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Trickbox TV Announces James Monks as Broadcast Engineer

31st July 2018

This latest appointment further highlights the company’s recent UK expansion.

Trickbox TV, a leading supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting and live events, has announced the appointment of James Monks as Broadcast Engineer. In his new role, Monks will be instrumental in providing the high-quality broadcast technology services that Trickbox TV’s clients expect for studio, outside broadcasting, webinar and live streaming projects.

Prior to joining the Trickbox team, Monks held the role of Vision Guarantee Engineer at Arena Television Limited, where he worked on high-profile projects. He was the engineer in charge of the BBC FA Cup’s press truck, he has also covered ITV’s International football programme and Sky’s rugby coverage. During this time, he honed his skills as a vision engineer, learning about the technical side of TV,  becoming conversant with today’s popular broadcast cameras. Before working at Arena Television, he held the role of Vision Engineer at CTV OB.

“We’re delighted to have James on board. He brings a wealth of technical and engineering knowledge to his new position and has the strong background necessary to help our customers understand the changing times of this dynamic media market. As UHD pushes into the mainstream, Trickbox has the technical expertise to cater for all requirements providing high level broadcast services across the applications that we serve. We welcome James to the team and know that he’ll be a huge asset to our continued growth,” said Liam Laminman, Trickbox TV Managing Director.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to join the innovative and talented team at Trickbox, especially at a time when the broadcast industry is undergoing so much change. I’m looking forward to expanding on my technical skills as an engineer and delivering top-notch broadcasting services to Trickbox’s client base now and well into the future.” 

Trickbox TV Provides OB Facilities to Eden Sessions TV For BBC One's Spectacular Gary Barlow Concert

18th July 2018

Trickbox has provided a range of outside broadcast services to Eden Sessions TV for its spectacular headline Gary Barlow concert.

The show kicked off Eden Sessions’ summer of live music events, which was recorded on 6th June and was broadcast on BBC One on Friday 13th July.

This is the second consecutive year that Trickbox has supplied Eden Sessions with a multi-camera setup. This year the outside broadcast production was further expanded, kit provided by Trickbox included its new state-of-the-art, bespoke 12-camera portable production unit (PPU) flyaway, which is built to the highest broadcast specification delivering a cost-effective solution that provides Eden Sessions with all the tools required for these full-scale productions, without the need for an OB truck.

“We really enjoy working with Trickbox. Their professionalism and expertise help us to deliver stunning shows to a wider audience,” says Eden Sessions Film Producer, Anna Meneer. “We love the fact that we can bring renowned artists to Cornwall and give people from every demographic the opportunity to see bands covering multiple styles and then give fans that couldn’t make it to the live shows the opportunity to see their favourite artists.”

Liam Laminman, Trickbox TV Managing Director adds, “We’re delighted to have been asked to provide OB facilities to Eden Sessions TV for the second year running. The shows are visually spectacular, and the atmosphere is electric. To be able to provide our 12-camera PPU flyaway to convey that energy to viewers at home is a real treat.”

Trickbox TV Acquires Live Streaming Arm of Echo Eight Further Highlighting UK Expansion

3rd July 2018

Announcement shows the company’s continued growth in the live streaming market and its strong technical capability to deliver high-quality video to any platform.

Trickbox TV, a leading supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting and live events, has acquired the live streaming arm of UK streaming and IT services company, Echo Eight. As well as purchasing the company’s live streaming technology and contracts, Trickbox has also appointed its Director, James O’Farrell as Trickbox TV Head of Live Video.

The acquisition further strengthens Trickbox’s live streaming capability and expands its experienced team. It provides clients with reliable solutions and trusted workflows as the industry continues its shift to emerging IP broadcasts. Kit purchased by Trickbox as part of the acquisition includes multiple LiveU encoders.

Trickbox has recently completed a number of successful live streaming projects. In May, it live streamed a “fake news” PR stunt to celebrate the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Trickbox provided its Tower Bridge TV Studios so that the production team had a  vantage point of a T-Rex used in the stunt, on a boat on the Thames. The studio also provided the team with a hub for the production. Trickbox supplied a LiveU bonded uplink unit, which was positioned on a second boat following the T-Rex, to send the live footage back to the studio via a LiveU server. This meant that the footage could immediately be edited for fast turnaround (and delivered to big screens across London).

Trickbox also recently completed a project for LiveHereNow, a specialist live music record Label/Production company. LiveHereNow required Trickbox to live stream a Q+A of the pop group Steps #PartyAtTheCinema event during a screening of its new DVD, Party On The Dancefloor (filmed in part by Trickbox in November 2017 for Toward Infinity), to a selection of Everyman Cinemas across the UK. The event was a great success.

