Newsletter from 14/01/2020
10 Years Live Production.TV – the 10 most visited OB Trucks
On 18th January 2010 our online portal went live with 50 OBVans online - meanwhile we present 600 OBVans from all around the world and achieved more than 1 million visits for the OBVans only. Following you find the listing of the Top 10 OBVans (most visited):
LvLiang 4K OBVan
The city of Lvliang, in the west-central part of Shanxi province, covers a 21,143-square–meter area, with a population of 3.53 million. It has plentiful resources, with more than 90 percent of the land containing various minerals. It has more than 40 mines for coal, iron, aluminum and alumina, and coal reserves of 153.8 billion tons, accounting for 15 percent of the province's total, and 988 million tons of iron ore, at 36 percent, and 440 million tons of aluminum-alumina earth, for 46.4 percent.
Jincheng 4K OBVan
Jincheng is a prefecture-level city in the southeast of Shanxi province, China, bordering Henan province to the south and southeast. It is an industrial city in an area where coal mining is an important industry. The entire city has a population of 2.2 million. The presence of such a large coal industry has given Jincheng a reputation for air pollution and in recent years the local government has invested heavily to promote better air quality in the city. This includes tree-planting, establishing and maintaining large parks and ecological reserves, shutting down or relocating some of the worst-polluting factories, and the generalized use of coalbed methane which burns much cleaner than coal.
NVP OB6 UHD HDR
NVP was founded in 2007, and rapidly rose to prominence not only in Italy, but also internationally with its reputation for deploying the most current technologies supported by highly specialised teams. The company provides facilities for major sports – including football, volleyball and motorcycle racing – as well as television, movie and concert events, with highly developed expertise in responding to the technical, creative and content requirements of broadcasters and corporate customers. NVP counts many of the highest profile broadcasters among its numerous customers. NVP’s two OB trucks OB4 andOB6 are ideal for the coverage of live sports events considering that the second truck can always be acting as a hot backup.
PMTV Truck 1 Nativ 4K
Our services include providing Multi-Camera Mobile TV Production Trucks, Portable Video Flypack Systems, Satellite Trucks, UpLink/DownLink Management, Fiber & Broadband WIFI/Lan Technology, Broadcast Crews, Specialty Rental Equipment. We provide Expert Technical Management during pre-production, as well as on-site to ensure success for our client's events. Our Clients include Broadcast and Cable Networks, Fortune 500 Corporations, Pay Per View Syndication, Entertainment & Media Companies, Artist Management Firms, Independent Video Producers and TV Production Companies.
AMP VISUAL TV Millenium 4
As a specialist in TV Coverage, AMP VISUAL TV provides services throughout the production process for live programmes and those produced under live conditions. It has at its disposal one of the most extensive European fleets of OB vans for filming on location, and around forty studios in the Paris region. More than 500 employees assist our clients in devising, designing and carrying out filming, transmission and broadcasting of programmes destined for every screen format. Armed with its indisputable 30-year experience in television filming, AMP VISUAL TV has always strived to guide its clients in technological developments. Today, we master all the stages involved in producing programmes that meet consumers' expectations.
EURO MEDIA B1
Euro Media Group (EMG) is one of Europe’s leading provider of broadcast facilities and services, active in 7countries: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Italy. The Group combines unique knowhow and world-renowned expertise to master the entire value chain from image creation to distribution. EMG places innovation at the heart of its strategy, allowing the group to offer its customers unrivalled services to enrich and manage high value-added content and to provide viewers and internet users an ever richer and more exciting experience.
Genelec helps The Lennon Bus inspire the next generation
2020 is set to be a very big year for the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, with events centred around what would have been the former Beatle’s 80th birthday. The Lennon Bus, which is a state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility, regularly provides free digital media production workshops to schools across the US and Canada - enabling students to learn how to write, record, and produce original songs, music videos, documentaries, and live multi-camera video productions. To ensure that students experience the best possible audio quality, the monitoring systems in the Bus’s two onboard studios have recently been upgraded to Genelec’s ‘The Ones’ coaxial three-way point source models.
