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Live Content Streaming Facilities

Live Content Streaming Facilities

COVID 19 presented new challenges to many companies on how to effectively address their online customer base. On behalf of a US based client, Links Broadcast provided production and live content streaming facilities for a major fashion brand as they experimented with a new live online shopping event. Hosting the production at Loft Studios in North-West London, we utilised our OB production vehicle plus our production trailer, to house the technical and production facilities for the show.

The set utilised three of our Sony HDC1500 cameras, and we even organised all of the props and support crew to complement the loft style industrial look of the studio. With our client being unable to travel due to COVID restrictions we established multiple zoom calls for direction and production feedback, we also had celebrity callers on zoom for two-way dialogue with the studio presenters. The event was streamed live to the client’s own web page, and with the presenters being able to showcase the latest fashions, the sales rolled in and the event was a huge success.

In addition to the OB production facilities and crew, our technical set-up utilised our VMix production and streaming software, plus Epiphan Pearl encoders and our LiveU LU600 being used as a backup path to deliver a faultless SRT stream on behalf of the client.

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Formula 1 from Red Bull HQ

Formula 1 Red Bull HQ Uses 4 Channel Multiplex

Links Broadcast provided a 4 channel multiplex on behalf of Whisper TV to deliver Channel 4’s production of the 2021 Russian Grand Prix from the Red Bull Racing HQ in Milton Keynes. Using our Nevion MUX multiplex we combined the 4 separate channels in to a single 27Mhz carrier across the race weekend including the practice session, qualifying, and the race itself. All of the services were delivered flawlessly over the whole weekend.

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LiveU LU600 Corporate Client Press Briefing

LiveU LU600 Corporate Client Press Briefing

When traditional satellite transmission isn’t feasible we can always find other means of delivering content. For our corporate client in Edinburgh, Scotland, we discovered after our initial site survey that using an SNG was going to be difficult due to the City Centre location. So we took the decision to use our LiveU LU600 bonded cellular facility to deliver the client’s press briefing to the world’s media. The LiveU signal was delivered via the 8 sims of the LU600 plus local internet, and was provided to broadcasters and other media outlets as an SDI feed at BT Tower, so for the media recipients there was no change. In addition to the LiveU facility we also supplied our desktop mobile GSM unit & Telephone Balance Unit for telephony communications because a traditional phone line wasn’t available. The client was impressed with how we managed to deliver the same level of service regardless of transmission methods and how we are always able to support their needs.

For more information on our LiveU LU600 get in touch.

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Fastnet Yacht Race Satellite Capacity

Satellite Capacity – Fastnet Yacht Race

For the first time in the history of the Fastnet Yacht Race the end of the race and the prize-giving ceremony was planned to be in Cherbourg, France. Because of this Links Broadcast were asked by French TV Station Equipe TV to provide uplink facilities and satellite capacity to transmit the start of the race from Cowes on the Isle of Wight. So our uplink vehicle, R19, was on site to witness this historic event and to provide uninterrupted coverage to the French broadcaster. This legendary sporting contest, now in its 49th year, is held over a 695 mile nautical course, and this year the trophy for the Fastnet Challenge Cup was presented to Tom Kneen and the British crew of Sunrise as ultimate winners of the race.

For more information on our Satellite Capacity get in touch.

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James Bond No Time To Die

James Bond – No Time To Die

We were delighted to be a part of one of the most significant and eagerly awaited cinema events of recent times at the World Premiere of the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die. Working on behalf of Sassy Media and AOS Productions, our SNG uplink vehicle, S700, played a vitally important role in delivering the live satellite transmissions from the red carpet at London’s Royal Albert Hall as the film’s actors, including Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Ben Wishaw, Lashana Lynch, and a host of other stars, arrived to reveal the long-awaited film to the world. The service we delivered consisted of an 18Mhz satellite transmission uplinked as part of the pre-general release premiere to a select number of UK and European sites for special screenings via the Thor 10-02 satellite.

For more information on our SNG Uplink Vehicles get in touch.

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Uplink Vehicle Up Close With Capital

Uplink Vehicle “Up Close” With Capital

We were very pleased to work with Capital Radio on their “Up Close” series of intimate music gigs during the summer of 2021. Over the course of three dates at Chelsea’s Under The Bridge Club our uplink vehicle, R19, provided the transmission services for each of the live music events. With artists including Anne-Marie, Mabel and Years & Years and the shows hosted by Capital Radio’s Roman Kemp, Sonny Jay and Sian Welby these proved to be a huge success. With our uplink facilities and satellite capacity providing the connectivity, it was great to see the continued return of live music to our events schedule.

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Live Performance And Q&A

Last Minute Live Performance And Q&A

Last minute requests can often present a big problem, but when our client asked us for an uplink truck at their Bedford Studio at the last minute it was no problem. The client had originally intended to deliver the live performance and Q&A via an internet connection but connectivity issues just the day before the event meant that they had to look at alternatives. In steps our uplink truck with satellite capacity and connectivity to BT Tower, ultimately delivering the video feed to the US for streaming on to the client’s website. We were pleased to be able to help on this occasion and our client was very pleased to have safely received their live broadcast.

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Transmission Facilities For Diageo Annual Results

Transmission Facilities For Diageo Annual Results

In the world of corporate communications getting your message across clearly and reliably is crucially important. That’s why our corporate clients trust Links Broadcast with the transmission facilities for their most important announcements. In August we provided facilities and crew for the annual results of Diageo as they announced these to the World’s media. Through their production partner, Quite Frankly, Links provided uplink facilities at their Park Royal HQ and transmitted the live announcement and interviews as CEO, Ivan Menezes, presented their preliminary results to multiple media outlets. With the signal delivered to satellite and also to BT Tower we ensured that Diageo’s message was heard loud and clear around the world.

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Links Broadcast Euro 2020 OB Production For RAI Italia

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!

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4K European Football

4K European Football

April has been a busy few weeks for Links Outside Broadcast Sports.

4K European Football at Man City on the 6th, Arsenal on the 8th and Liverpool on the 14th.

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