Nippon TV Sochi coverage supported by Presteigne Broadcast19 February 2014
Presteigne Broadcast has aided a number of broadcasters, including Japan’s Nippon Television Network (NTV) as it sends coverage back from the current Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
The broadcaster has rented a number of XDCam decks for recording, editing and ingest. NTV also has an on-site studio, for which Presteigne Broadcast Hire has provided two complete camera chains, together with a studio pedestal.
“As Olympic coverage is not an everyday event, we need to supplement our own equipment with rented kit,” said Yujin Suzuki, technical director of NTV. “We have to balance our needs on site with our production plans back in Japan.
We have been working with Presteigne Broadcast Hire for some years now to cover a number of events,” he added. “Renting from Japan would take up too much shipping time, and dry hire is not common in Russia they expect to provide personnel alongside the equipment which we did not need. We have enjoyed good service from Presteigne Broadcast Hire in the past, and we had confidence in their commitment to support us in Sochi.”
Presteigne Broadcast Hire CEO Mike Ransome, added: “Everyone will appreciate the challenges in supporting these games in Sochi. It is a remote location, security is extremely tight, and shipping is difficult. What Presteigne Broadcast Hire brings to an event like this is the scale to support multiple broadcasters.
“In turn that means we can devote the necessary time and energy to solving all these challenges, ensuring we can deliver our high standards of responsiveness and technical excellence on site,” he explained. “We are delighted to be working once again with NTV, and to be part of ensuring that Japanese audiences experience the thrills and excitement of the games.”