Links Broadcast Euro 2020 OB Production for RAI Italia
Links Broadcast were delighted to be selected to provide the unilateral OB Production and transmission facilities for Italian broadcaster, RAI, during their football team’s triumphant progress through the Euro 2021 tournament. Links provided facilities and crew at Wembley for all of the knockout stages in which Italy were involved, and also for the semi-final between England and Denmark.
These facilities included our OB production truck, S100, with its combined satellite uplink, plus production trailer and associated cameras and production facilities. For the later rounds we partnered with Vivid Broadcast to provide additional coverage within the stadium, with the Italian Broadcaster operating from a 2 camera pitch-view studio, as well as a single camera pitch-side and flash position, plus a remote camera commentary position and a pitch-side reporter position.
From Links Broadcast’s location in the visiting broadcaster compound RAI operated a unilateral EVS recording & playout facility plus a separate editing facility housed within our production trailer. In addition to the stadium camera feeds, we managed multiple video and audio feeds from the host broadcaster, fibre circuits from the international broadcast centre in Amsterdam and outgoing and incoming satellite links to and from RAI in Rome.
Rai were extremely happy with everything that was provided by Links Broadcast across the four matches, and they were even more happy after Italy’s success against England in the final!