9 world feed OBs in October
It’s been a busy month of football for Televideo, with world feeds and domestic productions keeping crews and OB units busy up and down the UK.
Televideo continued coverage of the Irn-Bru Challenge Cup this month, having broadcast a game from each round for clients at Premier Sports. Friday 7th October saw Crusaders take on Livingston live on Premier. Televideo provided a 6-camera production, fronted by presenter Rory Hamilton from Seaview in Belfast - the Crusaders became the first non-Scottish side to play in the competition, but lost out to Livingston after a stoppage-time strike from Scott Pittman.
Further Irn-Bru matches have also been covered for mneTV for BBC Alba’s production; indeed just 2 days later the Televideo team were back for an early kick off for Queen of the South v Linfield. This was to be the 2nd of 5 football OBs for mneTV this month – a key Scottish client who use OB unit HD5 for football, rugby and shinty contracts.
On Saturday 15th October both HD2 and HD9 headed north of the border for more football, this time SPL for BBC Scotland. The 4-camera broadcasts saw Partick Thistle draw 2-2 with Hamilton from the Firhill Stadium in Glasgow, and Aberdeen take a 4-0 win over Ross County.
The following Thursday 20th October, both trucks moved to Old Trafford, where 4-camera add-ons were provided for Turkish broadcasters TTNet and TRT, as Manchester United faced Fenerbaçhe in a Europa League group match.
The very next day the Televideo team moved a little closer to home, facilitating an 8-camera OB in HD7, from Doncaster. The world feed, for clients Input Media, saw England women play France in a friendly at the Keepmoat Stadium. Whilst it ended 0-0, the Lionesses proved they can hold their own against the world’s best ahead of next summer’s European Championship finals. The match was broadcast live on the BBC Red Button and BBC online.
The final date of October’s football frenzy was a double header – on Tuesday 25th October two 7-camer OBs were out covering the EFL Cup for Pitch International’s world feed takers – HD1 travelled to Leeds as they played Norwich, whilst HD8 was in Newcastle as the Magpies took on Preston. Televideo also adapted the EFL graphics set for this production, operating form both OBs with VizRT systems.