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Six-camera HD OB van with satellite uplink

Client: WTS Live Vehicle Solutions: DSNG and Links Vehicles, Outside Broadcast Vehicles

WTS Live's six-camera HD OB van with uplink

This six-camera HD sports production vehicle with satellite uplink was built to enable WTS’ Paris-based French operation to win a long-term contract to provide national league football coverage.

The project challenged the systems team to integrate equipment of a quantity and spec usually associated with far larger OB vehicles into a Sprinter-class van. And because the OB van was central to winning a contract tender, the timescale for the build was equally demanding.

“The level of equipment used in this vehicle is more akin to larger OBs, which led to some interesting physical challenges, but has meant we have delivered one of the most advanced sprinters I’ve built.”

– Jonathan Lyth, WTS

The result was a highly advanced, top-of-the-range OB sprinter – both in terms of the vehicle’s technical performance and its operational capability per square metre. The van has provided WTS’ French division with an in-house tool capable of establishing the company as a serious contender in the European small production market.

WTS provided a full in-house service, incorporating vehicle acquisition, coach-building, electrical design and installation, systems design and broadcast systems integration.