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Links Broadcast

OB production units

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Links Broadcast
Piper House
14 West Place
West Road
Harlow, Essex CM20 2GY

Within office hours - Mon-Fri - 08.00-18.00
Telephone : +44 (0) 1279 630555

Andy Tweedley – Business Development Manager: +44 (0)7813 061 620
Andy Foster - Operations Manager: +44 (0)7932 114910

Outside office hours
Rob Wickings + 44 (0) 7957 818 292


Mobile OB Production Units with in-built Satellite Uplink or Web-streaming

Links Broadcast is the UK's leading provider of satellite broadcast and portable production facilities. We operate an extensive fleet across the UK, including 4K/UHD & HD uplinks as well as hybrid OB/SNG production facilities. Our multi-camera hybrid SNG and production units provide flexible and cost-effective solutions for outside broadcast events with up to 6 cameras, and our comprehensive stock of ancillary facilities means we are well equipped to cover all manner of live broadcasts. These facilities are complemented by our Ka band IP over satellite uplinks, webcasting, satellite broadband, microwave links, digital camera links, fibre systems and satellite ground services.

Links Broadcast's fine reputation has been built upon a proven track record of providing high quality and innovative solutions to leading Broadcasters and we have built an enviable reputation in the delivery of 4K & UHD uplink transmissions in recent years. Our extensive client and event list includes, Event Cinema providers, Media Organisations, Production Companies, Entertainment Organisations and Corporate clients with experience in Live Entertainment, News, Sporting Events, Medical and Corporate Conferencing.

Our head office in Harlow, Essex, gives easy access in to London as well as the UK's motorway network for quick and easy travel to events all over the country as well as in to Europe. With our other trucks bases across the UK we are able to minimise travel time and expense for planned events and can respond at short notice to breaking news events. As part of the SCCI Group we also have the benefit of the commercial satellite and downlink engineering resources offered within the wider group.

Our production trucks come equipped with full CCU controlled Sony fibre camera systems and with a choice of 8 or 20 input vision mixer. Audio is very well catered for via the Studer Vista 1 sound desk which provides a powerful & flexible solution to any audio requirements. We offer a full range of production facilities and specialist equipment and can provide just the key technical crew or the full production crew depending on your requirements.

Links Broadcast OB van based in UK

Typical vehicle features include:

  • For-A HVS-390HS 2M/E Vision Switcher
  • Studer Vista 1 – Digital Sound desk
  • 5.1 audio mixing and Genelec monitoring
  • Capability for at least 6x Sony HD System camera channels
  • Capability for 8 channel EVS machine
  • Capability for ‘full size’ VTR
  • Capability for 2x HDR type VT’s
  • 6x 23” Sony Monitors in production stack
  • 5x Multiviewers
  • Dolby E and Dolby D encoding and decoding
  • Comms modem for analogue satcomms
  • Comrex Access IP comms system
  • Telex Zeus III 32 port digital communication matrix
  • 2x Duplex TAIT base stations
  • IFB kit
  • Snell-Vega 58x80 HD-SDI router
  • Axon glue
  • Tektronix Waveform Monitor and rasteriser
  • TSL PAM2 – 3G Audio monitor with Dolby options
  • MurrayPro PPM’s
  • Trilogy TSG/SPG
  • Ku band uplink
  • Ka band uplink
  • LiveU LU700 encoder
  • Streaming encoder for Facebook, Youtube etc.
  • On-board generator and UPS
  • MPEG 4HD 10bit 4:2:2 Encoders
  • MPEG 4HD 10bit 4:2:2 Decoders
  • Modulation: 8PSK/ QPSK/ DVB-S and DVB-S2
  • Encryption: RAS and BISS available

Workspace for:

  • Vision Mixer
  • Director
  • Versatile Position - EVS Operator, Producer
  • Vision/Racks Engineer
  • Sound Supervisor
  • Comms/SNG Engineer

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