James O’Farrell says, “I’m really excited to take on this new role at Trickbox and to assist with the company’s continued expansion into the live streaming market. Streaming live video provides a compelling and cost-effective way to reach wider online audiences. This latest project with Everyman is a perfect example,  it opens up a range of possibilities for LiveHereNow and Everyman to stream from any location to cinemas across the UK.”

“We’re delighted to welcome James to the Trickbox team,” adds Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV. “He has a vast experience over a number of years and excellent contacts that will enable us to further expand the business over the coming months.”

Trickbox TV Launches Sophisticated 12-Camera HD/UHD 4K PPU Flyaway for Scalable OB Events and Studio Recordings

19th June 2018

New Trickbox 12-Camera Flyaway is built to the highest broadcast spec.

Trickbox TV, a leading supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, live streaming and live events, is continuing its expansion with the launch of its state-of-the-art, bespoke 12-camera portable production unit (PPU) flyaway. The new multi-camera OB solution provides a scalable unit for small to large scale HD and UHD outside broadcast and studio productions including: broadcast, corporate, live streaming, events, live music, festivals and conferences.

The expanded PPU flyaway, which can be rigged or de-rigged in minutes, is built to the highest broadcast specification and delivers a cost-effective solution providing all the tools required for a full-scale production without the need for an OB truck. It works with either Sony system camera channels or ‘cine’ style cameras and features: a Ross Video Ultrix video and audio router; Ross Video openGear signal processing; a Ross Video Carbonite vision mixer; and full redundancy including uninterruptible power supplies.

The unit, which builds upon Trickbox TV’s existing PPU flyaway facilities, provides clients with a full range of services for every outside broadcast and temporary studio requirement. Trickbox has recently worked on a range of OB projects such as The Wave, a Primal Media production for channel W; Bananarama and Steps shows for concert films and music documentaries specialists Toward Infinity; Gary Barlow’s recent headline concert for Eden Sessions, as well This Morning Live at the NEC Birmingham, for ITV Daytime.

 “We’re really excited to make this announcement, which is the next step in our company’s expansion,” says Liam Laminman, Trickbox TV Managing Director. “By providing this 12-camera unit, we’re answering the needs of our diverse client base delivering a cost-effective, scalable solution for any kind of production.”

Trickbox TV Joins This Morning Live

5th June 2018

Broadcast from the NEC Birmingham, This Morning Live gives thousands of fans the opportunity to experience the hugely popular show based around a four-day lifestyle event.

Trickbox TV, a leading supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting and live events, has announced that it has recently provided a range of outside broadcast services to ITV Daytime, for This Morning Live at the NEC Birmingham.

The popular show, which has won multiple awards with presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, was filmed live on stage on the first day of the programme’s annual four-day shopping and lifestyle event, in front of a live audience of thousands. Trickbox supplied ITV with a multi-camera fly-away solution that included six HD fibre camera channels, and a fly-away control area with positions for the ITV Production team and Trickbox engineers.

Trickbox TV Managing Director Liam Laminman says, “We’ve worked with the This Morning team on previous projects including the Live Wedding, which was broadcast from The Shard last summer. We’re delighted to have been selected for this latest project at the NEC and look forward to working with the team again in the future.”

Trickbox's TV Studios Selected by Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight and The Project for Royal Wedding Coverage

30th May 2018

Trickbox’s Tower Bridge TV Studios provided global broadcasters with a Central London backdrop befitting for the occasion.

Trickbox TV, a leading supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting and live events, has announced that its Tower Bridge TV Studios and OB services were used to broadcast live and recorded content for the Royal Wedding.

In the week running up to the marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which took place on Saturday 19th May 2018 at St George’s Chapel Windsor, the Trickbox Tower Bridge TV Studios were used to film Royal Wedding segments for two major US television magazine shows, Inside Edition and Entertainment Tonight, both on the CBS network, and Australia Network Ten’s, The Project.

Trickbox provided  its London-based TV studios for Royal Wedding segments for a four-hour Entertainment Tonight show on 15th May, hosted by anchor Keltie Knight.  On the 16th and 17th May it provided the studio, crew and broadcast equipment (one-camera) for Royal Wedding segments for two, live five-hour Inside Edition shows hosted by anchor Deborah Norville.  The studio, crew and broadcast equipment (three cameras) were also used by Australia’s Network Ten to host a segment for popular news, current affairs and talk show, The Project, hosted by anchor Lisa Wilkinson and her guests, British Royal Family television and radio commentator, Dicki Arbiter and journalist Lucy McDonald.

Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV adds, “We’re really excited to have been chosen to provide our Tower Bridge TV Studios for these iconic TV shows. The Royal Wedding was broadcast around the world and we’re delighted to have provided a small part of its TV production.”

Trickbox TV Provides Hochanda TV with Fully Equipped Television Studio and Control Room

28th March 2018

Trickbox TV, a leading supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting and live events, has announced that it has installed a second television studio at popular arts, crafts and hobbies channel, Hochanda TV. The first studio installed by Trickbox TV was completed when the channel launched in 2015.

