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Roll To Record Wins Two Year Contract For Big Brother

Multi-million pound deal sees robotic camera specialist return to the BB house

Roll To Record, the world leaders in HD and SD robotic camera systems and semi-permanent studio installations, announced today that it has won a multi-series, two-year contract to provide the production infrastructure for Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother and all of the various spin-off shows. The series will be produced for Channel 5 by Initial, an Endemol UK company, with the first series beginning in August 2011.

Roll To Record, which previously worked on over 10 series of Big Brother for Endemol, will create and install three purpose-built HD studios and broadcast galleries on site at Elstree Film Studios. It will provide the robotic cameras inside the house and other cameras in the studios, and a technical staff to manage the installation throughout each series run.

Roll to Record is working in partnership with speciality camera systems company Camera Corps, enabling the robotic camera technology to expand and evolve. This partnership will offer the Big Brother series, and other future projects, the collective strengths that both these established organisations bring to observational coverage.


Mick Bass, Commercial Director, Roll To Record, said, “We are very excited to be invited back to the Big Brother house. We will be bringing our considerable past experience on the show, together with a state-of-the-art infrastructure and an exceptional technical team.”

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Roll To Record has been providing semi-permanent broadcast studio installations and robotic camera systems for reality television, game shows and entertainment series for over 20 years. It works with the UK’s leading production companies and broadcasters to create some of the most pioneering and memorable shows of our time. Credits include Big Brother, Richard and Judy, Deal or No Deal, Saturday Kitchen and The Salon. Roll To Record is an NEP Broadcast company.