Sony cameras play key role in new Polish sports truck

By Kevin Hilton

SVG Europe correspondent

Polish state broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) is expanding its fleet
of HD-equipped outside broadcast vehicles with a new truck that can handle up to 20 Sony HD cameras.
TVP transmits a dedicated sport channel alongside its general
entertainment, news and arts services and is now supporting a growing
amount of high definition programming.

The 16.5-meter long, four-meter high vehicle has been delivered to TVP by systems integrator BFE
but at this stage houses only 14 Sony HDC-1550 cameras. A further six
HDC-1550s are to be installed, along with 12 VTs and six EVS HD servers.

As
is now common the truck has three expanding sections, one each for
video, audio and the VTR/editing area. An integral part of the system
is a 575×575 frame Pro-Bel Cygnus router, which is able to handle SD,
HD and 3G signals.