RaceTech was delighted to be invited to cover the outside broadcast of this year’s Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (BPIHT) for the first time, by event organisers The Jockey Club.
The world class equestrian event took place from 15th – 18th September 2022, opening with a veterinary check “trot up” prior to the dressage phase all filmed on the Palace Lawn forming a sensational backdrop. The entire event which includes show jumping and the cross-country highlight, was live streamed to a global audience across the BPIHT own platform along with daily live coverage on the big screens situated at the event.
RaceTech used one of their brand-new mini–Outside Broadcast units designed as a compact, versatile, and more sustainable option working alongside a tender support vehicle. Fully equipped with audio mixers and monitoring, a graphics platform, record and replay functions and ability to create simultaneous transmission outputs, the new mini-OB unit proved ideal for this type of event.
The broadcasting consisted of long and short formats covered separately with bespoke graphics and replays throughout the competition. RaceTech was also able to provide dual streams on three of the five broadcast days covering show jumping and cross-country phases simultaneously.
Up to ten cameras were used, both traditional and remote including PTZ Hothead broadcast cameras. Along with RaceTech long lens race cameras with RF links mounted on RaceTech hoists set at strategic points around the cross-country route, RaceTech’s team was delighted to capture the excitement and skill across the spectacular course.
John Bance, Head of Engineering at RaceTech commented, “This was an exciting new challenge for our teams, we were very enthusiastic to be as creative as possible in capturing the skill and excitement of the competition in a stunning setting.We were very pleased to work with the Jockey Club in delivering this world class event”.