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Category Archives: OB Production

What State Is Outside Broadcasting In Now?

Who knew from those early days of Outside Broadcasting (OB) for King George VI’s coronation way back in May 1937 that Outside Broadcasting would become such an integral part of everyday broadcasting? The technology may well have shifted dramatically since, with digital replacing analogue and then HD pushing out SD, but the desire for on-the-spot filming has continued to rise exponentially. The need to be in the know….

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The Advantages of Outside Broadcasting Production Vehicles

The Advantages of Outside Broadcasting Production Vehicles and why you should use these during a video production of any live events such as concerts, sports events, and news. Outside broadcasting or OB, as it’s more well-known, is usually done using mobile remote broadcasting. There is different equipment involved in this type of production, such as a professional video camera and microphone….

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Outside Broadcast Production Facilities For Bentley

When Bentley Motors announced their latest investment in their site at Crewe and the production of their first electric vehicle, we were delighted to be asked by Connect Live (UK) to provide the outside broadcast production facilities which helped them deliver their message. With Connect Live (UK) delivering the overall production they approached us to provide the facilities and crew to film the on-site staff briefing….

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Under the hood of OB Production Services Pt 2

Supertrucks used to be all the rage in Outside Broadcast Providers sports broadcasting, but are they still today? Although we are still seeing the launch of brand new large, cutting edge outside broadcast providers services trucks to enable live sports coverage, we are also seeing a rise in demand for smaller vans that are being used to facilitate remote broadcasts. Here we talk to a panel of experts from the outside broadcast providers….

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Under the hood of OB Production Services Pt 1

OB Production Services have never been more in demand than they are today. The pandemic has created new opportunities for service provision as live sport attempts to recoup time lost to lockdowns, and broadcasters battle between schedules, COVID protocols, and new remote productions. In this article, the first of two, we talk to a panel of experts from the OB production services industry to find out how OBs….

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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.

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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.

4K European Football Links Broadcast

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4K Satellite Facilities For Champions League & Europa League

4K Satellite Facilities For Champions League & Europa League

Links have pleasure in continuing their working relationships with Eurovision providing 4K satellite facilities for the Champions & Europa League Games – recently covering the Chelsea and Arsenal games respectively.

4K Satellite Facilities Champions League Links Broadcast

4K Satellite Facilities Europa League Links Broadcast

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Links Broadcast visits Downton Abbey

Links Broadcast were delighted to be appointed as the OB and uplink provider for ITV’s This Morning when they visited the real life home of Downton Abbey at Highclere Castle.

The popular day-time program hosted by Philip Schofield & Holly Willoughby situated itself on location at Highclere in preparation for the UK release of the Downton Abbey full length feature film. The characters from the cast, including butler Mr Carson (James Edward Carter OBE), plus some of the regular contributors to the show, joined Philip & Holly on the sofa as well as in the library, saloon, dining room and on the north terrace for the closing sequence.

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Outside Broadcast Production Television On The Road

If you have ever watched live coverage of a football match, an Olympic event, or a Royal Wedding, then you have watched an outside broadcast production. Outside broadcasts use the same kind of television cameras, microphones, and vision and sound mixing equipment as a TV studio. The key operating equipment is installed in a specialist truck (a ‘scanner’ in BBC jargon), and a fleet of outside broadcast vehicles

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