Riedel Joins Leading Technology Providers in Supporting Veterans-TV With Donation of Artist Intercom Equipment
Riedel Communications is among the leading broadcast technology providers that have made major contributions to Veterans-TV (VETV), a non-profit initiative whose aim is to train veterans for careers in broadcast production. Riedel has donated a comprehensive communications solution based on the company’s Artist digital matrix intercom system. The brand-new Riedel equipment — including an Artist-32 mainframe, a complement of SmartPanel control panels, and Performer wired digital partyline beltpacks — will be installed aboard the former Denali Gold, an OB truck recently donated to VETV by NEP. Denali Gold will act as a mobile classroom as VETV provides hands-on production training to veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their families.
United and NEP join forces for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020
"The year 2020, and specifically the months of May and June, is already a very busy year with several major events at home and abroad in which both we and United are involved. We are enormously proud that we, as two Dutch companies, may capture this largest music event in this unique collaboration. Only the best technical solutions, equipment and the best crew will be used to meet the highest quality standard and to ensure that this will be a fantastic show," says Ralf van Vegten, Managing Director NEP. As a result of a European tender, both media parties are commissioned by the NOS to take care of the registration, including all technical facilities, crew and equipment, of the three live shows from Rotterdam Ahoy. This unique collaboration allows us to create the best production for a global audience that meets all technical production requirements.
Cerebrum | Live Production | Flight pack application | Broadcast Rental
Fox Sports Netherlands came to trusted partner Broadcast Rental to provide an innovative flight-pack solution to support its live broadcast of the 2019 West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations tournament in Senegal. For this three-week event, the system would be deployed in a challenging production environment, delivering live coverage of 22 football matches to 28 free-to-air broadcasters in Africa and 35 countries worldwide.The requirement was to design a lightweight system with a small footprint that could be easily transported on a pallet on a commercial flight – ensuring mobility and speed of deployment. The system had to be of a modular, scalable design so that more cameras could be added if required and provide a streamlined workflow to enable operators to hit the ground running.
Sainz extends lead as Hildebrand captures side-by-side stage win
Carlos Sainz extended his car lead following Sunday's stage seven of the 2020 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, while the convoy's thoughts were with the family and friends of bike rider Paulo Gonçalves who died after falling during the stage. - After Saturday's rest day, racing resumed with a mammoth 546km timed special stage that saw the convoy cross the sand dunes to Wadi Al-Dawasir. - Two-time winner Sainz extended his lead to 10m over defending champion Nasser Al-Attiyah with Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel 19 minutes behind in third.
Biggest ever production and digital offering to boost sponsor benefits at EHF EURO 2020
The Men’s EHF EURO 2020 will broaden its audience through innovations as Infront, the exclusive media and marketing partner of the European Handball Federation (EHF), prepares to deliver the tournament once again. The introduction of new cameras and court angles will be complemented by an enhanced online offering for both the EHF and sponsors when the event takes place across Sweden, Austria and Norway from 9-26 January. Julien Ternisien, Senior Vice President Summer Sports said: "This edition of the tournament has allowed Infront and the EHF to successfully introduce new technology and broaden the tournament's online footprint. It will bring tremendous benefits for clients, sponsors and – ultimately – fans."
Gravity Media Gears Up for a Summer of Sport with New Flyaways
“We picked the Platinum IP3 because we know it is reliable — we know what it does,” said Peter Newton, technical and operations director at Gravity Media Group, Gearh. “Because of the established partnership with Imagine, we knew that we would get good support if we need it, and we will get ample utilization of the equipment. It is a good solid product that does what it says it will.” Gravity Media has used equipment from Imagine Communications for over 15 years, which has established Imagine as a trusted partner. When it came to choosing routers for the new flyaways, Gravity Media compared all the popular models on the market, but was confident in selecting the field-proven Platinum IP3. The new flyaways will use both the 15RU and 28RU routers.
Colour Sound gets Respect for Aretha Franklin Songbook Tour
The vibrant and animated 2-hour live concert was created by Adrian Grant (producer of West End blockbuster Thriller Live) and directed / choreographed by Tiffany King, celebrates the huge success and amazing songs of Aretha Franklin - the Queen of Soul! It was delivered by three leading vocalists – Stacy Francis, Tanya Edwards and Cleo Stewart – together with a live band, a sensational gospel choir and ‘preacher man’ AJ Lewis. Colour Sound had supplied the tour earlier in the year, so production manager Aaron Booth again returned to Haydn Cruickshank and the team in West London. For this one, they were also asked to supply a lighting and visuals director … so regular Colour Sound collaborator Sam ‘Kenny’ Kenyon stepped up and took over programming and running of the show’s lighting and video.
