Primetech expands Outside Broadcast communications support with Blackthorn Productions vehicle in Northern Ireland
Created: Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:47
Primetech has supplied and is supporting a Ka-band satellite system for Blackthorn Production in Northern Ireland. This new installation, which has been used very successfully to support outside broadcasting (OB) in the province, builds on Primetech’s
existing work for Sky News, where it is supplying a number of satellite systems for use by UK newsgathering teams based in Land Rover vehicles.
Blackthorn Productions’ Outside Broadcast unit uses a C-Com Ka-band satellite system supplied by Primetech to support major broadcast clients such as BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and RTE 2FM.
According to Henry Walker of Primetech, ‘This new and rapidly evolving and expanding form of low-cost outside broadcasting, using the vast new capacity and ease of use of Ka-band systems supplied by C-Com, combined with the power of internet television,
is helping to drive completely new types of outside broadcasting. This is allowing organisations to broadcast which would have previously been prevented from doing so by high barriers to entry, especially equipment cost.'
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