What a month of Sport it’s been, with the Cheltenham Festival, the final rounds of the Six Nations, Crufts, and to top it all the sports fest that is Sports Relief. We were there to capture all the action, with a wide variety of wireless camera equipment in use.
Broadcast RF have been at every one of the Six Nations matches, working with Telegenic on fixtures held at England, Scotland and Wales, Observe for Italy and Ireland and Gearhouse Actis for the French home fixtures.
We’ve had POV cameras galore, with cameras being worn by referees on the Six Nations, the starter of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, celebrities at the famous London Velodrome for Sports Relief and on the renowned jockey Ruby Walsh who allowed us to see what he sees whilst being filmed on the Gallops for the Morning Line throughout the Cheltenham Festival.
It was a fabulous time for lovers of dog-shows, with the fiercely competitive Crufts. We supplied equipment for Arena Television for their coverage on the BBC as Pudsey of Britain’s Got Talent fame proved his worth yet again as an Agility Winner, whilst the cuteness that is Devon, the West Highland White Terrier was the 2016 Best in Show Champion.
At Sports Relief we had an entire armoury of equipment in use. Integral to the coverage of Clash of the Titans, we worked with Telegenic at the Queen Elizabeth Park Aquatics Centre and helped keep the poolside safe with our Steadicam and Jib RF equipment, as well as installing wireless camera equipment on the electric motorbike filming the Triathlon run. Working alongside NEP Visions over at the Velodrome we gave the country a close-up view of Freddie Flintoff and Hugh Dennis slugging it out, as well as allowing us to witness James Cracknell’s World Record attempt at arm’s length.
With the Six Nations ending with England winning the Triple Crown and the Grand Slam, the favourite Don Cossack upsetting the bookies with a win in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Sport Reliefs astonishing fundraising total of nearly £57 million, we are proud to have played our part in bringing these amazing events to many millions of viewers.