Carola gets Festive with Robe
The venue is newly refurbished. The old barn was ‘discovered’ by Carola when she relocated to Steninge Slottsby a couple of years ago and it became her dream to perform there. The charismatic space is 60 metres long, 20 metres wide and dates to 1900. It’s now adjacent to a collection of retail outlets and restaurants which have been built more recently. Construction company Gelba thought restoring the barn was a great idea and started rebuilding it – tastefully – specifically as a performance venue in 2018. The goal was to retain all the old world ‘barn-like’ charm, and with creative use of contemporary materials like Plexiglass, insulation, and modern heating, offer some cool 21st-century event production facilities.
Claypaky Sharpy Plus Fixtures Exude Glamour on Burlesque Queen Dita Von Teese’s Australian Tour
The ever-dazzling International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, returned to Australia with her most lavish touring show ever, “Glamonatrix.” It was the first outing for Phaseshift Productions’ Claypaky Sharpy Plus fixtures, which are capable of being both a perfect beam light and a perfect spotlight. Dita’s Production Manager and Lighting Designer, Alex Goldberg, was thrilled to have the new fixtures at the beginning of her world tour. In “Glamonatrix” fans were treated to a full evening of comedy and sophisticated striptease that celebrated diverse beauty. Far from being a typical burlesque show, “Glamonatrix” elevates and modernizes the classic 1940’s variety show with both male and female forms glorified in a body-positive way that inspires and uplifts.
CLEAR-COM INVESTS IN NEXT GENERATION WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE TRAINING AT BELMONT UNIVERSITY
The college is located just off the infamous Music Row and offers cutting-edge facilities and faculty that combine academic scholarship with real-world industry experience. Benjamin Poff, Instructor for the Audio Engineering Technology (AET) degree program, originally contacted Clear-Com to request student training on intercom systems for live performance applications. “The AET program includes the operation, installation, manufacturing, and design of audio systems and equipment used in music, film and live event production, so we need to equip our students with the knowledge and experience of the equipment they will encounter after graduation,” said Poff. “This is why I reached out to Clear-Com.”
EVS Announces New Appointments its Management Team
EVS, the leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, today announces three key internal promotions aiming to strengthen the management team and accelerate the company’s worldwide growth. EVS’ CEO, Serge Van Herck said: “Our broadcast industry is going through fundamental changes and by promoting these experienced and passionate leaders to their new roles, I’m convinced we’ll be able to better leverage their expertise and accelerate EVS’ growth at this pivotal moment in the industry.”
Korea’s MBC TV installs two Calrec Apollo consoles into flagship channel
Ji-hun An, Audio Director, Sound Department at MBC TV, said, “Being very familiar with Calrec’s Artemis and Apollo consoles, we’re confident in the stability of the company’s technology, which is vital in a live environment. The Apollo surface is also easy to use and when working live because we frequently have to adjust parameters during a broadcast, including channel dynamics and routing. The Apollo’s control surface makes this simple, and it’s high DSP count means configuring it for different projects is straightforward.” MBC acquired the two additional Apollos from Calrec for its flagship MBC TV channel. The first console is installed in studio C, which is used for the production and recording of live-to-tape UHD and HD current affairs and wider cultural content. The second is in studio E, where similar content is produced for live-to-air broadcasts. MBC use a fixed format MADI box for multi-track recording in both studios.
Fuzhou Radio Embraces Lawo AoIP
Fuzhou Radio and Television, one of the foremost broadcasters of China’s Fujian Province, has upgraded their Fuzhou Radio channels to AES67-compliant RAVENNA AoIP with the installation of mixing consoles and I/O equipment from Lawo. Two identical on-air studios were built for Fuzhou Radio. Each is equipped with a 12-fader ruby mixing console, backed with Lawo’s sophisticated Power Core, the most advanced and powerful AoIP mixing engine available to radio. Fuzhou Radio also equipped the studios with Electro-Voice RE27 and Shure MX 418 microphones, Genelec 8030 monitor speakers, Eventide BD600+ broadcast delay systems, and Infomedia AOIPBox terminals.