Links Broadcast are delighted to provide full outside broadcast services, live event webstreaming, temporary WiFi and broadband to a huge range of clients worldwide who have taken the time to write Links Broadcast Testimonials. These include major, internationally recognised names in broadcasting, as well as independent production companies, film makers and corporate clients.
Our reputation for delivering a world class service which can be totally relied upon is key to our continued success in an ever more challenging global environment and marketplace.
As such we’re proud to detail below a selection of testimonials from our delighted clients which typify the high level of service and professionalism you can expect from Links Broadcast.
Arsenal v Chelsea
Links Broadcast supplied the pitch side presentation position and ISO camera behind the goals for SFR Sport. Pre and post-match lives and player shots throughout the match were transmitted to become part of the SFR Sport main broadcast in France.
A quick email in order to thank you and all crew involved yesterday at the Emirates, they did an amazing job.
A real pleasure to work with them.
Producter, SFR Sport
“thank you and all crew involved yesterday at the Emirates, they did an amazing job…”
“Just want to thank everyone for another successful and excellent broadcast last night from the Vaudeville…”
An Ideal Husband – live broadcast from the Vaudeville
A new production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, was broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End to hundreds of cinema locations across the UK courtesy of Links Broadcast.
Our OB truck was despatched provide the service to our client More2creen/Encompass providing the encoding of the dolby signal and the live transmission to cinemas across the Uk where audiences paid to view the West End production from their local cinema, nearly as good as being there!
Just want to thank everyone for another successful and excellent broadcast last night from the Vaudeville.
This was probably the smoothest of the three so far with very few cinemas experiencing any problems receiving the signal – except for those of their own making from local hardware issues!
Cinema audiences just love the wonderful cast and superb filming and direction of these plays and the richness of the set and costumes looked absolutely gorgeous on the big screen. It really is a visual treat and so much appreciated that it’s accessible at local cinemas.
Thank you all for the great teamwork and professionalism in pulling off this third live broadcast so brilliantly and looking forward to our grand finale with Earnest in the Autumn.
Chief Executive and Founder, More2Screen
Our OB Production Truck was located directly outside the Royal Albert Hall for the prestigious BAFTA awards but this year with a difference – every actor and activist gathered at the venue dressed all in black outfits and walked the red carpet to support the Time’s Up movement that is sweeping the film industry, the colours fitted right in with our company branding!
Our truck transmitted the evening’s events to viewers in Dubai via the Dubai TV Network. We also provided Chyrn Hype X HD Graphics and EVS camera with camera operator filming arrivals, interviews and edited VT packages.
I just wanted to pass on my thanks for the excellent job done at the Royal Albert Hall at the weekend.
Nerys Nicholls, the IMG Production Manager conveyed her thanks to all the crew and was clearly very happy.
Satellite & Media, Arqiva
“I just wanted to pass on my thanks for the excellent job done at the Royal Albert Hall…”
“CEO of Bayer and the executives in charge were very pleased with the outcome….”
BAYER CEO MEDIA TOUR, Corinthia Hotel, London
We provided our SNG Truck, camera and camera operator to provide live transmission of the Bayer CEO Media Tour with downlink and on pass to BT Tower, with the addition an of IFB and comms with sound engineer to monitor and manage the incoming IFB’s from multiple broadcasters.
I wanted to thank you for the great work on the Bayer event.
The CEO of Bayer and the executives in charge were very pleased with the outcome.
Please also extend the thank you to the rest of the team.
I look forward to working with you again.
Boxing at the 02
Links Broadcast provided an OB Production Truck and associated crew, two camera live position with EVS and operator, plus Chyron Hyper X HD Graphics to produce Matchroom Sports own production of the evening boxing match, this would be viewed globally by international rights holders.
Thanks for all your hard work on Saturday and the speed with which you put everything together on short notice. I thought the team did a brilliant job over a very long day.
All the best
“Thanks for all your hard work on Saturday and the speed with which you put everything together…”
“Such a pleasure to work with such a brilliant and professional team for whom nothing was too much trouble….”
Thank you so much for your amazing help in delivering such a successful first 2018 Big Screen. I’ve not worked with most of you before so this is just a note it was such a pleasure to work with such a brilliant and professional team for whom nothing was too much trouble and who executed a tricky, time critical, break and build with such professionalism and good humour.
Thank you also for respecting the fabric of the square and allowing us to leave the site as we found it (and no cracked flagstones!)
