Week van: Rick Verwaal
This is my week: "Rick Verwaal". A short column originally posted at Broadcastmagazin.nl. Our service engineer Rick Verwaal was given the opportunity to give the readers a small view into the daily worklife of a busy Broadcast Rental colleague. At this point the article is only in dutch.
RF Cloud at Zuiderpark
Between 16 and 22 April 2022 the Zuiderpark in The Hague was taken over by the Invictus Games. During this special event, over 500 servicemen and women and veterans who suffered physical or psychological injuries proved that despite their disabilities they can and will compete at a high level.
Well-oiled machine in the Formula 1
From 2016 Broadcast Rental company has had strong ties with the Formula 1 circus, where, behind the scenes – or when it comes to Zandvoort: behind the dunes – it functions like a well-oiled machine, to use an appropriate term. Frank Steenbeek describes a pretty complex operation.
Remote Green Rooms
Organizing a Eurovision Song Contest in these COVID-19 times was a huge challenge. Last year, the international event was postponed to 2021. But this year, too, the pandemic imposed several restrictions. To meet the challenges, Broadcast Rental and Com1 Communication Solutions joined forces to realize the Eurovision Song Contest’s innovative Remote Green Rooms.
Live Dakar Rally coverage from the Saudi Arabian desert
Making TV during the Dakar Rally involves dust, a lot of miles and long journeys through foreign lands. Plus the challenge of establishing satellite links to broadcast live, every single day for two weeks. System and RF engineers Jeroen Klaver and Arno Maandonks from Broadcast Rental met those challenges and with SVG Europe they look back on a special adventure in Saudi Arabia.
Axon Case Study: BCR Fly-Pack
International full-service solutions provider Broadcast Rental has put Axon’s Cerebrum control and monitoring platform centre stage in a new 4K-capable OB flight-pack system. This ultra-compact portable solution, designed and first deployed for broadcaster Fox Sports, delivers a powerful workflow to simplify and support complex live productions anywhere in the world. Extending its portfolio with a proven IP infrastructure, Broadcast Rental is primed to deliver the future needs of its client-base.
A decade of linking professionals
Geert Paul Slee, CEO and founder of Broadcast Rental, still knows exactly what he did on September 1, 2009. “Driving through the Eurotunnel with a Volkswagen Transporter on my way to England to pick up my first two rented EVS machines.” It means the start of a company that has grown over the past ten years into an (internationally) much-needed, innovative facility partner.
WAFU Cup of Nations live from Senegal
The 2019 West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations is currently in full swing in Thiès, Senegal, and Broadcast Rental is working closely with Fox Sports to bring live action from every day of the tournament to Africa and beyond.
First papal visit to UAE
Pope Francis spent two days in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week. The journey was historic, as this was the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula.
The challenges of working with UHD
UHD is setting the standard for television, yet it is not without challenges for broadcasters. Sports Video Group Europe editor Heather Mclean talked to Broadcast Rental CEO Geert-Paul Slee about how his company is making UHD a reality.
Above the airwaves!
Broadcast Rental has of course been known for some time for its special custom-made broadcast solutions, and has seen its fair share of crazy challenges. But live visual radio from a hot air balloon, that had never been done before, not even by Hilversum’s Linking Professionals. And then Radio 538 came along…
National Football Cup with 4 built-in camera’s
During the Dutch national cup final (KNVB Cup) on April 30 in the Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam, the KNVB Cup suddenly transformed into a live multicamera.
The European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam
It has been a busy summer or Broadcast Rental. The European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, the Olympics in Rio, the Tour de France, Wimbledon, the European Football Championships, Tommorowland, Andre Rieu concerts in Maastricht, the 100th anniversary of the Nijmegen Four-Day Walking Event and David Gilmour in Pompeii…
Wireless technology for the Rolling Stones in Cuba
On March 25, the Rolling Stones performed a legendary concert in the Cuban capital Havana. The first time ever appearance of a British rock band in Cuba marked the start of a new cultural era. For years, American inspired rock music was forbidden in the communist country. More than 1 million Cubans attended the free concert in Ciudad Deportivo with thousands of fans dancing in the streets of Havana.
Cobham kit at MTV Europe Music Awards
Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance, the RF specialist company, and Videosys Broadcast, a leading Cobham reseller of broadcast solutions for film, television and A/V, has announced that Broadcast Rental, an international full service rental house in Hilversum, the Netherlands, used a combination of Cobham’s Solo7 Nano TX transmitters and Videosys camera control technology to support coverage of the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards by Hilversum, Holland-based facilities, technical, and creative services provider, United.
The 2014 World Rowing Championships
The 2014 World Rowing Championships held in Amsterdam at the end of August, did not only test the athletes but also the production professionals from Netherlands national broadcaster NOS, Broadcast Rental and United Broadcast Facilities.