ActaMedya Produces 38th Intercontinental Marathon Live


46 cameras were in operation and 80 team members took part in the productions to provide a flawless broadcast signal of the marathon

The Istanbul Marathon is the only course in the world where the marathon includes two continents, Asia and Europe, in one race. The marathon starts on the Asian side of the city, shortly before the First Bosphorus Bridge, crosses the bridge giving an outstanding view of the Bosphorus and Istanbul, passes many historic sites including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, and ends in the İnönü Stadium in the European part. In all, the race crosses three bridges, one over the Bosporus and two over the Golden Horn.

The 38th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon was held with record breaking participation and great excitement. The event was brought on TRT and NTV Sport live by ACTAMEDYA technical co-ordination and infrastructure. An HD wireless broadcast infrastructure of 3 Helicopters, 2 Cineflex cameras and 3 Motorcycle cameras was used.

3 relies on each of helicopters independent of each other produced signal for 2 cineflex cameras and 2 motorcycle cameras. Vislink links were used for RF


During the 3,5 hours live broadcast, 8 cameras OB Van at the finish in Sultanahmed Square, 5 cameras OB Van at the start on 15 July Martyrs Bridge, another5 cameras OB Van at fun run start on Altunizade Bridge. 4 HD drones were used for close details to be captured, while 8 DSNGs with 2 cameras each were at different locations in the city provided details of 10 and 15 km races.
In total 46 cameras were used, and 80 team members took part in the productions to provide the marathon broadcast flawlessly.

1 steadicam camera on the bridge was used for interviews. Besides HD CCU Triax cameras, two HD 1920 resolution drones were used for close up details


ACTAMEDYA had produced live broadcast of Istanbul Marathon in 2012, 2013, 2015. Also 2015, 2016 Istanbul Half- Marathon, Adana Half- Marathon, Turkcell Gelibolu Marathon, and Samsung Intercontinental Swimming Competition were produced live and Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey was provided with ACTAMEDYA infrastructure.

At the finish, 6 fixed, 1 jimmy, 1 drone were used. And at the downlink center the signals from 9 DSNGs at different locations were received