Timeline has unveiled its new broadcast facility in Ealing, West London which will be known as the Ealing Broadcast Centre (EBC).

The state-of-the-art 900sqm broadcast facility is set over three floors and includes a flexible 2000 sq. ft virtual reality studio with a 4.5m high lighting grid and a fully configured multi-camera VR system using Unreal Engine and Brainstorm InfinitySet delivered in partnership with MOOV.

It has a Mo-Sys StarTracker system, predesigned and customisable high-end VR studio sets and a green Cyc for virtual studios or black Cyc for physical sets.

The centre also has dressing rooms and make-up rooms, production offices, green rooms, online edit suites and VO Booths.

There’s triple-row production control rooms, a large VT replay room, tier-three data centre and lobal connectivity to all major hubs including BT Tower, NEP Connect, TATA and satellite downlink capability

Timeline collaborated with broadcast graphics and virtual studios outfit MOOV TV on the build of the virtual studio.

Dave Harnett, Head of Operations at Timeline Television comments: “To meet an ever-increasing client demand for large-scale productions and studio shows, and remote productions in a fantastic space that allows creativity to thrive. We’re extremely proud to launch the next phase of Timeline’s broadcast journey, whilst staying in the creative hub of Ealing Broadway.”

Nev Appleton, Director and Co-founder of MOOV comments: “MOOV have worked very closely with Timeline for over 15 years on many amazing projects and are delighted to be supporting the Timeline team in this new venture. The offering includes a complete, state-of the-art virtual studio design and production service, which will be complimented with AR and on-screen graphics.”

The facility’s first show was Channel 4 and Whisper’s live coverage of the Paralympics.


Jon Creamer

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