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Tue 05 Aug 2014

20ste Commonwealth Games - Glasgow 2014

20ste Commonwealth Games  - Glasgow 2014

Glasgow home of the best viewed Commonwealth Games ever,

Glasgow hosted the XX Commonwealth Games…

Millions of viewers and thousands of visitors watched the 2014 Commonwealth Games – produced by Sunset+Vine and Global Television.

These 4 yearly Games – the biggest multisport event after the Olympics Games  - started off with the biggest TV show ever produced in Scotland.

almost 5000 Athletes from 71 countries competed for gold and honour.

A great Opening Ceremony followed by a city firework Opened the Games after a fly trough by the Red Arrows – a first big challenge for our helicopter pilots

EuroMedia Group was chosen together with several other Uk based facility companies to deliver technical support and expertise in bringing the emotion of Sport onto the screens.

United delivered probably the most demanding venues : ‘Triathlon’ at Strathclyde Country park and ‘Mountain biking’.

Moreover then 17km of fibre and 32 HD cameras where deployed at the beautiful Cathking Braes park.

Belgian Videohouse deployed OB10 unit - handled all outdoor cycling races in and around Glasgow Green Park and was the control centre of all wireless signals .

Less camera’s but technical very complex is still the shooting venue, EuroMedia France flagship XXL3 triple expander hosted 2 different venues and teams ; Clay Target and Small / Full Bore at the Barry Budden Shooting range.

Complete remote feeds where transmitted on special fibre multiplexers – designed and used earlier this year for the Formula One in Monaco.

But apart from the OB facilities deployed by the Group , Videohouse dedicated RF company Eurolinx delivered all aerial and wireless services towards our client Sunset and Vine / Global Television.

The Groups dedicated twin engine – pressurized Beech KingAir90 was flying at high altitudes above Glasgow to guarantee all feeds.

Thanks to the 8 individual tracking antennas - the very complex marathon (men & women) with a 30min gap in between could be broadcasted without any issues.

Video feeds from the 4 RF bikes, 2 Cineflex helicopters and 2 lead cars where be relayed straight on to the fixed wing together with several bi-band handhelds.

All specialty camera’s where been engineered and delivered by Aerial Camera Systems– the SmartHeads proved again there quality and solid output.

The XX Commonwealth Games will ended on Sunday Aug 3rd

“People make the Games “ a baseline that is well understood by the technical teams of the Euro Media Group