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Outside Broadcast Companies Throughout Europe Rely on Calrec for Covering Summer Games

With all eyes on London and an estimated global audience of over four billion people, this summer Calrec has had over 50 consoles in service at a host of venues from the Olympic Stadium in London to Hampden Park in Glasgow (check out the interactive map on our Community Site, and our selection of photos of consoles in situe on our Facebook page.)

Most of the major players in European outside broadcast have rolled out their biggest and best trucks, and Calrec consoles have been used to cover a variety of international sports, including gymnastics, tennis, football, boxing, swimming, diving, fencing, rowing, tae kwon do, cycling and athletics.

“This summer has been a very exciting time for the European OB industry, and with a packed sporting schedule Calrec’s desks have been in abundance, too,” says Henry Goodman, head of sales and marketing at Calrec. “It is a credit to our company to be selected on such a great scale for the sporting pinnacle of the year. We attribute our market-leading position to our reputation for reliable, ground-breaking products and our second-to-none support.”

 Calrec consoles were well-represented throughout in trucks covering tennis at Wimbledon; equestrian at Greenwich; boxing at Excel; rowing at Dorney; mountain biking at Hadden; football at Wembley, Hampden Park, and St James’ Park; athletics and road cycling on The Mall and at Hampton Court; triathlon and marathon swimming at Hyde Park and various coverage of ceremonies and other athletics at Olympic Stadium and elsewhere.

 In addition to the European OB companies, Russian broadcaster NTV+ relied on its three brand-new Artemis Light consoles, and Calrec also rented 12 additional consoles to other broadcasters.

 “Calrec has a long history supporting sports events - in fact, earlier this year Calrec Technical Author  Pete Walker won a Sports Emmy in the category of “Outstanding Technical Team Studio” for his work on NBC Olympic coverage when he was a Support Engineer,” adds Henry Goodman.

Dated: 07/09/12