committed to pushing the boundaries of linear and non-linear broadcasting INSIGHT’s content stretches from Adventure Travel, Inspiring Science and Technology and Extreme sports, all shot in UHD. INSIGHT TV’s range of programming demonstrates the best of Ultra HD, 4K and HDR.