2011: Year in Review – April

If it’s April, then it has to be NAB, and SVG Europe was, of course, front and centre in Las Vegas, and you can read the daily digests of our reporting here, here, and here. Elsewhere, there was misplaced optimism about the Rugby World Cup in 3D, the Grand National galloped across the UK broadcast schedules, and, in London, a couple of posh kids got married…

SIS Live faces America’s Cup challenge

It was recently announced that SIS Live had won the three-year, multi-million Euro contract to design, build and deliver HD agile cameras and digital RF microwave links for the America’s Cup. As the competition seeks to reinvent itself for the Golden Gate Yacht Club’s defence of the trophy in 2013, Andy Stout talks to Paul McNeil, Manager, Special Cameras, to see what the project entails.

Inside the game: the Grand National

The Grand National, one of the world’s biggest and most iconic horse racing events, also happens to be one of the biggest annual OBs of a single event in Europe, with host broadcaster, the BBC, estimating it’s up there in complexity with the very biggest golf tournaments.

Inside the game: the Rugby World Cup in 3D

The news earlier this week that the final stages of this year’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand will be captured in 3D means a lot of work for a lot of people, particularly NZ-based 3DLive who will be orchestrating the action. Andy Stout talked to 3DLive Director, Ronel Schodt, about how her and her team are planning to pull it off. [Of course, these plans were all eventually cancelled – Ed.]

Royal Wedding to be ‘London’s biggest OB to date’

The Union Flag bunting is going up, the cucumber sandwiches are being cut and the urns of tea are being warmed. It can only mean one of two things: either Channel 4 is filming another documentary about living in 1940s Britain, or the UK is making plans for a Royal Wedding. With 8000 staff and 140 OB trucks converging on London, UK Correspondent, Will Strauss, looks at the biggest occasion for the live event sector in years.



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