XL Video Supplies National Television Awards for 11th Consecutive Year


XL Video has supplied LED screens, projection screens, media servers and screen management for the National Television Awards 2015.

The live ITV1 television broadcast show, produced by Indigo Television and hosted by Dermot O’Leary, took place at London’s O2 Arena. It included a tribute to Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride, and a special recognition award for Doctor Who and Broadchurch actor, David Tennant.


This is the 11th consecutive year XL Video, and Project Manager, Paul Wood, has supplied the video production for the awards.

This year’s design, created by set designer Chris Webster, incorporated 102m² of XL’s high definition ROE MC-7T 7mm Black-face LED as the main screen for the show, along with 6 Banner screens formed from XL’s innovative MC-18T 18mm Hybrid LED.


The Hybrid banners were situated amongst the scenic elements either side of the main screen and provided both video and lighting effects.

Content for the LED screens, including awards information, TV footage, stings and graphics, was played back via XL’s Catalyst and Virtual VTR systems, plus mixing to the Broadcast feed. The playback system was co-ordinated and run by Jonathan Bond for XL.


The audience all around the O2 were able to follow the detail of the awards via 4 relay projection screens, two 8m x 4.5m side screens to the left and right of the stage and two 6m x 3.5m screens positioned further into the house for the upper tiers. These were all fed by the live broadcast transmission mix.


Paul Wood comments: “It’s absolutely fantastic to continue our relationship with Andy Bates and Kim Turberville and all at Indigo TV for the 11th year running and on such a high profile event”.