Presteigne Broadcast cycles through Amsterdam
The British SI provided crew and equipment for coverage of the Six Day Amsterdam
UK systems integrator Presteigne Broadcast Hire has provided production solutions, including onboard cameras, for production of the Six Day Amsterdam cycling event held at the Amsterdam Velodrome from 6-11 December.
To cover both London and Amsterdam for broadcast, Presteigne provided production company Aurora Media with production technology, technical staff, and engineering support. The SI also provided handheld and competition cycle-mounted HEROCast wireless transmitters, to capture video from inside the action.
“This year we provided a broadcast system similar to one we provided for the first and very successful London-based Six Day event in 2015," Presteigne Manager of RF and special cameras, Martin Sexton, said. "The system was assembled in our Gatwick technical facility from our enormous stock holding of broadcast equipment and then installed at the London and Amsterdam velodromes respectively.
“The on-board images for both events looked fantastic, were 100 percent reliable, and were frequently cut into the live coverage of the race.”
Aurora Media Director of Production Caroline De Luc said, “Presteigne’s ongoing technical and logistic support have been significant factors in our ability to produce a programme that fully conveys the energy and excitement of these action-packed races to a television audience.”