During the UK’s general election, Trickbox facilitated broadcast coverage and connectivity for the Danish TV channel’s news items.

TV2 Denmark chose Trickbox TV to provide facilities and connectivity for both studio facilities and outside broadcast facilities for the UK General Election in December 2019. In its unique position, Trickbox’s broadcast studio offers views over the London. Additional OB facilities located directly next to Tower Bridge were also provided.

Studio facilities included production space for the Danish production team, plus makeup rooms for the talent. Trickbox provided a dedicated IP link back to TV2’s Denmark MCR, transmitting all individual camera signals, mics, and comms, so the production could be remotely produced in Denmark. Further connectivity included a point-to-point IP link between the studio and the OB on Potters Fields.

TV2’s Production Manager and International Coordinator Charlotte Lech-Gade, commented: “Everything was perfect”. Which Liam Laminman, Trickbox TV Managing Director corroborated, “TV2 were a pleasure to work with and Trickbox looks forward to hosting similar broadcasts for international guests in the future”.

Trickbox TV, a leading supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting and live events, has announced that it recently provided a range of outside broadcast services to ITV Daytime for This Morning’s live wedding show.

Shot at Europe’s tallest building, The View from the Shard in London, the wedding was granted to a highly deserving couple, Sonya Keating and Paul Brough. It’s the first wedding that The View from the Shard has ever hosted, with the ceremony taking place 800 feet high, on the 72nd floor. Trickbox TV supplied ITV with a multi-camera fly-away solution that included six HD fibre camera channels, and a fly-away control area with positions for the ITV Production team and Trickbox engineers.

Trickbox began rigging the show the night before and continued through the night with the first rehearsal taking place at 6am on the morning of the show. The remit included camera fibre cable drops on multiple floors, to allow for quick repos for different sections of the programme.

“We were very excited to win this project and work with ITV’s This Morning team,” says Liam Laminman, Trickbox TV Managing Director. “Live TV is high-pressure but it’s an environment that we’re used to working in and we have the skills and the experience to ensure a successful production. Broadcasting from different floors of a building 800 feet in the air also has it challenges but it was a spectacular day that will be remembered by the families, the team and the viewers.”  

Trickbox TV is pleased to provide broadcast studio space for the Jacksonville Jaguars in London for the second year running. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ fifth round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft will take place on Saturday 30th April from Trickbox TV’s Studio, providing an iconic London backdrop to the Draft. 

Each year, NFL teams develop their player rosters by selecting college players.  This takes place over a three-day period known as the NFL Draft. For Florida’s Jacksonville Jaguars, the only team to have two home bases, choices are announced not just at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, but also in London, a city in which the team has committed to play one home game each year until at least 2020.

The Jaguars’ use of London reflects the team’s continued commitment to honour its UK fan base after making NFL history last year by having draft picks announced outside the US for the first time. The tradition is upheld this year, as a Jacksonville Jaguars fan has been chosen to announce the fifth round draft selection from Trickbox TV’s Studio in a live broadcast for the US NFL Network and its production partner, Sky. Millions of viewers worldwide will witness the announcement from the lucky fan, who will be joined by Jaguars player Michael Bennett, a draft selection from last year. 

“The increasing support from the NFL UK fan base is evident and it’s great that Trickbox TV can help to be part of that spirit, providing a backdrop that represents London at its finest,” said Liam Laminman, Managing Director of Trickbox TV. 

Mark Lamping, President at Jacksonville Jaguars, said: “The Draft plays a huge role in the Jaguars’ preparations for the new season.  We were delighted to be able to make history last year by taking a Draft announcement to London.  Given our extended commitment to play in London every year until at least 2020, it seems fitting that once again we’re giving one of our UK fans the chance to share in the excitement of the Draft and the NFL.”

During the 2016 season, the Jaguars will head to Wembley Stadium to play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday October 2. For more information about the Jacksonville Jaguars visit www.jaguars.com/UK 

Trickbox TV, the broadcast services provider, has provided an HD multi-camera flyaway facility for Flockstars, Liberty Bell’s new primetime knockout competition for ITV that sees a group of eight stars learning to herd sheep (and geese) and take part in sheepdog trials. The 8x30min show is scheduled for TX from Thursday 30th July.

Trickbox TV, the broadcast services provider, has provided an HD multi-camera flyaway facility for Flockstars, Liberty Bell’s new primetime knockout competition for ITV that sees a group of eight stars learning to herd sheep (and geese) and take part in sheepdog trials. The 8x30min show is scheduled for TX from Thursday 30th July.

The competition was filmed over a nine day period at an equestrian centre in East Sussex. Trickbox TV worked with Liberty Bell for two months prior to the shoot to meticulously plan the production workflow, and supplied and installed seven Sony HDC-1500 camera channels, a six-channel EVS server and a flyaway control room, with 10 operational positions. Trickbox TV also supplied on-site technical support staff throughout the production.

Verity Jackson, Line Producer on Flockstars, said, “The Trickbox TV team worked incredibly hard in pre-production and during the set-up to ensure that the production would run without any issues, and it all worked fantastically well in an unusual and complicated location. We greatly appreciated their attention to detail and calmness throughout, it gave us great confidence that the technical side was taken care of.”

Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV, said, “They say never work with animals, but this shoot was a pleasure to work on from start to finish. The core brief was that the production team was producing a studio show that just happened to be an outside broadcast, so we paid specific attention to providing all the features and functions that you’d expect in a studio – everything from the control room lighting, to air-con, to OLED monitors throughout. We’re pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Liberty Bell on such a fun show.”

Trickbox TV planned, installed and supported multicamera flyaway facilities for ITV’s Good Morning Britain show that was broadcast live from Edinburgh for the day of the Scottish Referendum results.

As well as the historic nature of the event, it was also the first time that Good Morning Britain had produced an entire four-hour show outside of the London studio, so it was extremely important to get things right.

The Trickbox TV team provided full ‘studio’ facilities on the roof of a city centre hotel, with three Sony HDC-1500R camera channels – including one on a jib to save space – and radio mics, presenter in-ear monitoring and talkback, as well as engineering support. The flyaway unit was built in a hotel room on the floor below, connected to ITN’s uplink facilities and a return feed for the final output. The feed was sent back to the Good Morning Britain studio where VTs and GFX were added. The team was also on standby for an additional four hour broadcast in the event of a Yes vote.

Alice Gairdner, Senior Production Manager, Good Morning Britain, said, “Trickbox TV adapted well to the fluid brief and answered my many questions prior to the event. On the day, everything went according to plan. They worked very hard and couldn’t have done more for us – I would definitely book Trickbox TV again.”

Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV, said, “We were delighted to work with the Good Morning Britain team on this project. It was rather an early start but the adrenalin of providing critical facilities on such an exciting day, and being at the heart of the action, made it a definite highlight of our year so far.”