Ely, Cambs., UK (March 14, 2008)–Megahertz Broadcast Systems, an independent UK systems integrator, has won a tender to build two turnkey HD trailer vehicles for BBC Outside Broadcasts, part of BBC Resources Ltd.
The finer points of the specifications for both trucks, which are due to be completed in summer 2008, are still being determined. However, it is known that one, known as a Type 10, will be a single-sided expander trailer–an evolution of the existing Type 10s BBC Outside Broadcasts already has in service. The second trailer, a Type 12, will be built as a double-sided expander vehicle to a brand-new design–an additional expanding pod within the production area will create a deeper gallery for a third row of seating.
Both units 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 sound desks, so that 5.1 surround soundtracks may accompany the HD visuals.
Mark Tugwell, Director of BBC Outside Broadcasts, says, “We’re really excited about these two new production vehicles, which will offer our customers the highest technical facilities as well as an aesthetically developed space to work in. Megahertz is working with a new coach builder, which has brought fresh ideas to the truck designs which really make an impact.”
“Megahertz has been a respected small- and medium-scale truck-builder for many years,” comments new Megahertz MD Greg Hoskin, “but recent contract announcements like this one show our commitment to taking this side of the business to the next level.”
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