The equipment supplied by Trickbox provides Hochanda TV with a fully integrated studio and control room including: Ross Video Carbonite vision mixer - expanding Hochanda TV’s existing Ross Video NK144x144 router; Ross Video openGear signal processing; Ross Video PIVOTCam remote cameras; Sennheiser mics and IEMs; and a Playbox playout system. The control room furniture supplied by MW Video was custom designed to suit Hochanda TV’s unique operations. The project also included an upgrade of the existing camera robotics (in studio 1) to Ross Video CamBot robotic camera systems.

Stuart Russell, Senior Communications Manager with Ross Video says, “We are delighted to work with Trickbox on this second project for Hochanda TV. Our range of Smart Production solutions – arguably the most comprehensive in the industry – makes it easy for broadcasters to create engaging and compelling content; the fact that Hochanda have chosen to work again with Ross and Trickbox is complimentary proof of the fact”.  

Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV commented, “The studio and control room provide Hochanda TV with the requisite architecture they need in the fast-paced environment that comes with live TV production. Plus, there was no interruption in service; we enabled the channel to stay on air throughout the installation.”

Trickbox TV Launches State-of-the-Art Live Streaming Webcasting Platform TrickboxLive

13th March 2018

Sophisticated solution allows businesses in any sector to significantly increase audience engagement using cutting-edge video and audio applications.

Trickbox TV, a leading supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting and live events, has announced the launch of its live streaming webcasting platform, TrickboxLive. A managed hybrid event service, TrickboxLive provides professional live streaming of high-quality panel discussions from Trickbox TV's central London HD TV Studios, or from a venue of the client’s choice.

TrickboxLive allows users of the platform to include both online pre-registered participants and a live studio audience from the business community. The panel of industry experts discuss key issues moderated by a professional broadcast presenter or presenter chosen by the client, who maintains a fast paced and engaging conversation - akin to a talk show - between both the panellists and the audience who watch and participate via their mobile or desktop. 

Participants use TrickboxLive's sophisticated video and audio applications to vote in polls, submit questions and interact via social media channels. As well as delivering a lively interactive debate with broadcast quality streaming, the company hosting the session also captures advanced data analytics and programmatic and rich media advertising.

“We’re really excited to announce this new development,” says Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV. “TrickboxLive enables businesses in any sector to turn viewers into participants, creating high-levels of audience engagement. This new format represents an exciting growth area for companies that operate across many different sectors including banking, insurance and technology, where they can attract strong sponsorship revenues.”

Trickbox TV's OB Fly-Away Solution used to shoot Piers Morgan's World Exclusive ITV Interview with Donald Trump

30th January 2018

Trickbox TV, a leading supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting and live events, has announced that its outside broadcast fly-away solution was used by ITV to record Piers Morgan’s exclusive interview with Donald Trump, which aired, January 28th, on ITV.

Trickbox flew a crew member and the OB kit out to Davos last Wednesday ready for the interview, which took place on Thursday. Trickbox’s OB solution provided ITV with a portable production unit (PPU), which is designed to enable broadcast quality, multi-camera projects. The Trickbox fly-away solution can be set up and de-rigged in minutes.

“The interview has already been shown around the world on television and across social media and we’re delighted to have been part of this high-profile project,” says Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV.

Trickbox TV Heads to the Beach with Primal Media's Exciting New Game Show The Wave

15th January 2018

Trickbox TV, a leading supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting and live events, has announced that UK production company Primal Media has used its fly-away, multi-camera solution to record new game show, The Wave. The five-part series, which is hosted by popular presenter Rylan, will launch tonight at 8.00pm on premium UK entertainment channel W.

Filmed on location in Portugal, Trickbox supplied Primal Media with a full OB fly-away solution including: a beach-based control room, five Sony HDC-1500 cameras, a 100:1 box lens; a boat-based RF camera set 300m – 400m from the shore; and the technical crew. The show sees pairs of contestants work together to win a cash prize. One contestant stays on the shore answering a series of questions with Rylan, whilst the other swims between six pontoons in the sea. If they get the question right, the pontoon earns them extra prize money, if they get it wrong they win a 1kg bag of pebbles to swim with to the next pontoon. But that’s not all; to win the money they then must race the clock to swim back to shore and join their partner.

“We chose Trickbox for this project based on their reputation,” says Fran Peters, Head of Production, Primal Media. “The solution that they offered was cost-effective and met all of our requirements.”  

Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV adds, “We’re delighted to have won this project. Our multi-camera, fly-away is designed to provide a solution for low-cost, broadcast quality 4K/UHD or HD multi-camera productions. It can be set up and de-rigged in minutes and is the perfect fit for outside broadcast projects for any environment.”