Formula 1 2012 Austin, Texas - USA Grand Prix
The Dutch satellite uplink company Multi-Link Holland is responsible for all Formula 1 EBU (European Broadcasting Union) transmissions. This company travels the world since 2004 for the Formula 1. You can regonice them easily by their green uplink dishes. Since 2004 they produce satellite uplinks at the Formula 1 for many broadcasters, RTL Netherlands, RTL+ Germany, ORF Austria, Sky Italia, Ferrari TV, ViaSat Sweden and more. They will give us an inside look through the whole season in what they must achieve on every location they land with their equipment, starting this weekend in Melbourne Australia and ending 25 november in Brazil. At this last race in Brazil we will do a special report about this company on the Interlagos circuit.
It is not very warm in Austin as techician Marco van Uffelen shows here
"This week we are in Austin, Texas. It is the first race at the new Circuit of the Americas. The first view of the track is great. Mainly the steep slope immediately after the starting grid. We are very pleased with this race in the U.S. , it is because we like to stay in this country very much". Gerben Vissers of Multi-Link Holland explains.
The EBU office on the TV-Compund of the Circuit the Americas, Austin , Texas - USA
Gerben: "We are here for the EBU with 3 of our 3.7M dishes. We will transmit again in C-Band. All the EBU feeds we transmit in NS3 16apsk and for their customer BSkyB we transmit in DVB-S2 8PSK. We do not transmit and deliver any service TV Globo Brazil because the local soccer competition in Brazil. The finals are also this weekend happening in Brazil. Soccer is still sport number 1 in Brazil. The competition was already decided last week, still no TV Globo Brazil on the track here".
Signals up from our3 x Gigasat FA370 dishes for the EBU
Gerben: "The Power delivery is well arrangesd here. On the TV compound is both technical and non technical power available. The non technical building mains power is what just from the electricity network in the country / circuit. This is, therefore, the voltage of the land. In this case, 110V. The technical power is supplied by two synchronized generators. There is also a cold spare. These provide in this case 110V but through transformators get it converted to 230/400V just so our equipment can operate on the voltage that is used".
3 x Gigasat FA370 dishes for the EBU transmissions in the USA
Gerben:"After the race on Sunday will have to pack imediatly, the last race in which takes place in Brazil is already next week".
Next race and last reace of this season will take place in the Brazil, the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in São Paulo, Interlagos , on the 'Autodrome Jose Carlos Pace Circuit', next week on the 25th of november.... Broacast Brazil wil be there with some special reports!