Gearhouse Broadcast Completed Two HD OBVans for TRT

Gearhouse Broadcast’s Systems Integration division provided TRT with broadcast systems expertise

Systems Integrators Gearhouse Broadcast today announces its successful completion of the design and build of two new high definition outside broadcast vans for the Turkish state broadcaster Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, also known as TRT.

A competitive tender saw the London based broadcast solutions provider awarded the contract to supply two state-of the-art HD Outside Broadcast vans which are the most up to date and the largest HD OB units in Turkey.

The two custom built 13.95m long single expanding HD Outside Broadcast vans have the capacity for a production crew of sixteen and each climate controlled vehicle has a standalone 5.1 Audio Mixing Area, Production Gallery and Engineering Control Room.

Each of the vans were fully equipped with 9 x Sony HDC-1450R/U connected to 9 x Sony HDCU-1500/U CCU’s using HDFX-100/UF Triax Fibre Converters and 2 Sony HDC-3300R Super Slow Motion Cameras connected to 2 Sony HDCU-3300R CCU’s, 4 Canon HJ40X10B IASD-V 10-400mm HDTV Zoom Lens, 2 Canon HJ75xs EDFS Box Lens, 6 Canon HJ22EX7.6BIASE Lens, 3 HJ14x4.3BIASE HD Lens, 3 EVS XT2+ Broadcast Servers, 3 SRW- 5800 Series HDCAM-SR VTR’s, Snell Kahuna 32 Button Compact, 64 Input, Multi-Format Video Switcher, Studer Vista 5 Digital Mixing Audio Console, Sony LCD Monitors, Harris Balanced AES Platinum Audio Router (192 x 160), Harris Platinum Video Router (176 x 256) and Harris Neo glue products.


Gearhouse Broadcast’s Systems Integration division provided TRT with broadcast systems expertise ranging from planning and project management through to design, engineering, installation, commissioning, training and ongoing aftercare and support.

Floor Plan of the TRT HD OBVans


Eamonn Dowdall, Managing Director at Gearhouse Broadcast said “We are delighted to have been selected by TRT to undertake the design and build of two new outside broadcast vans. This is a key project for our Systems Integration division and I believe we were selected for this project because of our proven and demonstrable experience in the provision of HD outside broadcast installations”.

Production Area and Audio Area


About Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT)
Appointed to make public broadcasting a single broadcaster TRT Turkey, reporting back to the people who care open, dynamic, productive, and most importantly to the principles of the republic, is committed to impartial broadcasting. TRT management and staff, as well as yesterday, today, within the framework of the principles of TRT, with the support of you tomorrow, will carry a greater success. Today TRT consists of 13 television channel, 6 national and 6 regional, 1 local, 2 international radio channels, over 35 languages and dialects and broadcasting, teletext broadcast and "television", "Radyovizyon", "F1 Racing" and "TRT Child" magazines in Turkey and has been broadcast to the world.