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SPORT NEWS Live coverage with Grass Valley E PAG Support for London 2012 P AG, the leading innovator of broadcast camera power and lighting solutions for the broadcast industry, has announced that it will be providing round- the-clock support for broadcasters throughout the 2012 Olympic Games.   The PAG headquarters and manufacturing facility is ideally located in south west London, just a small step away from most of the Olympic venues. Company experts will be on-call 24/7 to provide power and lighting products, repairs, service and advice to visiting and home broadcasters, throughout the games. RR, the Estonian public broadcaster, will telecast  this year’s international sporting events with remote coverage from London, as well as its production studio in Estonia’s capital of Tallinn, using its own production facilities supplied as a complete package from Grass Valley. The live production solutions, which include cameras, a production switcher, and production servers, enable ERR to give its audience a front row seat to watch Estonias athletes with the clarity and production values they expect, whether in SD or HD, including crystal-clear super slow-motion. across some 30 locations in and around the metropolis as well as venues in Coventry, Manchester and Weymouth. Gearing up for major coverage P acific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based independent global transmission and production company, will provide several services for non-rights holders seeking broadcast coverage of the major sporting event taking place in London from July 27 - August 12. PacTV also offers year round services at the same affordable pricing, including live-shot locations in East London near the sporting event’s primary venue, as well as use of the facility’s two studios and 24/7 satellite delivery capabilities. 56 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Firm focus on the summer of sports O ver 130 outside broadcast specialists including climbers, installation technicians and system operators will be fielded by Camera Corps during the major sports events taking place this summer in London. “We have provided speciality support at many very large sports events over the years but the size and scope of the London events this summer eclipses everything we have seen before,” comments Camera Corps founder and Managing Director Laurie Frost. “Our crews will be grouped into 21 teams operating “Some idea of the scale of our activities can be gained from the fact that we will be bring speciality-television images from 20 distinct events including aquatics, athletics, archery, basketball, cycling, BMX, beach-volleyball, Lee Valley canoeing, mountain biking, equestrian events, fencing, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, outside races, rowing, sailing and shooting. “We will also be positioning beauty cameras in a wide range of locations to provide cut-away and background options as part of available video feeds. The equipment we have assigned to the London events includes nearly 200 cameras and a huge inventory of lenses, robotic heads, jibs, Polecams, dolly mounts, tracks, wireless links and control systems.”