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Expanding with RGF Funding F ineline Media Finance, has pro- vided significant funding to enable UK broadcast solutions provider Cloudbass continue its current level of growth. As well as purchasing new camera chains and cabling for its outside broadcast arm, the deal also qualified for 20% Regional Growth Fund (RGF) funding thanks to the creation of four new full-time posi- tions at the company. Cloudbass was formed in 2002 and after a long period of steady growth its expansion has accelerated re- cently. In 2012 it acquired signifi cant assets of Arqiva Outside Broadcast enhancing its HD fl eet, and has also recently set up Cloudbass Graphics as a dedicated division based at Pinewood Studios. es & Accessories supplied by CVP; SMPTE Cabling supplied by WTS -- will help the company continue the program of investment in trucks and equipment that is required to support the higher profi le contracts it is now tendering for. Recent Outside Broadcast projects include the Skrill Premiership and Women’s Super League coverage for BT Sport, ITV’s BTCC coverage including full RF facilities of which the new kit forms a part, continuing coverage of BBC’s Question Time, as well as being at 192 Premiership Football matches for Premier League Productions. The new equipment -- 4x Sony PMW-500 Cameras, Canon Lens- With growth already leading to 16 new positions being created by the company in the past year and more required, bringing forward planned job creation - thus securing the maximum level of Regional Growth Fund funding permissible under the scheme - made perfect sense for the company. Furthermore, the increased level of deposit position this con- ferred also enabled Fineline to fund less standard assets via the deal, such as cabling, which is traditionally avoided by asset funders but is a crucial part of OB operation. www.fi neline.co.uk/fi nance-products/ regional-growth-fund Those inter- ested can contact Fineline Media Finance on 020 8334 2100 TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 90 JUNE 2014 | 17