Really looking for forward to working with you again and a HUGE thank you from the ROH team and myself, and I’d be grateful if you would pass our thanks on to the rest of your teams and in particular Gallowglass and Blackout and anyone else for whom I don’t have contact details.
Project Manager, BP Big Screens, Royal Opera House
EBU – Champions League
Links Broadcast supplied our SNG Truck in conjunction with our KA Truck to house Eurovision’s NGS data equipment.
We arrived the day before the matches in order to set up and test the NGS kit for all the THFC and Chelsea FC group stage matches.
The live match was then sent via our SNG Truck to the Eurovision network via Eutelsat 7b or 10a for distribution around the globe.
Dear Joanne and all the Link’s Team
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a healthy, joyful and successful New Year 2018.
Please pass on my thanks to all your engineers for all the work to make the group stages so successful again this year.
Eurovision Media Services
“thanks to all your engineers for all the work to make the group stages so successful again….”
The Design Museum in London hosted the world premiere of the new Range Rover Velar and Links Broadcast were on hand to make sure that it was also broadcast to a much wider audience.
Links provided IP connectivity including encoding for the live pool feed and down the line interviews sent to BT Tower for various broadcasters to utilize the feed for the own editing and broadcast content.
Many thanks indeed Andy and congrats to you and the Client, it really looked amazing : )
“thanks to all your engineers for all the work to make the group stages so successful again….”
“yet another fantastic job done by you and your team for last weekend’s UFC Event….”
UFC Fight Night – March 16th & 17th – London
As part of their ongoing relationship with Strategic TV we again provided our SNG truck to cover the live broadcast of the Werdum v Volkov fight live from the O2 Arena.
The live feed was sent back to the audience in the USA.
I wanted to extend my thanks for yet another fantastic job done by you and your team for last weekend’s UFC Event from London. – Mark was spot on as always, and we were all very pleased with the show!
Garrett S. Hunt
Project Manager, Strategic Television
IAAF Athletics in Birmingham
Two satellite SNG trucks were provided at the Arena Indoor Sporting venue in Birmingham for the coverage of the Indoor Athletics World Championships.
Diverse path was provided back to the broadcaster and we utilised our KA antenna to supply Comrex four wire communications and vital internet access for the crew.
Thanks again for another fantastic job in challenging conditions this weekend. I think we were very lucky to have such faultless satellite links with the snow and sun outage!
Commercial & Technical Project Manager
“Thanks again for another fantastic job in challenging conditions this weekend….”
“There were a lot of eyes and pressure on this given that it’s MTV UK’s flagship event, but the technical delivery on the night couldn’t have gone better….”
Links Broadcast were very proud to have been involved in MTV UK’s very first EMA awards event. Providing our SNG truck to broadcast all the evening’s prestigious entertainment to MTV’s huge audience.
Just wanted to say that I had a debrief this morning with MTV following the 2017 EMA’s. They were really pleased with the service that they received on site, and that Mark was “brilliant”!
It didn’t go unnoticed either that he jumped in to help out the BT engineers with their set up, all very much appreciated J
Thanks again for all your help (as always). There were a lot of eyes and pressure on this given that it’s MTV UK’s flagship event, but the technical delivery on the night couldn’t have gone better.
Looking forward to seeing most of you next week,
All the best,
Sales Manager, Satellite & Media, Arqiva
NBA – EUROVISION
Links Broadcast supplied our full production truck and crew plus dual path uplink truck for the Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76’ers at the O2 Arena, London.
Our production truck provided a three camera OB for the team’s press conferences pre and post-match, complete with vision mixer, technical director, camera operatives and sound engineers.
Our uplink truck provided the world feed and mobile view feed broadcast back to the United States.
Thanks so much for the note.
The NBA were happy with your services, as they always are, so you can expect to hear from me any time I have a U.S. client with an event in the UK. All of your crew are great to work with and provided the NBA with excellent results for this really high-profile game.
It’s ALWAYS a pleasure working with you!
Cheers….and thanks again!
“The NBA were happy with your services, as they always are, so you can expect to hear from me any time I have a U.S. client….”
Regional Tech group – ‘100 Procession’ Women’s Right to Vote 100 Year Celebration
Links Broadcast provided a satellite SNG truck at Westminster Abbey to uplink the main live procession events to the host broadcaster. We also downlinked two remote locations in Edinburgh and Belfast via our truck.
Our KU Band flyaway provided a backup path for the main transmission.
Hi Andy and Joanne,
Thank you both so much for yesterday, brilliant job from your team and all the production team are very happy.
Your coordination of all the bookings and managing to find space on such a busy weekend was great and pulled the programme together to make it such a success.
