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UK: Links Broadcast

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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 are one of the UK’s leading providers of outside broadcast production facilities and satellite uplink services. Our units provide a highly cost-effective solution to the creation and transmission of your content, and with many of our vehicles also offering IP over satellite solutions you can even stream directly to the web from the same vehicle.

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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