Broadcast Rental Installs Complete Video Configuration During London Games


The London Games have been a success for Broadcast Rental. This Dutch based company specialised in rental of integrated video systems and professional equipment, installed all infrastructure for the Dutch broadcaster NOS. Broadcast Rental has set up a configuration for the distribution of the 40 video streams that NOS used. This configuration is also being used during the Paralympics. The entire operation is a big step forward for Broadcast Rental for the rental of complete video systems for all sorts of major events.

Broadcast Rental not only delivered two EVS XT[3] servers, three edit suits and two voice over suits, but also the video and audio patch fields embedders, de-embedders and two 46 inch 32 channel multi viewers. In addition to that the company installed a 108x108 Universal Videohub for the distribution of signals from the Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS) between Holland Heineken House, Medal Plaza and IBC. The final output was routed back via an EVS IPDirector and the videohub to the broadcast network in The Netherlands.

Unique training
Geert-Paul Slee of Broadcast Rental: ‘I am really proud that we have been assigned for this project. We arranged a complete tapeless workflow and delivered all edit facilities that were connected via a central server in London so that it was very easy for them to get all the needed content. Also, we have trained all technicians and editors from the NOS in order to work with our equipment. This is really unique. Together with the technicians my colleague Ron Eshuis has designed the entire set and during The Games we were very much involved. All went perfect!’


Fly away-set
The major events in London have proven that Broadcast Rental can deliver and install very complicated video configurations. Geert-Paul Slee:”We now have complete fly away sets that can be used all over the world, not only at huge sport events but also at summits or music registrations.”


Broadcast Rental is a full-service rental house, supplying the needs of professionals in the broadcast industry. We operate on an international basis.Broadcast Rental was founded by Geert Paul Slee. He has more than twenty five years of experience in the television rental industry. Geert Paul worked for some of the major European broadcast facilitators. He arranged dozens of field productions from small ENG teams to huge concerts and major sporting events like Champions League, Euro 2000 and the Olympics. His experience and knowledge of the market combined with Broadcast Rental's products makes them the perfect partner in renting broadcast facilities. We provide a prompt response, good quality equipment and the necessary support to ensure your needs are fulfilled.