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in live sports? For the semi-final at the Polish National Stadium in Warsaw on 28th June, BBC Sport brought their studio presentation operation to site. OB3 facilitated this with 7 cameras and 4 EVS machines. The facilities included a 4 camera studio, pitchside presentation, commentary, flash interviews, a pitchside reporter, as well as 2 match cameras. There was also a VT operation to handle Slo- Mo replays, FCP Editing and Piero Analysis on site. Last year SIS LIVE won the prestigious contract to design, build and deliver HD agile cameras and digital RF microwave links for the 34th America’s Cup. The multi-million pound contract sees SIS LIVE supply the on-board camera systems over a three-year period to the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA). With the Olympics in full swing as we go to print you can expect more news from SIS LIVE in the next few issues. team in OB1 are preparing to end BBC2 coverage, however the end of the match doesn’t go as planned with deuce points taking play over network time. You don’t get much closer to the coal face of live TV with the team working together with the BBC network to suitably close coverage in the way the viewer would want. You can feel the tension as coverage overruns by several minutes and finally the last match point goes in OB1’s favour and we cut to Sue Barker’s famous “tennis continues over on BBC1, join us there”. As you’d expect, operating Europe’s largest OB fleet, has kept SIS LIVE busy so far this year, having been involved with events like the Diamond Jubilee; Royal Ascot; the Europa, FA Cup and Carling Cup Finals; the Tour De France, The Open Golf, Formula 1 and the BBC Proms. For Euro 2012 SIS LIVE’s Link 18 and Link 17 vehicles were equipped as 2 camera HD production vehicles and worked with BBC Sport across the Ukraine and Poland providing a combination of live pitchside presentation, flash interviews and low behind goal match coverage. All this is delivered by a SIS LIVE crew, with camera and sound staff doubling up as portable single camera (PSC) crews when required. TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 67