SIS LIVE hits the slopes

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4th March 2015

SIS LIVE was pleased to provide uplink facilities to help bring celebrity winter sports show, The Jump, to TV screens. SIS worked with CTV Outside Broadcasts and TwoFour on this challenge on the Austrian slopes.

Our dual antenna satellite uplink vehicle sent back live coverage from series 2 of the eight day competition, which began on Channel 4 on Sunday 1st February.
Celebrities including Mike Tindall, Phil Tufnell, Joey Essex and Jodie Kidd spent weeks training to compete in challenging and dangerous winter sports including slalom, bobsleigh, the skeleton and the jump, ahead of the televised challenge.

After acting as uplink partner for the first series, SIS LIVE was again entrusted to ensure the thrill and excitement of series 2 was delivered direct to people’s screens.

SIS LIVE’s dual antenna, dual path redundant HD/SD uplink truck gives complete diversity for live transmissions and is reliable in unpredictable weather conditions – a boon in the Austrian mountain resorts where the show is filmed.

As well as providing video and audio links for crews on the ground, the truck sent back two feeds – one live, one back-up, to the SIS LIVE MCR at MediaCityUK. From there it was forwarded to BT Tower and on to our broadcast partners.

David Meynell, managing director, SIS LIVE, said: “It is always a compliment to be asked to provide a service for a second time, and we were very proud to be providing top quality, resilient uplink facilities for The Jump once again.

“The unpredictable weather conditions of the Austrian Tyrol demand only the very best and most reliable broadcast partners, and as with any live show, the ability to slot in and work effectively with the teams on the ground is crucial.

“SIS LIVE has proven ability to provide reliable uplinks from challenging locations and I had every confidence in our equipment and teams both in Austria and the UK to play their part in bringing Channel 4’s exciting live show to our screens.”