Newsletter from 17/08/2010
European HD OBVan Catalogue is Becoming a Worldwide Database
Airtime/SABC – South Africa
Regarded as Southern Africa's foremost facility provider, Airtime is your partner in delivering your dream to the viewer. Airtime’s OB units range from small 4-camera units right up to fully digital High Definition dual expanding side trucks, fitted with the latest technology. Airtime provides Digital Satellite units with full redundancy and together with its digital mobile microwave links, Airtime can bring mobile coverage of many events. In addition to this, Airtime offers many sub-contracted services from catering to helicopters and take care of the logistical arrangements. Airtime’s first High Definition Unit was delivered in October 2006 and is in high demand. Airtime has been busy replacing the rest of the fleet with the latest HD technology and is now proud to have completed the process.
Broad TV - Brazil
The first HD OBVan of Broad TV is a 13m trailer with a 1m expanding side. The truck is configured to operate up to 20 cameras (Sony HXC-100 cameras and one LDK-6200 SloMo camera). It features a MVS-8000 vision mixer, a Studer Vista audio mixer, a Harris Platinum router, HDCAM and XDCAM VTRs and EVS LSM servers. For communication purposes a Clear-Com Eclipse is on board. Broad TV is based in Rio de Janeiro.
Corplex - USA
Corplex has been in the professional television industry for more than 23 years. Starting in 1985 as an engineering and equipment sales facility, the company has evolved into a leader in live television broadcasting. In 1998 Corplex designed and built one of the first all-digital mobile production units and won an award from the National Association of Broadcasters. Today, Corplex operates a number of mobile production and support units covering sports, corporate, news and entertainment events throughout the United States and Canada. The facilities range from a 48 foot digital trailer up to a 53 foot triple expanding high definition unit with a graphics/support trailer. The newest trailer has some of the most innovative features in the industry.
Dubai Media I.N.C. – UAE
Dubai Media I.N.C. (DMI) is a pioneering media organization focused on innovation, quality and working in line with the strategic objectives of the Government of Dubai. Under its umbrella, DMI comprises a number of print, radio and TV channels. The various TV, radio and press channels operate to provide quality materials each according to its competence and in accordance with a comprehensive strategy to meet the aspirations of all segments of the public in various categories and ages. Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) achieved through its multiple media channels remarkable success and prestigious status on the level of media in the Arab world. DMI operates two HD OBVans.
Dome Productions – Canada
As one of North America’s leading production facilities providers, Dome Productions offers mobile production trucks and fly-packs (high definition and digital ), telecommunications services (transmission via fibre and satellite, satellite media tours and playouts) and full turnkey host broadcast services (complete management of design, production, engineering, and operations). For over 20 years, Dome’s team of experienced, highly skilled and professional staff has earned an international reputation for dedication and excellence in client service. Dome Productions is owned by CTV Specialty Television Inc. and Rogers Broadcasting Ltd.
F&F Productions – USA
In a series of strategically planned equipment purchases, F&F continues with 2nd Quarter fleet upgrades featuring two new Calrec Omega audio consoles with Bluefin HDPS which will replace the remaining Yamaha PM1D digital audio boards. Both GTX 11 & GTX 14 will receive the new Omega boards effectively rounding out the entire F&F fleet with the latest Calrec Audio consoles all offering Bluefin technology. The powerful Omega boards provide greatly expanded monitoring options with full user configurability and double the number of channels and processing power with Bluefin. In addition to the Calrec purchases, F&F expanded its pool equipment inventory with the acquisition of 150,000’ of SMPTE Fiber, DT-12, various mults and other support gear including supplemental HD color correctors and production radios. All this follows quickly on the heels of F&F’s recent Virtual Monitor Wall installation aboard the GTX 12 and full fleet upgrades to both the HyperX3 platform for graphics and the XT2 for all EVS servers including Spotbox and Xfile systems.
