Archive for the ‘Outside Broadcast’ Category
One of the most precious commodities in an ever expanding world on a non-expanding planet is space. This also seems to be an issue in my house with more things coming through the front door than leaving, especially with children who seem to accumulate “stuff” at an alarming rate. I’m sure it multiplies when my [...]
Robin Seatter, Head of BBC History, has contributed a timely post to the BBC Blog on innovations in broadcasting and broadcast technology since 1948 when British households that were lucky enough to have a TV received 64 hours of programming. This was a remarkable achievement considering the second World War had ended only three years [...]
With thanks to. Mark Padfield for publishing it online, the three page typed document shown above is the original press release announcing the world’s first ever outside broadcast.
The event was the filming and transmission of the Coronation Procession for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Apsley Gate, Hyde Park Corner on 12 May, 1937 [...]
My son and I were at the park recently and a young gent turned up with a petrol powered remote control car. My son was amazed (he’s not yet 2-years-old) as he’d never witnessed such an awesome sight and to be frank I enjoyed watching it race over the grass as much as he did.
In case you were in any doubt as to the importance of television coverage in modern sport, feast your tired peepers on this. As reported in the Guardian, the BBC are employing 765 people to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In contrast, Team GB has 550 people competing in the events. There were 493 members [...]