Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Sony Delivers Scandinavia's First 3D OB Truck

Sony Professional has finished building Scandinavia's first 3D-ready OB truck for the TV2-owned production company, OB-Team.
The truck, which is the first of its kind in Scandinavia, includes 20,000 metres of cable, work space for an entire TV crew and is equipped with ten 3D cameras to produce 3D TV for a rapidly developing market.
"Sony has unique expertise in 3D productions. The combination of knowledge, training and technology made it easy to choose Sony as our partner," said Bjørnar Nordahl, Director of OB-Team.
"3D opens up new opportunities, with productions that can be broadcast live or shown as a recording in arts centres and cinemas across the country.
"We saw that the development of HD suddenly exploded and we believe that 3D will develop at an even faster rate. For example, direct distribution to cinemas was unthinkable two years ago, but now it's possible," he said.
Equipped with Sony's leading 3D technology, the new OB truck will be a market-leading tool for 3D production.
The contract with OB-Team has a budget of NOK 29 million. OB-Team is owned by TV 2, but also works on productions for other television companies, including NRK.
OB-Team will start an intensive training period as soon as the vehicle is ready and intends to start working on its first productions in 3D as early as this autumn.
"Sony has taken a leading role in the development of 3D throughout the entire value chain, from production, to distribution to cinemas and domestic TV screens," said Mick Sheehan, Head of Sony Professional Norway.
"We have delivered and will continue to deliver the biggest productions of live 3D TV, including the Football World Cup in South Africa, the Champions League, the Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament in Germany and now the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
"We have also shown live opera productions in Sweden and see increasing numbers of areas where 3D can create a great entertainment experience," he added.
OB-Team's new truck was being completed at Broadcast Networks in England and scheduled for delivery by the end of July.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

NEP Group Selects RTS For Equinox OB Truck
NEP Group has introduced its Equinox outside broadcast truck, which is being used to deliver all UK horse racing television coverage. Equinox is capab
Timeline Television Announces New 4K RF Uplink Truck
Timeline Television has announced it is to launch a second 4K UHD RF uplink truck. The vehicle is set to launch in Q2 of 2018 and will allow the compa
Megahertz Unveils New OB Truck
Megahertz has unveiled a new fast response newsgathering OB vehicle that will be on show at IBC2017. The truck is one of over 25 vehicles that Megaher
Firehouse Productions Sets Live Sound Ablaze With Dante Audio-Over-IP Networking
As a sound production company specialising in live events, Firehouse Productions is regularly entrusted with the design, operation and management of c
Scrub Supplies Equipment For ITN Productions
Scrub, the Soho-based and post-focussed division of HHB Communications, has supplied a ProTools | S6 console and Genelec monitoring for a new audio su
Action Image Productions Are Definitely The 'Real Thing'
Action Image Productions, based at Cheltenham Film Studios, are proud to announce that they have commenced post-production on 'Everything', a new feat
Presteigne Charter Invests In Sony 3D Technology
A leading broadcast dry hire and systems rental specialists, Presteigne Charter, has announced a major expansion of its 3D facilities, following the l
Sky And Sony Capture Goodwood Festival Of Speed In 3D For The First Time
Sky and Sony have revealed that they filmed and screened the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed in High Definition 3D for the first time ever over the
Sony And Reald To Provide Complete 3D Digital Cinema System For Exhibitors
Sony And Reald To Provide Complete 3D Digital Cinema System For Exhibitors Sony Electronics and RealD are working together to provide exhibitors with
UPPM Release New Album For Productions
Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM) has announced details of 'The Alternative Indie', a new album released on its Atmosphere label. In respon
Sony's 3D OB Trucks Roll-in
The next step in Sony's long-term partnership with Telegenic and BSkyB will transform live production and revolutionise people's entertainment experie
On Sight Uses SGO's Mistika For Flying Monsters In 3D With David Attenborough
SGO Mistika, the most powerful stereoscopic 3D toolset in the industry, was used for all the stereo 3D , 2D; and its first evert 3D IMAX by London's O
Sony Announces 3D FIFA World Cup
The World Cup is being filmed and transmitted in stunning 3D - a major global first for broadcasting. The Sony Corporation and FIFA (Fédération Intern
A/V Giants Join Forces In 'Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative'
Four audio/video giants have announced their intent to collaborate on the development of a new technology standard for consumer 3D active glasses, und
U2 3D To Premiere In Dolby 3D At Sundance Film Festival
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. has announced that the world premiere of 3ality Digital Entertainment’s U2 3D, distributed by National Geographic Entertainme