Inside the truck. Image: BT
Inside the truck. Image: BT
BT has unveiled a new, state of the art, Ultra High Definition broadcasting truck which will be used to deliver its live coverage of AVIVA Premiership Rugby matches.

Designed and built by systems integrator Megahertz, the TES52 truck is owned by BT’s Media and Broadcast division which provides technology solutions and services to a range of broadcasters.

BT says it’s the first vehicle in the UK capable of transmitting multiple HD and UHD/4K visions via fibre and satellite simultaneously and packs “the latest encoding equipment” designed specifically for premium live sports broadcasting.

Media and Broadcast recently installed 40Gbps fibre networks at 20 Premier League stadiums around the UK, linking them to the BT Tower to allow BT Sport and other broadcasters to transmit multiple camera feeds simultaneously at ultrafast speeds.

Both the truck and fibre cabinets which power the new network will be displayed at IBC in Amsterdam from 9 – 13 September.bt_4k_truck_ext

Mark Wilson-Dunn, Vice President at BT Media and Broadcast, said: “We’re really excited to be showcasing our latest technology innovations at IBC, as it’ll give us even more opportunities to meet and share ideas with others from the industry.

“We believe that we have the UK’s best outside broadcast links fleet, delivering the highest quality footage to broadcasters and sports fans across the world in all formats including 4K UHD.

“It’s not good enough to just keep up in this industry. We owe it to our clients to keep innovating and lead from the front.”