Trickbox TV enables OB fly-away solution for live TV wedding

Sonya Keating and Paul Brough tie the knot on This Morning

Trickbox TV, a supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting and live events, has announced that it recently provided a range of outside broadcast services to ITV Daytime for This Morning’s live wedding show in the UK.

Shot at Europe’s tallest building, The View from the Shard in London, the wedding was granted to a highly deserving couple, Sonya Keating and Paul Brough. It is the first wedding that The View from the Shard has ever hosted, with the ceremony taking place 800 feet high, on the 72nd floor. Trickbox TV supplied ITV with a multi-camera fly-away solution that included six HD fibre camera channels, and a fly-away control area with positions for the ITV Production team and Trickbox engineers. 

Trickbox began rigging the show the night before and continued through the night with the first rehearsal taking place at 6am on the morning of the show. The remit included camera fibre cable drops on multiple floors, to allow for quick repos for different sections of the programme.

“We were very excited to win this project and work with ITV’s This Morning team,” said Liam Laminman, Trickbox TV MD. “Live TV is high pressure but it’s an environment that we’re used to working in and we have the skills and the experience to ensure a successful production. Broadcasting from different floors of a building 800 feet in the air also has it challenges but it was a spectacular day that will be remembered by the families, the team and the viewers.”

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