Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Picture Canning provide production facilities for 'Coach Trip'

Broadcast facilities specialists Picture Canning provided the production facilities of the second series of Channel 4's ‘Coach Trip’, which went to air the week beginning April 24.
The programme is a travel-meets-reality show where a coach load of Brits set off on a five week trip around Europe.
Stopping off at a wealth of destinations on their way, tensions run high when people are forced to spend too much time together. But this is a 'Coach Trip' with a difference, because couples that become just too annoying will be voted off by their fellow coach trippers – dropped off at the nearest station and sent home.
PCC Director Leslie Zunz took charge of the design and build of the technically challenging installation onboard the coach. In one week, the rear half was transformed into a technical control and production area. The onboard facility consists of 4 robotic hothead cameras, 3 fixed cameras, 7 VTRs, and comms around the coach. The greatest challenge was to ensure the hothead cameras were vibration free to guarantee stable images while the coach was travelling thousands of miles around Europe. Via a 24 channel audio desk, 16 iso tracks and a mixed feed are recorded on the bank of VTR’s. There are also 3 PSC crews and 2 PD150 crews on board to follow the contestants on their trips away from the coach.
It’s a tough job too for professional tour guide Brendon, whose patience is tested daily as he herds 14 people around. There are arguments, parties and travel sickness to contend with – all mixed up with some of the most amazing sights in Europe. (CD/CL)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

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

Label 1 Deploys Multiple Canon EOS C300 Mark II Broadcast Cameras
To create the unique behind the scenes look at the UK's National Health Service (NHS) for the series, Hospital, London-based independent television pr
Blackmagic Design Cameras For Underwater Broadcast
The Micro Studio Camera 4K by Blackmagic Design has been chosen as part of the new VRTUL Live pro underwater stereoscopic 360 system. The system was r
Media Links To Sponsor SVG Europe Sports Production Summit
Media Links has confirmed that it is one of this year's sponsors of the Sports Video Group Europe (SVG) Sports Production Summit. The event takes plac
Leader Europe Limited Launches
Leader Electronics Corporation has announced the formation of Leader Europe Limited as a dedicated business platform for the European region, coming i
Production News : Cameras Roll On Series 7 Of Sky1’s Trollied

Filming is underway on the seventh series of popular long-running Sky1 comedy Trollied at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol   The much-loved supermar
Production News : E4 Orders Double Recommission Of Coach Trip
E4 has ordered two new series' of 12 Yard Productions Coach Trip, following on from an initial recommission of the show earlier this year, when Coach
Zodiak Entertainment Scores With Celebrity Coach
Zodiak Entertainment has announced the acquisition of international distribution rights to the much sought after format from co-producers Animo TV and
Ken Russell To Coach Movie-Making Students At Chapter Arts Centre In Cardiff
Acclaimed film director Ken Russell will be casting his expert eye over films made by tomorrow’s top movie-making talent at the Chapter Arts Centre in
LSS install tour coach audio system
Leamington Sight & Sound (LSS) have designed and fitted a customised, in-bus, personal audio system into the Wolverhampton Wanderers FC tour coach. Th
Cinegy Announces New Distribution Partnership With FOR-A Europe
Cinegy has announced a new distribution partnership with FOR-A Europe. Speaking for FOR-A Europe, Sales Manager Fabio Varolo said: "FOR-A's ultimate c
EG Europe Announce Healthy DVD Sales In Europe
EG Europe, the pan industry body to promote DVD and HD formats to consumers and trade across Europe, has revealed that the DVD industry remains buoyan
NFTS Opens 4K Digital Content Training Studio & Hub
The National Film and Television School (NFTS) officially opens the Sony Gallery, which is located in its ground-breaking 4K Digital Content Training
Timeline TV Delivers For Love Island
Timeline Television is providing inter site connectivity and RF facilities for the new series of Love Island for ITV. Production of the reality TV sho
Broadcasting Center Europe Selects SAM Solutions
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has delivered an end-to-end IP infrastructure solution at RTL Group's new Luxembourg headquarters, RTL City. SAM was select
Ikegami Europe Appoint New President
Ikegami has named Kenzo Ishizuka as the new president of its European office. Effective immediately, Ishizuka will be responsible for leading the comp