Thank you again and hope to work with yourselves again soon.
All the best
Technical Producer on behalf of BBC Studios, Events, Proimage Solutions Ltd
“Your coordination of all the bookings and managing to find space on such a busy weekend was great and pulled the programme together….”
Royal Wedding EBU – see ‘Latest from Links’ for full story
Just called you to thank you personally and send my best to the crew who has been wonderful in this hard process.
I really appreciate all the help and can’t really imagine what I would do without you!
Royal Wedding – see ‘Latest from Links’ for full story
Just wanted to let you know that Gary did a great job for us over the past few days up at Long Walk.
Please pass on our thanks for helping us to make a client very happy.
“I really do appreciate the top service we received and the hard work that went into coordinating the project….”
The Post, Odeon, Covent Garden
Live BAFTA Screening with Live Q & A from New York with Tom Hanks, Meryll Streep & Steven Spielberg
Links Broadcast provided fibre connectivity from the Waterfront, USA to BT Tower, UK. From there it was picked up and uplinked onto Intelsat 1002 to the existing satellite dish at the Odeon, Covent Garden.
In addition we provided two TBU’s for communications and audience questions back to the USA studio.
Just a line to say thanks for all your efforts on Sunday. I really do appreciate the top service we received and the hard work that went into coordinating the project. Our client is very pleased.
I can’t imagine working with anyone else.
WWE O2 Arena, London Raw v Smackdown
Links Broadcast provided two SNG trucks for Strategic TV for the broadcasting of the Raw v Smackdown American bouts to be viewed live in the USA and here in the UK.
This was a three day event consisting of a 3 channel mux, return vision and backup paths via the second SNG truck.
It comes as no surprise that it was another great WWE event this past week with Links. It’s a true pleasure working with Mark and Andy. I will be in touch with future endeavours.
“It comes as no surprise that it was another great WWE event this past week with Links….”
“John Cridland (CBI Director-General) came and found me at the end of the conference to personally say thanks and in his own words “it was seamless”…”
A huge thanks to all of you for your time and effort in making this year’s CBI Annual Conference such a great success – thank you!
Please pass on my thanks to all of your teams.
John Cridland (CBI Director-General) came and found me at the end of the conference to personally say thanks and in his own words “it was seamless” – well done to all of us! Looking forward to working together again soon.
Lipfriend Rodd International
Can I just take this opportunity to thank you and your team very much for the service you provided. Everyone we dealt with was excellent – extremely helpful and very professional.
“Can I just take this opportunity to thank you and your team very much for the service you provided…”
Thanks all for making last night a terrific event.
Fox Digital exec said it was the best live stream we’ve done, so thanks for being a part of the monumental effort in making it all happen.
“Fox Digital exec said it was the best live stream we’ve done, so thanks for being a part of the monumental effort…”
“I want to pass on to you the best wishes and thanks that were sincerely expressed by Edward Blakeman in his speech after the concert to the technical teams for the last night and for the whole Proms season…”
A note of heartfelt thanks to all of you for your tireless efforts and support over the past few days to deliver the broadcasts for the “Proms in Parks” and “Last Night of the Proms”.
As always this takes a huge amount of planning and co-ordination as well as close attention to detail in delivery from many, many departments and operations across the BBC’s family and I am indebted to you and your teams for much hard work.
I want to pass on to you the best wishes and thanks that were sincerely expressed by Edward Blakeman in his speech after the concert to the technical teams for the last night and for the whole Proms season.
In her introduction “I bought me a cat” in the hall Marin Alsop invoked the help of the “technology gods” and I am relieved to say that they smiled upon us last night with a flawless delivery of all transmission outputs across our many networks. The engineering teams working for the BBC are, of course, atomised into lots of different companies these days, but I am proud to say that we are still able to deliver as “one BBC”. I know how much effort what we did took, and what a great team you all are to work with!
Production Engineering Manager, BBC Music Television
I just wanted to say that after an heroic shift by Craig which lasted some 7 hours we achieved link up with Gaza and the show went ahead. I was extremely pleased with the results and I was particularly impressed by Craig and his colleague who never gave up even when the going seemed too tough.
They made 400 people in Gaza feel connected to the Edinburgh festival and that connection meant an awful lot. The people there cannot leave and so connections like this are genuinely important to their spirits and sense of dignity. That is no small thing. I can tell you that we made the news across the middle east! You also allowed a small audience in Edinburgh to share an experience that left many of us feeling deeply moved.
