For the first time in Deal or No Deal history, Noel Edmonds, the notorious phone, 22 red boxes and The Banker travelled across the United Kingdom. Trickbox TV provided Remarkable Television, part of Endemol Shine, with specialist outside broadcasting facilities to take the infamous gameshow to 10 iconic and unusual locations over a six-week period.
The brief was to provide a bespoke flyaway solution as traditional outside broadcast trucks would not have worked with all of the locations. Trickbox TV created a flexible solution that enabled rigging, recording and de-rigging within a 12-hour period. The multicamera facilities included up to seven cameras, with one wireless camera system for a Steadicam and different lenses to suit each location. It also provided mirrored recording backups for each programme to limit onsite DIT, as well as offering a level of redundancy for the media.
There were a number of challenges to overcome with complicated locations including access restrictions and a limited timeframe onsite, which resulted in the Trickbox team adapting the technical setup for each location. The locations included: The Eden Project in Cornwall, The Trafford Centre in Manchester, on the moving Flying Scotsman train, a cave at Wookey Hole, Warwick Castle, Longleat Safari Park, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, top of the Blackpool Tower, Alexandra Palace and finally, on board a Boeing 737.
A spokesperson at Remarkable Television said “With a run of almost 3,000 episodes and more than a decade on UK screens, these games are set to be some of the most exciting and truly unique yet. Trickbox TV allowed us to be creative with the tour’s locations and the sky was quite literally the limit.”
Liam Laminman, Managing Director at Trickbox TV, said; “Taking a show that has been in a studio for over 10 years into an outside broadcast environment was always going to be a challenge. It was really important that at no point, would the production team, crew or Noel, feel like the facilities that Trickbox TV provided would be a compromise from the studio facilities that they had been used to”.
“With a run of almost 3,000 episodes and more than a decade on UK screens, these games are set to be some of the most exciting and truly unique yet. Trickbox TV allowed us to be creative with the tour’s locations and the sky was quite literally the limit.”
Spokesperson at Remarkable Television