Project: HBS Cable Installations for Football World Cup 2006
Gearhouse Broadcast carried out cable installations for HBS at the 2006 football world cup. The installation included multi-lateral cabling at each of the twelve venues which amounted to 700 kilometres of cable.
The cabling included 11mm and 14mm coaxial camera triax cable, SMPTE 311 fibre optic HD camera cable, video coaxial cable, audio multi-ways and data cable. From as early as April four rigging teams moved between venues rigging and installing cable. Due to various connectors used by the broadcasters in Europe, three different standards of triax connectors were utilised on all the camera cable.
The provision of multi lateral cabling allowed for the production of the world feeds. All signals were set up to pass from the multilateral outside broadcast vans to all broadcasters for bookable facilities via the Technical Operation Centre. The signals also interfaced with all incoming and outgoing feeds and all unilateral cable was installed as per the specific requirements booked by these broadcasters with HBS from each venue via the local telecommunications supplier.
Jorg Sander, Director Venue Operations & Engineering at HBS said “The experience and performance from Gearhouse Broadcast in areas such as cabling of venues and onsite is a guarantee for on-time delivery. Gearhouse Broadcast managed the installation under severe time constraints, as stadiums in Germany were available relatively late for final installation, due to the ongoing football season until mid May”.