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Timeline Television Delivers Europa League Final In UHD

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Timeline Television has provided OB services for BT Sport at last night's Europa League Final between Liverpool and Sevilla in Ultra HD.

The fixture, which was held in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday 18 May, was broadcast live on BT Sport Ultra HD in the UK. It was the first time the Europa League Final has been broadcast live in Ultra HD, and the first time Timeline's UHD 4K truck has broadcast from mainland Europe.

Timeline Television's OB unit was built by the company's system integration division and includes the world's first Sony 4300 2/3 inch UHD 4K cameras, a Sony UHD 4K PWS-4400 server, the world's first Fujinon UHD 4K 2/3 inch 80:1 box and 22:1 ENG lenses, a Snell Kahuna UHD 4K vision mixer and Sirius router, Axon signal processing equipment & Axon Cerebrum control system, EVS XT3 UHD 4K servers, and Grass Valley Kaleido-Modular-X multiviewers.

Daniel McDonnell, Managing Director of Timeline Television, said: "Timeline, in partnership with BT Sport, have been pushing the limits of Ultra HD 4K since we launched our UHD 4K outside broadcast truck ten months ago. We have worked with the finest manufacturers in the industry to find the best solutions to bring this technology to life. We've been helping BT Sport bring cinematic experiences to fans living rooms ever since, and I'm excited our OB truck and talented staff play a key role in enabling BT Sport viewers to experience these historical live football moments better than ever."

In addition to the above sporting final, Timeline Television's UHD truck will also provide 4K coverage of the 47th FA Cup Final on 21 May between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium. This will be followed the next day by the FA Trophy between Halifax Town and Grimsby Town and the FA Vase Final between Hereford and Morpeth Town. The truck, which is the first purpose-built UHD 4K OB unit in Europe, was designed in conjunction with BT Sport to support the launch of Europe's first live Ultra HD 4K channel in August 2015.

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