Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and Sachtler supply newsgathering equipment to Al Jazeera Media Network
Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and Sachtler have supplied a range of innovative products to global broadcasting giant Al Jazeera Media Network. The privately owned Middle Eastern multinational corporation, based in Qatar, is the parent company of 24-hour global news channel Al Jazeera English.
Equipment from the brands will be used by three of the corporation’s biggest channels, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera Mubasher. The substantial range of products will be deployed as part of the networks’ frontline newsgathering kits to global crews operating in more than 70 countries around the world.
The prestigious deal with Al Jazeera Media Network includes Anton/Bauer, the premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, who has supplied more than 500 of its Dionic HC batteries, 688 QRC-LG Gold Mount and 172 Titan Twin and TM4 battery chargers.
LED lighting pioneer Litepanels will supply 172 Croma fixtures, 161 Sola ENG flight kits and 11 Traveller Trio flight kits. The company’s 1×1 units are already deployed in a number of Al Jazeera Media Network’s bureaus. Global crews using the fixtures have found the 1x1s to be a reliable and cost effective option, which maintain a consistent high quality LED output.
In addition, the substantial Al Jazeera Media Network order includes 172 Sachtler System 18S1 SL MCF tripod systems for use with the corporation’s new Sony PMW500 camcorders, and a further 172 Sachtler System FSB 6 SL MCF Tripod systems, which will work with their new Sony PMW200 Camcorders.
Every piece of equipment supplied by the brands, who are part of Vitec Group company Vitec Videocom, will be supplied to 172 camera crews working across the three news channels. The order is being managed by Ahmad Nana’a, Vitec Videocom’s Middle East sales manager, and delivered by the Vitec brands’ regional partners INC and Salam Media. The equipment will support the expansion of Al Jazeera’s newsgathering capabilities.