“I was extremely pleased with the results and I was particularly impressed by Craig and his colleague who never gave up even when the going seemed too tough…”
“We remained on air throughout without any impact and I felt thoroughly supported and confident during transmission…”
Just wanted to drop you a quick line to highlight the excellent job Mark and Carl did on the athletics in Birmingham today.
Conditions were difficult as an electric storm passed through meaning the dish on the main circuit was at full power and we lost the 4-wire via ADSL. Mark immediately established 4G comms keeping the gallery in touch with MCR and highlighted the PC would need to do a timing check so they closed the show with the correct delay.
We remained on air throughout without any impact and I felt thoroughly supported and confident during transmission. Please pass on our thanks and gratitude to all necessary parties at your end.
A note of thanks from me and the Airbus Team for your efforts in making today’s event a success.
Appreciate all of your efforts & guess we see each other again for the Welsh Flight next year.
Airbus Defence & Space
“A note of thanks from me and the Airbus Team for your efforts in making today’s event a success…”
“From my point of view it was very reassuring to know that you guys had everything covered and were professional as ever…”
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for the Saturday Night Takeaway team on Saturday night, it was extremely appreciated at our end.
From my point of view it was very reassuring to know that you guys had everything covered and were professional as ever. Thank you again.
The London Studios
Just a quick email to thank you so much for all of your help today.
Despite the difficulties that came with it – we pulled through and it was a really great, buzzy and exciting live feed! Samia looked fantastic too!
I so appreciate your help in working with us on achieving what was needed.
“Despite the difficulties that came with it – we pulled through and it was a really great, buzzy and exciting live feed…”
“I would also like to personally thank you and your team for all your hard work and the professionalism involved throughout the whole project…”
The event went extremely well and the client has asked me to pass on their thanks for all the hard work involved. I would also like to personally thank you and your team for all your hard work and the professionalism involved throughout the whole project.
Mark was brilliant and we all thoroughly enjoyed working with him and his team. They made our lives very easy and really put the clients mind at ease throughout…We thoroughly enjoyed working with you on this project and hope that this is going to be one of many we work on together in the future.
I just wanted to say how thankful we are to you and your entire team.
The Spiderman Launch at Leicester Square was a big success and your hard work was a big part of that.
Hopefully there will be another production in London soon and we can work together again.
Black Diamond Media
“The Spiderman Launch at Leicester Square was a big success and your hard work was a big part of that…”
“Messages back from Kensington Palace have all been positive and they all have said what a wonderful crew you were…”
I just wanted to say a big thank you to each of you for a great OB today.
Messages back from Kensington Palace have all been positive and they all have said what a wonderful crew you were… The best experience they have had with crews.
I just wanted to take a moment and thank all of you for your hard work and professionalism during our Royal Wedding coverage. NY has indicated to me they are very pleased with all we were able to produce in terms of programming and content – leading up to and during the event.
Each of you brought the highest level of experience and patience to the entire event. You turned an empty shell (tent) into a working production centre. As your colleague, I continue to be amazed at your ability to create something out of nothing –and make it all look easy. (ok, easy-ish)
So I thank you again for your willingness to work the hours, deal with the conditions, and trouble shoot as we worked out the kinks – and sometimes translated English into “American”. We can provide all the editorial in the world, but we never forget that without your efforts, we’re basically doing really expensive radio! As they say in the UK (circa 1942) – WELL DONE CHAPS!
Fox News London
“As your colleague, I continue to be amazed at your ability to create something out of nothing –and make it all look easy…”
“Thanks to everyone at Links for making it go so smoothly (or as smoothly as live broadcasts go)…”
Could we just pass on our gratitude for all your efforts on Sunday. Several people from Radio Humberside have spoken to me about how well their side of things went and despite a few problems with our phones in the evening, making the reverse audio a little shaky for a few minutes, the live inserts from Wembley looked great on our programme.
Thanks to everyone at Links for making it go so smoothly (or as smoothly as live broadcasts go).
Just want to drop a note on what a great job the guys did at Cannes!
All the networks all sang the praises of the professionalism of Andy Foster and Mark Coulthurst.
Job well done! As always many thanks and with much gratitude!
Fox News Channel/FBN
“Just want to drop a note on what a great job the guys did at Cannes…”
“This was a great example of Links and Arqiva working together on a high profile event and resulted in a very happy customer…”
This was a great example of Links and Arqiva working together on a high profile event and resulted in a very happy customer. Thanks for all your efforts, would be grateful if you could pass our appreciation on to all involved at your end.
Arqiva Satellite & Media