The vehicle is another in Timeline’s fleet of all-IP, 4K UHD HDR capable OB trucks.
Timeline Television has unveiled the UHD3 double-expanding outside broadcast truck. It was originally commissioned for the BBC’s coverage of the UEFA Euro 2020. With the event postponed until next year, the UHD3’s first major outing will be for FA Women’s Super League soccer matches and light entertainment programming.
The truck will also be used as a remote production hub gallery for Timeline’s Ealing Broadcast Centre. It can also link with Timeline’s existing triple-expanding 4K HDR vehicle, UHD2, to provide expanded production capability when needed.
The all-IP, 4K UHD HDR capable UHD3 truck has been built around Grass Valley IP tech, including the Kahuna 9600 IP production switcher, and Grass Valley’s Audio Live system.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on travel and staff numbers on site, the Grass Valley team commissioned all equipment remotely.
Quinn Cowper, head of engineering at Timeline Television, said: “The addition of another all-IP 4K unit means we can support a wider range of customer needs, from remote production to the largest on-location projects. Grass Valley Orbit handles all configuration of the truck’s IP backbone, which enables our team to remove complexity from the workflow without compromising on functionality.”
Grass Valley vice president of sales, EMEA, Tim Banks, added: “Consumers have shown their appetite for live content remains unyielding – and the global lockdown has only accelerated this trend. Now more than ever, broadcasters and OB companies need scale and agility as they drive to meet this rising demand for unmatched viewing experiences more efficiently.”