Blue Planet Live

Remote production for BBC’s Blue Planet Live

Timeline was thrilled to have supplied technical broadcast facilities for BBC’s Blue Planet Live. The programme was broadcast live from three different locations across the planet: Baja, Mexico; the Bahamas; and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with links back to Timeline’s Ealing Broadcast Centre.

Across 4 episodes, BBC One celebrated marine life great and small, as they took the audience on a deep dive into the world’s oceans in Blue Planet Live which aired 24 March to 31st March 2019.

Chris Packham, Liz Bonnin and Steve Backshall kicked off the exciting new live series to explore the health of our oceans and its wildlife, broadcasting thousands of miles from across the planet to find out how marine life is coping in the face of increasing environmental pressure.

Timeline supplied a remote production service with a flyaway at each location with links back to its Ealing Broadcast Centre where the majority of the production team are based.

The flyaway production facilities included vision and sound mixing, a network of wireless links to the remote cameras, a satellite uplink and communications equipment all supported by Timeline’s intrepid specialist engineers.

The production team worked out of Timeline’s new enlarged gallery, PCR C. The new gallery has two rows and seats up to 14 production crew with a separate sound control room with a Calrec Apollo 72 fader. A separate VT area seats 5 operators.