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.”
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.
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.