Mediatec bowled over by MHz trucks4 June 2010
Megahertz (MHz) has recently delivered two custom-built vehicles to Mediatec UK. The OB vans will be used in conjunction with modular and mobile LED screens at major sporting, music and corporate events, including coverage of all international and domestic cricket.
Mediatec UK provides the latest LED screens as part of a range of integrated broadcast and communications solutions for sports, music and corporate events throughout the world.
“LED screens are now an integral part of the cricketing experience. Being awarded the contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the next three years made it imperative to appoint a company that had vital knowledge in the outside broadcast field,” said Mike Bone, General Manager at Mediatec UK. “Megahertz’s understanding of our requirements and their ability to design and build the vehicles in a very short space of time — five weeks from placing the order to the point where the trucks were rolled out to cover the first cricket match — is a remarkable achievement by any standard.”
Based on a long wheelbase Mercedes, the OB vehicles can be used to support festivals and smaller events where space is restricted. The trucks consist of a range of HD-compliant infrastructure and production equipment from suppliers including Apple, Blackmagic Design, Bryant Broadcast, GVG, Harris, Miranda, Sennheiser and Telex.