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Timeline Television captures Europa League final in UHD for BT

May 18, 2016

Timeline Television, a provider of post-production, outside broadcast and studio-based programmes for every major UK network, will be providing outside broadcast (OB) services in Ultra HD (UHD) for BT Sport at the Europa League Final between Liverpool and Sevilla from Basel, Switzerland. The  highly anticipated fixture between Liverpool and Sevilla on May 18th will be broadcast live on BT Sport Ultra HD in the UK and is the first time the Europa League Final has been broadcast live in Ultra HD.  It is also the first time Timeline’s UHD 4K truck has  broadcast from mainland Europe.

In a month populated with sporting finals on BT Sport, Timeline Television’s UHD truck will also provide 4K coverage of the 47th FA Cup Final on May 21st between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.  This will be followed the next day by the FA Trophy between Halifax Town and Grimsby Town and the FA Vase Final between Hereford and Morpeth Town. Both of these matches will be played on the same day at Wembley Stadium on May 22nd.

Daniel McDonnell, Managing Director of Timeline Television, said: “Timeline, in partnership with BT Sport, have been pushing the limits of Ultra HD 4K since we launched our UHD 4K outside broadcast truck ten months ago.   We have worked with the finest manufacturers in the industry to find the best solutions to bring this technology to life. We’ve been helping BT Sport bring cinematic experiences to fans living rooms ever since, and I’m excited our OB truck and talented staff play a key role in enabling BT Sport viewers to experience these historical live football moments better than ever.”

Timeline Television’s UHD truck, the first purpose built UHD 4K outside broadcast unit in Europe, was designed in conjunction with BT Sport to support the launch of Europe’s first live Ultra HD 4K channel in  August 2015.

Timeline Television’s OB unit, built by Timeline’s system integration division, was 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

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