Megahertz Broadcast to build two HD OB trailers for BBC

UK systems integrator Megahertz Broadcast Systems will build two turnkey HD OB trailers for BBC Outside Broadcasts, part of BBC Resources.

The project involves a new Type 10 vehicle with an HD trailer that has integrated VT facilities and constructing a new, bigger HD production vehicle, dubbed Type 12.

Both trucks are due to be completed in summer 2008. The Type 10 unit will be a single-sided expander trailer, while the Type 12 will be built as a double-sided expander vehicle. An additional expanding pod within the production area will create a deeper gallery for an additional third row of seating.

Both will be equipped with Sony HD cameras and video switchers and will feature Evertz video distribution hardware, Dynaudio BM6A and BM5A audio monitoring and Bluefin-equipped Calrec Sigma audio consoles for HD 5.1 surround sound.

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