Baku Media deploys OB trucks for UEFA Europa League Final coverage

The UEFA Europa League Final ‘London derby’ on Wednesday night turned out to be a comfortable 4-1 victory to Chelsea over Arsenal, following an outstanding second-half display. BT Sport broadcast the all-British final from Azerbaijan capital Baku with the help of local broadcast technology provider Baku Media Centre together with production company Sunset+Vine.

For the final, Baku Media Centre deployed its mobile production fleet, all developed by Broadcast Solutions. BT Sport screened the game on their channels plus a free stream on YouTube in UHD.

Broadcast Solutions has a long-standing relationship with Baku Media Center. The German company has delivered several production vehicles, including a 16-camera Streamline S16 trailer plus support vehicle and DSNG. In April this year just in time for the UEFA final Broadcast Solutions delivered an additional 12-camera OB plus supporting truck to Baku Media Center, that was also used at the UEFA Europa League final. The new OB truck is based on the Streamline S8L design.

Streamline OB vans are pre-engineered production vehicles and with over 40 units sold the most successful OB vans on the market. Because of the adjusted Streamline concept the S8L offers three dedicated rooms in a box-body combination with 10-12 workplaces and works with up to 12 cameras.

For the Europa League final, Baku Media Center providde service with the two OB vans to cover the action from the field and a unique studio. The signals were aired to satellite using a specially built Broadcast Solutions DSNG unit with a four-wheel-drive SUV, developed for Baku Media Center.


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