Our TV Outside Broadcast (TVOB) portfolio is one of our core capabilities and we continue to be very active in this area. In May 2016, we provided BT Sport with live UHD contributions for the Europa Cup Final in Basel and the Champions League Final in Milan – the first time these events had been broadcast in UHD.
The events had very different needs but we worked closely with BT Sport to deliver the best solution. A fibre truck was used at the Europa Cup Final: we encoded at the stadium and took the feed to the client’s studio for decoding. For the Champions League Final we took the world fibre feed from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), picked the content up from BT Tower, and our truck was at the client’s studios to decode and do the hand-off.
UHD content continues to grow but we’re keeping a step ahead. We’ve expanded and evolved our truck fleet and showcased our brand new TES52 truck at IBC 2016. We believe this fully UHD-capable truck is the most advanced links vehicle in the UK and will enable us to deliver even more live UHD events.
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