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Trickbox TV creates new studios for Hochanda TV

9th November 2015

Trickbox TV has designed and installed two brand new studios for Hochanda TV, a new Peterborough-based 24-hour arts and crafts channel.

The channel boasts 365 day transmission to Sky, Freeview and Freesat, broadcasting live for 12 hours each day.

Within an eight week time frame, Trickbox TV worked with the Hochanda team from planning and design through to build, commissioning and launch. 
The studios house three Panasonic remote cameras and an operated Panasonic camera, while the gallery features a significant amount of Ross equipment including a Carbonite vision mixer, 144x144 video router and openGear signal processing and glue cards. The supplementary kit provided included a main and redundant playout server, several ingest channels and a network attached video storage server for post-production, as well as Trilogy intercomms equipment. 
David Taaffe, Head of Television at Hochanda TV said, “We were really impressed with the efficient installation of the new studio facility in such a short time frame and Trickbox TV’s ability to respond to last minute changes.”
Watch Hochanda TV here: http://www.hochanda.com/

Trickbox TV makes significant investment in 4K multi-camera production equipment

13th August 2015

Trickbox TV has made a significant investment in 4K production equipment in response to increased demand for large 4K multi-camera production services. 

Trickbox TV now has 10 of the 4K MultiDyne camera fiber systems that enable cameras such as Canon C300s or Sony F55 to become ‘system cameras’. Purchased through the MultiDyne UK supplier Albion Technical Distribution Ltd, the new fibre systems - which are the first to be purchased in the UK - allow Trickbox TV to offer 4K multi-camera production for any kind of production including events spread over wide areas. As well as being part of Trickbox TV’s production service offering, the camera systems are available for dry hire. Trickbox TV also purchased Argosy fibre cable to work with the 4K camera systems.
In addition Trickbox TV has invested in a 4K vision mixer, 4K signal processing equipment, a 4K video router, several file-based recorders and additional multi-camera equipment in order to build a unique, customised 4K PPU (portable production unit), as well as upgrading its existing HD/SD PPUs. The equipment was purchased via CVP.
Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV, said, “As 4K production becomes more prevalent and demand increases, it made sense for us to invest in an end-to-end 4K workflow that will take us from capture to delivery across a variety of projects, whether we are doing a multi-camera shoot at Tower Bridge TV Studios or large music festivals.” 

Trickbox TV successfully herds flockstars multi-cam HD shoot for Liberty Bell

27th July 2015

Trickbox TV, the broadcast services provider, has provided an HD multi-camera flyaway facility for Flockstars, Liberty Bell’s new primetime knockout competition for ITV that sees a group of eight stars learning to herd sheep (and geese) and take part in sheepdog trials. The 8x30min show is scheduled for TX from Thursday 30th July.

Trickbox TV, the broadcast services provider, has provided an HD multi-camera flyaway facility for Flockstars, Liberty Bell’s new primetime knockout competition for ITV that sees a group of eight stars learning to herd sheep (and geese) and take part in sheepdog trials. The 8x30min show is scheduled for TX from Thursday 30th July.
The competition was filmed over a nine day period at an equestrian centre in East Sussex. Trickbox TV worked with Liberty Bell for two months prior to the shoot to meticulously plan the production workflow, and supplied and installed seven Sony HDC-1500 camera channels, a six-channel EVS server and a flyaway control room, with 10 operational positions. Trickbox TV also supplied on-site technical support staff throughout the production.
Verity Jackson, Line Producer on Flockstars, said, “The Trickbox TV team worked incredibly hard in pre-production and during the set-up to ensure that the production would run without any issues, and it all worked fantastically well in an unusual and complicated location. We greatly appreciated their attention to detail and calmness throughout, it gave us great confidence that the technical side was taken care of.”
Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV, said, “They say never work with animals, but this shoot was a pleasure to work on from start to finish. The core brief was that the production team was producing a studio show that just happened to be an outside broadcast, so we paid specific attention to providing all the features and functions that you’d expect in a studio – everything from the control room lighting, to air-con, to OLED monitors throughout. We’re pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Liberty Bell on such a fun show.”

Stephen Gould joins Trickbox TV

13th May 2015

Trickbox TV has appointed Stephen Gould to the role of Broadcast Engineer, as the company continues to grow in its fifth birthday year.

Stephen joins Trickbox TV from Visual Impact and brings with him 20 years of broadcast engineering experience, plus a background in broadcast equipment maintenance and hire. He has a passion for multi-camera work, which will be put to good use on Trickbox TV’s varied studio and outside broadcast projects.
Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV, said, “We’ve known Steve for a long time and are delighted to have him join our growing team. His broadcast, electronics and electrical engineering experience will be invaluable to us and our clients, whether putting together multi-camera solutions or building new studios.” 

Trickbox TV celebrates 5th birthday

6th May 2015

Trickbox TV is officially five years old in May 2015. The company has been providing studio facilities and outside broadcast, video production, and system integration services to a wide range of international broadcast, production and corporate clients since 2010.

Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV, said, “We’re very excited to be celebrating our 5th birthday. Since day one we’ve had amazing support from our clients and suppliers, and have worked on some fantastic projects from the Mercury Music Prize Awards to the 2012 London Olympics. We’ve had a great time so far and can’t wait to see what the next five years have in store – but in the meantime we look forward to toasting Trickbox TV with our friends and colleagues later in the year.”

Over the last five years Trickbox TV has worked with clients including Sky, BBC, Sony, Vodafone, Associated Press, BMW, Red Bull, the NFL and Endemol.

Trickbox TV gets election fever

31st March 2015

With the UK Elections looming, international broadcasters are looking for suitable bases for their coverage – and none gives a better backdrop to the voting action than Tower Bridge TV Studios.

Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV, said, “London is the seat of the UK Parliament, and it’s essential for national and international broadcasters to have a broadcasting base here before, during and after the voting. With its iconic view of Tower Bridge, as well as City Hall and the City of London, Tower Bridge TV Studios provides not just the backdrop but also the best broadcast quality production facilities.”
Tower Bridge TV Studios, managed by Trickbox TV, offers a fully equipped HD/SD studio with a choice of cameras including Sony, Panasonic and Canon models, and includes fibre circuits to BT Tower and other delivery options. It is also perfect for DTL (down-the-line) interviews. 
Trickbox TV can also build additional sets in the Studios’ event space, which is adjacent to the main studio and emulates its picture windows, as well as in other parts of the More London Riverside building that have a similar view. 
In addition Trickbox TV can provide PPU and flyaway equipment and crew for the duration of the event for use in other locations.