By: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director
Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 2:26 pm
The Tour de France is underway and with the sport’s importance to Dutch viewers United is on hand with two Satellite vehicles, United HOL-219 and United HOL-75, for Dutch broadcasters NOS and RTL.
The HOL-219 will be used for NOS’s ‘De Avondetappe’ (‘The Evening Stage’), and the HOL-75 for ‘RTL Viert de Zomer: Tour du Jour’ (‘RTL Celebrate the Summer: Tour du Jour’) on behalf of producer Infostrada Sports.
United HOL-219 will be used by NOS for the sixth straight year to record the Avondetappe with four cameras. The United convoy is comprised of United HOL-219, an equipment truck, a truck equipped with a generator, a truck equipped with lighting apparatus, two United ENG cars, and three production cars. De Avondetappe will be broadcasted every evening by the NOS during the Tour.
Meanwhile, RTL’s programme, “Viert de Zomer: Tour du Jour” will also be used for reports from France. In the talk show, ‘Jackal’ Erik Dijkstra delivers a report on the atmosphere of the Tour every day, facilitated by United.
United, based in the Muziekpaviljoen at the Media Park in Hilversum, provides full service facility management for media and broadcast organizations. United is able to offer a broad and diverse range of services from its many departments. United is part of Euro Media Group (EMG). (www.united4all.nl)