KBS' new OB truck, built by Broadcast Solutions, shown being loaded into an Antonow freight aircraft for delivery.
KBS (Korea Broadcasting System), has ordered a second HD OB truck from German systems integrator Broadcast Solutions. The 12 camera production vehicle will be known as HDTV2 and is due for delivery in 2016.
The first OB unit built by Broadcast Solutions for KBS, slightly confusingly designated HDTV 4, was delivered in 2011. It was used on that year's Athletic World Championships in South Korea (it is pictured above being loaded into an Antonow freight aircraft for delivery). More recently it has provided broadcast coverage for the Asian Games in Incheon and the Universiade multi-sport event in Gwangju, both held this year.
Interior of KBS's HDTV4
Both trucks have been designed to KBS's specification and were ordered in co-operation with Broadcast Solution's local partner, DYD. Commenting on the project, the SI's chief executive, Stefan Breder, said, "We are very happy that KBS once again show their trust in Broadcast Solutions to build its new OB Van. This second order shows our competitive advantage through the years. Again it becomes evident that the close cooperation with our local partner DYD and the long term relationship to the customer KBS - an approach we always considered to be very important - resulted in this new project."
HDTV2 is being designed to be used for a variety of production, including the already scheduled 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
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