Commentator-box for TV Globo Brazil in Montreal, Canada
The Dutch satellite uplink company Multi-Link Holland is responsible for all Formula 1 EBU (European Broadcasting Union) transmissions. This company travels the world since 2004 for the Formula 1. You can regonice them easily by their green uplink dishes. Since 2004 they produce satellite uplinks at the Formula 1 for many broadcasters, RTL Netherlands, RTL+ Germany, ORF Austria, Sky Italia, Ferrari TV, ViaSat Sweden and more. They will give us an inside look through the whole season in what they must achieve on every location they land with their equipment, starting this weekend in Melbourne Australia and ending 25 november in Brazil. At this last race in Brazil we will do a special report about this company on the Interlagos circuit.
Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada 2012 by Multi-Link Holland
3 huge Gigasat FA370 dishes for the EBU transmissions in Montreal, Canada
"We are at a very nice location and will get a very nice race also. Last year it was the best race of the season so it is promising. The sphere in Montreal is always very good. The circuit is located on an island, our TV Compound is located inside a beautiful park, really nice!! Of course it has it's backside.... a lot of trees. We have to take care of our dish positions carefully when we place them." Gerben Vissers of Multi-Link explains.
Gerben: "We did bring our 3 usual 2.7 m Gigasat dishes for the EBU Worldfeed but also we brought our american 3.7 KU uplink truck. This truck is owned by Multi-Link and is always located in the USA. We use this truck this time for Globo TV Brazil."
The EBU , SKY F1 MCR from Multi-Link Holland in Montreal, Canada
Besides the uplinks Multi-Link Holland arrange a full HD switch-set for TV Globo Brazil. We insert 2 international feeds and also add a wireless camera and the switched feed also goes to the commentator position with the TV Globo commentator. Next to that we have a XDcam deck for playout and we had to insert 10 onboard camera signals to the video-switcher.
The full HD switchset setup for TV Globo Brazil from Multi-Link Holland in Montreal, Canada
Gerben: " We get all signals by fibre. This is needed because the TV Globo commentators position is 900 meters away from the TV compound. The whole program is produced in HD and will be transmitted by our Adtec encoders in Mpeg4 4.2.0. "
Multi-Link holland USA uplink-truck for the transmissions of Globo TV Brazil
"Next to the video part we also arrange the audio signals + communication with the camera crew who walk around for interviews in the pit area, the both commentators, the director and also with TV Globo (MCR) in Brazil".
TV Globo SporTV Brazil ENG Pits team for the transmissions of Globo TV Brazil
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Next race Grand Prix of Europe in Valencia, Spain on the 24th of june.
Multi-Link holland USA uplink-truck for the transmissions of TV Globo Brazil