RF & Satellite

RF & Satellite services

Timeline specialises in the latest RF technology, providing production teams with the freedom to ‘broadcast anywhere’. Our radio frequency outside broadcast facilities consist of the speciality and high-end equipment needed to capture a variety of exciting and complex events. Our areas of expertise include using wireless cameras on motorcycles, boats, helicopters and aircraft to cover a range of sporting, arts, entertainment and natural history events. Catering for productions large and small, Timeline’s RF services can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Capture and broadcast your event:

Radio cameras

Timeline uses the latest high-performance Vislink and Cobham equipment for events such as mass running races, football, sailing regattas and a wide range of other programmes. Combined with Videosys data control systems, they provide the flexibility of radio with the facilities of cabled cameras.

Radio talkback

We have a large stock of UHF base sets, various antennas and hand-held radios to enable talkback systems to cover the remotest of locations.

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Motorbike RF facilities

Timeline is expert in integrating RF equipment on to motorbikes to capture large-scale events such as the Great North Run. Talkback, tally and data control make these cameras totally flexible.

Airborne systems

Helicopter Cameras
Link live video from a helicopter camera following the action on the ground or from a flying reporter. RF links from mobile cameras on the ground can be sent via helicopter to give wide area coverage.

Airborne Relays
A-fixed-wing aircraft, operating at 25,000 feet, provides an RF relay for radio links from motorbike cameras, relaying talkback and sending them on to the OB truck many miles away.

Drone footage in live HD and UHD 4K video brings a new dimension to any programme.

RF Vehicles

From small corporate events to large high-profile sporting fixtures, Timeline’s state-of-the- art RF and satellite fleet allows clients to broadcast anywhere in HD or 4K UHD.
Additionally, Timeline’s Ealing Broadcast Centre offers extensive connectivity through dedicated fibres to the BT Tower and steerable satellite dishes providing access to a large range of global satellites.

Specialist RF cameras

Watertight Cameras
360° pan-tilt-zoom watertight cameras are ideal for onboard shots from small boats or remote locations.

Ruggedised Cameras
Ruggedised live cameras on X Cat Powerboats cope with the rigour of high-speed powerboating and capture all the thrills.

Umpire Cameras
An ultra-compact, wearable, live camera in full HD for use by umpires or referees.

Miniature RF Camera
Miniature RF camera used by reporters on horseback for live on track jockey interviews.

Point-to-point links

When you need to connect multiple video circuits across several kilometres that cannot be cabled, our dish-to-dish based links are the answer. Timeline’s network expertise can connect multiple video, ASI or IP feeds over a point-to-point link for a wide range of programmes. Applications include bringing remote cameras from a different venue into the OB truck or connecting from a remote radio camera receive point on a distant rooftop.

UltraHD RF equipment

Timeline leads the field in the development of live Ultra HD links. Anything that can be done in HD is now achievable in 4K.

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Project Management

Timeline has expertise in a huge range of projects, large and small. Short deadlines and groundbreaking new services are our specialities.

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Dry Hire

Much of our equipment is available for dry hire. Please ask for details.

Projects include:

  • Moto GP
  • SailGP
  • Love Island
  • London Landmarks Half Marathon
  • Glastonbury
  • Winter Paralympics
  • Dubai World Cup
  • Davis Cup
  • Invictus Games
  • Henley Royal Regatta
  • Volvo Ocean Race
  • Cardiff Half Marathon
  • Springwatch, Autumnwatch, Winterwatch
  • Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series
  • World Triathlon Bermuda

To discuss your production requirements or to find out more please contact us: info@timeline.tv +44 (0) 3450 944 445