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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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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.

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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.


The Great Yorkshire Show

Links provided outside broadcast production facilities for Channel 5’s production of The Great Yorkshire Show 2019. The show, which was hosted by Anita Rani and Jules Hudson with special guests Julian Norton and Peter Wright from the Yorkshire Vet, was produced live on site and anchored from a temporary studio location within the Great Yorkshire Showground.


Royal Opera House BP Big Screens Outside Broadcast 2019

Summer 2019 saw Links Broadcast in our regular position at Trafalgar Square for the Royal Opera House BP Big Screens series.

Large audiences at Trafalgar Square and around the UK were able to enjoy a performance of ballet Romeo & Juliet, plus operas Carmen & The Marriage of Figaro across three separate nights. These free events are the highlight of the al-fresco cultural season, and Links Broadcast is proud to have been technology partner to ROH for the production, satellite distribution and remote screen delivery since 2015.


Production Facilities for Big Week at the Zoo

Working with our client, Daisybeck, we were delighted to provide the production facilities for Big Week at the Zoo which aired nightly on channel 5 for a week in August 2019.

The location at Yorkshire Wildlife Park provided an amazing back-drop to the show hosted by Helen Skelton & Nick Baker, and supported by a huge A to Z cast list of animals, from anteaters to zebras!


Outside Broadcast World Premiere

Links Broadcast are very proud to be back again at Alexandra Palace providing a satellite uplink for a World Premiere from one half of a famous brother band in an EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCE beamed via satellite into cinemas across the UK & Ireland.
This is billed as the musical comeback of the decade and we will be there to provide SNG Services via our outside broadcast truck.


BP Big Screens 2018 – Royal Opera House Outside Broadcast

If you can’t get to the Royal Opera House in London then don’t worry, the Royal Opera House can come to you!

Links Broadcast are very proud to have been part of the production and delivery of this year’s BP Big Screens Events on behalf of The Royal Opera House, delivering their content to screens around the UK.

For the fourth year in a row Links Broadcast worked with the Royal Opera House on their screenings of three hugely prestigious productions which were beamed live across the UK on to large outdoor screens. The production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake was also simulcast to multiple cinemas around the UK as well as to the BP Big Screens audiences. Each of the three evening performances were blessed with glorious weather, and the eagerly awaiting opera and ballet fans enjoyed a wonderful experience in venues that ranged from the iconic to the idyllic.


The Royal Wedding Outside Broadcast

We here at Links Broadcast were all very excited to be asked by our client Arqiva to supply our outside broadcast trucks to Fox News, Mediaset and HBO, in addition a KA flyaway dish for Prolink TV. A four camera event with crews for an Australian breakfast news programme was also deployed along with our production truck.

As with any event the pre-planning was meticulous but for the event of the year it was even more so than usual!

Following an exchange of a few hundred emails, many internal meetings and various conference calls across the globe later, we were ready to roll.