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Timeline builds first UHD 4K OB truck in Europe

June 10, 2015

Timeline, a major provider of outside broadcast, post production, and studio-based services for all major UK networks, has designed and built the first purpose built Ultra-HD outside broadcast unit in the Europe.  In conjunction with BT Sport this represents a significant investment in this brand new technology.

BT Sport has awarded Timeline a four-year contract for the provision of Ultra-HD 4K OB’s to complement their extensive HD programme portfolio. BT Sport will be launching a new BT Sport UHD channel in August with the first UHD broadcast being the Community Shield.  UHD events will be broadcast throughout the year, each week, and will include UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League, FA Cup and Aviva Premiership Rugby.

Driven by the demand for production of UHD 4K content by broadcasters, initially being driven by BT Sport, the unit will launch in August and be available for hire for both sporting events and other production genres such as the arts, entertainment and natural history when not in use by BT Sport.

This cutting edge OB unit, built by Timeline’s SI division, is designed from the ground up to deliver UHD 4K programmes to the same high standard as current HD programmes for complex live or as live production.  BT Sport and Timeline worked with all suppliers to ensure delivery of the latest innovative UHD 4K technology.

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