Global Television - Australia
Established in 1988, Global Television is uniquely resourced to meet the clients' needs, regardless of project size, complexity or logistical demands. Global Television is the leading services provider of Australian outside broadcast (OB) and external studio requirements for the country's television networks and major program producers. Global Television's OB inventory includes three high definition (HD) digital vans - including the recent addition of two super trucks - and two portable HD units. Global’s HD units have been the first choice for major Australian events, such as the Australian Idol finale, Rove, So You Think You Can Dance Australia, and the ARIA Music Awards. Global's Broadcast Engineering design and integration group designed and constructed the two brand new HD double-expanding OB super trucks, and they also maintain the rest of the company's HD and SD fleet.
Kazakh TV – Kazakhstan
Kazakh TV is the state broadcaster in Kazakhstan. Kazakh TV operates two HD OBVans both built by Sony Professional Services in Basingstoke, UK – a 6-camera truck and a 10-camera truck. Both HD OBVans feature HDC-1500 cameras, MVS-8000 vision mixers, Yamaha audio mixers, IXS routers, LMD LCD displays, HDCAM VTRs, EVS LSM servers and Avid Deko character generators. Both trucks are based at the Kazakh TV headquarters in Almaty. HD productions include the Eurasia Film Festival, live concerts, live sports and cultural events like the Vien Ball in Astana.
Live HD – UAE
LIVE Broadcast Productions and Facilities is a professional and specialized company in TV Productions and Facilities, which is owned by Abu Dhabi Media Company, a pioneer Media Group in the region. It was set up in 2008 to upgrade the production capabilities of the UAE and the region to meet world-class standards and support large scale sporting and cultural events in the capital. The professional services start from state of art the Broadcast Facilities to creative productions by its our most talented resources. The range of broadcast facilities consists from mainly High Definition Fleet of Outside Broadcast Trucks and Semi-Trailers. LIVE also offer a fleet of transmission trucks of SNGs and Microwave. LIVE has also a unique position through its studios, Edit Suites and Post Production.These include the latest High Definition cameras, world-class audio and video mixers, high-end graphics and character generator systems, sophisticated virtual graphics and Telestrator systems. LIVE is the official producer of the UAE Football League, producing six matches every week, including coverage of six matches of the UFL Cup and one Challenge Cup match.
Pulsar TV – Argentina
Pulsar Television is a service provider for the television industry. Founded in 1983 (first known as Intervision), Pulsar TV is based in Buenos Aires city and has more than 5.000 broadcasts in their records. It counts with 2 editing isles, and 3 OBVans, one of them recently launched, the first HD truck in Argentina. Pulsar TV is a very versatile company, since it covers all kind of sports and concerts : tennis, basketball , football, athletics, boxing, volleyball, car races, rallies, hockey, horse races, rugby, polo, golf, karate, etc, as well as rock and classic music concerts, fashion shows and reality shows such as Fear Factor, or “Celeb Varek “ , in which it had built a TV studio in 17 days in the middle of the rainforest broadcasting live every day for 2 months. Pulsar TV has also broadcasted the “Festejos del Bicentenario” this year for the National TV Station. Pulsar TV is the usual service provider for all TV stations in the country. Though they rent the OBVans with or without crew, their highly skilled people are a very important part of the company.
Trio Video – USA
Since its inception in 1982, Chicago-based Trio Video has earned an industry-wide reputation for excellence. Today, Trio is the leading mobile television production company in the Midwest and operates nationwide. Trio provides facilities and crews that even the most demanding clients count on - whether the broadcast is network, cable or independent; whether the event is sports, entertainment or corporate. Trio was on hand throughout the NHL regular season in Chicago, for the incredible Olympic hockey action in Vancouver, and well into the Blackhawks post-season journey to the Stanley Cup. In addition, Trio Video continued the long-standing tradition of providing HD facilities and tech support to most every major American and Canadian music/comedy festival. While along the way, Trio Video had the added pleasure of working with Tyler Perry in Atlanta and the Trans Siberian Orchestra in Dallas.
that's LIVE - 3D Booklet available at IBC and SPORTELMonaco
At IBC in Amsterdam and at SPORTEL in Monaco our 3D booklet will be available. The booklet will cover recent 3D productions like football, ice hockey and tennis and will give a comprehensive overview of available 3D production trucks as well as a brief description of state-of-the-art 3D production equipment. Every user of Live-Production.TV who has registered with his postal address will get his copy delivered free onto his desk.