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.
In July 2019 Links Broadcast provided production and uplink facilities to deliver the BBC’s production of Plane Spotting Live over 3 nights from airports around the UK.
Working with OB company CTV, we supported the hub location at East Midlands Airport through the provision of main and backup SNG uplink trucks, delivering live vision feeds to the BBC, as well as receiving two incoming vision feeds from remote airport locations. Across the three nights, Peter Snow, Andi Peters & Zoe Laughlin brought the excitement of live plane spotting together with input on aviation developments to enthusiasts in the UK and around the world.
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.
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.
The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition is a multi-professional organisation focussed on the health of children, and their 2019 ESPGHAN meeting on 6th June 2019 was one of the largest events in its sector. It focusses on new and upcoming scientific research in this field and a major part of this year’s conference was a live surgery workshop transmitted by SNG Uplink Vehicle from two theatres within the world-renowned International Academy for Paediatric Endoscopy Training at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Links Broadcast SNG Satellite Uplink Trucks returned to the Principality Stadium, one of the most impressive icons of modern Wales, but this time, for a change, it was not for a rugby match.
2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of a very famous and very popular ‘boy’ band and, to celebrate this significant milestone, the band have embarked on a massive UK arena and stadium tour performing many of their much-loved hits. Did they play a million love songs? Did they relight the fire? They certainly let it shine down on Cardiff!!