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Prompting Autoscript Rentals has been helping to prompt presenters during the X Factor live shows since the programme fi rst launched to UK audiences in September 2004. Now in its 11th series, the X Factor live shows regularly command audiences in excess of nine million, and presenter Dermot O’Leary, and ITV2’s Xtra Factor presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford, rely on an operator and prompting solutions from Autoscript Rentals for every programme. During the current series, the equipment providing the prompting solution on the main stage includes an Autoscript 19-inch LED, as well as three 8 inch TFTs, one Miniscript and two WinPlus operating systems. The Autoscript WinPlus operating systems have a live switch installed between them to provide back up in the event of any technical diffi culties. Autoscript Rentals provides a full hire service for all types of teleprompting shoots, whether it is other entertainment programmes such as Pointless, 8 Out of 10 Cats or the Graham Norton Show, through to fi lms, corporate productions, conferences and award ceremonies. www.autoscript.tv/rental-services/broadcast-rental/ Equipment rental Presteigne Broadcast Hire has appointed former NEP Visions technical manager David O’Carroll as its new head of technology. Using his experience of working on the BBC Proms, Global X Games and Wimbledon O’Carroll will be tasked with developing the projects side of the Presteigne business. “Presteigne is an important player in the industry, providing partnerships and backup for broadcasters, production companies and outside broadcast facilities,” said O’Carroll. “That alone makes this new job an exciting challenge: to understand how we can all work together to create compelling and technically excellent television.” www.presteigne.tv Come and see the new ROC head at BVE expo stand D41 THE REMOTE CAMERA HEAD FOR SALES Tel +44 (0)1628 477270 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 97 JANUARY 2015 | 09