Timeline is providing RF facilities for Arctic Live on BBC Two.
Arctic Live, a brand new three-part series, explores the planet’s last undiscovered wilderness and will air on BBC Two from Tuesday 1 November.
From the edge of the Canadian Arctic, Kate Humble, Simon Reeve and Gordon Buchanan will be live on the shores of Hudson Bay to discover what life is really like on top of the world.
Award-winning wildlife cameraman Gordon (The Polar Bear Family and Me) will discover what it is like to live in Churchill, a town where the world’s largest living land carnivore is right on your doorstep. The production team will be live on the tundra to bring viewers the very latest from the bears.
Timeline is thrilled to be providing facilities for Arctic Live, including flyaway production facilities, radio cameras and presentation facilities on two huge, 4WD Tundra Buggies that will act as mobile camera platforms. One will carry the presentation team, while the other will be used to track some of the remote Arctic wildlife action.
All the camera feeds from the buggies will be IP wireless linked using the latest H265 technology, over 20km back to the main site in Churchill, where Timeline will be providing production facilities. In addition, COFDM links carry camera video feeds over the same path. The main production gallery is equipped with Timeline’s matrix, vision control, video server and control of remote switching on the buggy over the RF data link. Timeline is also providing the satellite uplink for the live broadcasts to BBC viewers in the UK.
Timeline specialises in the latest RF technology, allowing production teams the freedom to ‘broadcast anywhere’. The company specialises in using wireless cameras on motorcycles, boats, helicopters and aircraft to cover a range of sporting, arts, entertainment and natural history events, including the Great Run series, Glastonbury and the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup.
Watch Arctic Live on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer November 1, 2, 3 at 8pm.