NATION

Broadcaster launches $2m OBTV truck

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation yesterday launched its first fully high definition, locally built and assembled Outside Broadcast television (OBTV) truck. The OBTV truck cost approximately $2 million and has six HD
22 Mar 2018 11:50
Broadcaster launches $2m OBTV truck
FBC chief executive officer Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the truck would be used for sports OBs such as live matches, national events. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation yesterday launched its first fully high definition, locally built and assembled Outside Broadcast television (OBTV) truck.

The OBTV truck cost approximately $2 million and has six HD cameras and could be expanded to 15 cameras, wireless cameras, on board generators and is fully expandable to add more broadcasting systems required along with other features.

FBC chief executive officer Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the truck would be used for sports OBs such as live matches, national events and is configured to be used as a back-up control room.

“The works for the truck started in January 2017 and were completed a week ago,” he said. “We are getting inquiries from Pacific Island broadcasters who want to make their own OB trucks.

“Up until now, the OB trucks in Fiji were brought from overseas.

“We are very proud that this is the first OBTV truck made in Fiji,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

FBC TV manager Vinal Raj thanked his team and Mr Sayed-Khaiyum for the opportunity to do something different, not only for FBC but for Fiji as well. PHOTO: Ashna Kumar

FBC TV manager Vinal Raj thanked his team and Mr Sayed-Khaiyum for the opportunity to do something different, not only for FBC but for Fiji as well. PHOTO: Ashna Kumar

FBC TV manager Vinal Raj thanked his team and Mr Sayed-Khaiyum for the opportunity to do something different, not only for FBC but for Fiji as well.

““We inquired and received quotations from various places on OB trucks and their costs were high. We decided to take the risk and build it ourselves,” he said.

“It was a proud moment for us because it was a first-time experience for the TV and FBC team.

“It is also the first time we will have wireless cameras in Fiji.

“It took us quite a while to get the truck built because there were many challenges. But we are very proud of the end result,” Mr Raj said. 

Edited by Epineri Vula

Feedback:  ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: