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Timeline awarded Para Athletics presentation contract

14 July 2017
Timeline awarded Para Athletics presentation contract

Timeline Television has secured a deal with independent sports producer FilmNova to provide presentation coverage of the 9th World Para Athletics Championships, which gets underway today.

Timeline’s new IP 4K HDR OB truck, UHD2, will be on site to deliver the live broadcasts of the nine-day event.

Timeline’s Sony HDC-4300 2/3 inch Ultra HD 4K cameras with Fujinon Ultra HD lenses will capture Channel 4’s presenters, Ade Adepitan, Sophie Morgan and Arthur Williams situated in the studio, and Jeanette Kwakye, Sonja McLaughlin in the mixed zone. UHD2 will combine host broadcaster feeds with the cameras and support two transmission galleries including EVS XT3 servers and edit suites.

Timeline’s RF department will also support a roving presenter camera, which the company said offers “innovative coverage” from the track and in field presented by Lee McKenzie.

This will be the first time a broadcaster has presented from the track and in field at a major championship.

UHD2 includes the latest IP infrastructure and HDR technology. The IP network provides support for up to 32 UHD cameras and 12, 4K UHD EVS servers.

“It is our pleasure to work with FilmNova on the much anticipated World Para Athletic Championships,” said Daniel McDonnell, managing director, Timeline Television. “We have issued our brand new IP 4K HDR outside broadcast truck to provide the very best in outside broadcast technology for our client. Coupled with this we are proud to be supporting FilmNova’s innovative coverage from the track and in field.”

Coverage of the competition starts today and runs until 23rd July.

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