The EBU , SKY F1 MCR from Multi-Link Holland in Hockenheim, Germany
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.
Formula 1 Grosser preis Santander von Deutschland 2012 by Multi-Link Holland
"We setup in Hockenheim, Germany for it seams a wet weekend with lots of rain. The TV Compound is close to the highway, people who pass by at the 'Autobahn 6' can see our trucks even" Gerben of Multi-Link explains.
The Tripple Dish trailer and other uplinks seen from the Autobahn 6 at Hockenheim, Germany
Gerben: "This Grandprix we are present with the same recources for the same clients as last race at Silverstone in England. So the we had to bring the triple dish uplink trailer for EBU feeds, the black edit / uplink bus for german broadcaster ZDF and white production trailer for TV Globo Brazil".
The new white production trailer on the TV Compound from Multi-Link Holland at Hockenheim.
Gerben: "Between the 2 races we have done some modifications to the white production trailer. We have ensured that at various points audio and video cabling is set so that the video-edit can be made in several places in the trailer if needed".
New Audio/Video patchbays in the white production trailer at Hockenheim, Germany
Gerben: "Furthermore we will have some very long working days this weekend for sure. For Formula 1 we will transmit 3 free training sessions, the qualification and the race itselfs. In addition we also transmit the GP2, GP3 and Porsche cup, these too are multiple qualifiers, free practice sessions and the races. Besides we feed quite a lot unilaterals for TV stations with a camera crew on location. Therefore we are often first on the TV compound and finalize as last ones to leave".
Communications for GloboTV in the white production trailer of Multi-Link Holland at Hockenheim, Germany
Gerben: "After this race the 2 trailers go straight to Hungary for the race next weekend already. The German broadcaster ZDF will not there because there are already enough news that will comes from the Olympic Games at that time".
Next race Grand Prix of Hungary in Budapest on the Hungaroring on the 29th of july.
Camera permit sticker ENG team TV Globo - Brazil