For the last 25 years, Pro-Active have specialised in co-ordination and management of live broadcasts from a range of events around the world, providing production solutions to suit budgets both large and small.

Full Outside Broadcasts

Pro-Active have arranged and/or co-ordinated the facilities for over 20 outside broadcasts in the last two years and continue to work around the world with local facilities or host providers where required.

(see Client List and Recent Projects)

sportDUBAI 7’s
Live world feed for World Rugby and Emirates - 14 cameras, two simultaneous pitches, with separate broadcast, webstream and big screen production areas

THE VARSITY MATCHTHE VARSITY MATCH
The Varsity Match - 9 camera co-production with BBC for live BBC2 broadcast and world feed broadcasters + live international webstream

Unilaterals / Bolt ons

We are experienced in creating the required personalisation of coverage to suit our clients, working alongside leading host broadcasters to provide the complete technical and presentation solution from studio to pitchside.

Rugby World CupSUPERSPORT/RUGBY WORLD CUP
Supply of studio presentation with 3 cameras, + pitchside presentation + flash zone interviews, taking in host coverage but with unilateral replays, graphics & commentary and comms to JoBurg utilising our new mini OB van ( see below )

Fly-Aways / PPUs

Some of the sports we deal with don’t always have easily available local facilities and that’s when we need to apply our experience of providing lightweight capability to produce live, news or highlights output for both broadcast and social media.

Star Sailing LeagueSTAR SAILING LEAGUE
Bahamas and Europe - live on-water cameras, 3D virtual graphics, 2 person commentary, on-water reporter and daily edit for broadcast news and social media output.

Emirates T20 CricketEMIRATES T20 CRICKET
Dubai - 4 camera coverage, graphics and local commentary for live international webstream + separate big screen output.

Mini OB van

And now, we have developed our own Mini OB van, using the benefits of more powerful but smaller technology to offer maximum capability that answers to the growing demand for lightweight but flexible webstream and broadcast facilities at the best cost.

(See below for more details)

Womens SuperleagueFA WOMEN’S SUPERLEAGUE
Fast reaction service to deliver 4 camera live coverage for the input Media to create BBC and BT Highlights shows.

GamechangersGAMECHANGERS
4 camera + 2 minicam “as live” on location studio production for Sky UK gameshow featuring HRH Prince Harry.

Go Live

ProActive Van

OUR NEW MINI OB RIG IS READY TO GO WHERE YOU NEED IT.

Based on the latest technology cameras, we offer full HD broadcast specification, but in its lightest format-and that means cost-savings

Coupled with our extensive TV and webcasting experience, we now offer a package that delivers live broadcast or webstream or both, with the option to take HD quality recordings and make a broadcast highlights programme post event.

And in addition we can supply separate output for big screens at the event, upload features to the web and cut post-event news for digital and broadcast takers.

Our new lightweight but powerful van offers 1 to 6 cameras, with graphics, slo-mo replay, audio and commentary positions - all the elements of a dependable TV broadcast from a climate-controlled, professional environment.

sportSPORT
20+ years providing OB for major events worldwide - latest project 2015 Womens 7 World Series Rugby: 5-cam stream & broadcast, comms, ref mic, pitchside interviews, graphics & stats, dual EVS + edit room feeds, Judicial, team analysts and big screen/scoreboard.

eventsEVENTS
Live concerts, festivals-we’ll provide an affordable integrated solution for all your outdoor performance requirements, from big-screen onsite coverage right through to streaming and broadcast output.

corporateCORPORATE
Exhibitions, conferences, awards ceremony or press call-making sure the message gets across in a professional manner is our business, live to screens, web or TV.

PROFESSIONALLY COACH-BUILT VEHICLE WITH DUAL AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
COMPREHENSIVE MONITORING IN ALL OPERATIONAL POSITIONS
AUDIO
  • Behringer X32 with ADAT capability
  • Remote mic amps and separate monitoring for Sound & Director
  • Dual 8-channel embedders for multi-language events
  • Prospect 6 channel talkback with 2 remote panels - further on request
  • 6 effects mics + radio mics + interview set - further on request
  • Equipped for dual commentary with lazy talkback
  • Graphics to client requirement
  • Webstreaming and sub-mixer desk capability: Newtec Tricaster
VIDEO
  • Up to 6 HD cameras (3 as standard)
  • Range of broadcast lenses available to order
  • All cameras fully controlled inc tally’s and talkback
  • Dual digital disk recorders: full HD to Apple ProRes/Avid DNxHD
  • 750mtrs fibre-extra available on request
  • ST fibre for external signal distribution
  • JVCKMH3000 12-channel switcher
  • 20 x 20 routing matrix with comprehensive video and audio patching
  • Capability for 2 EVS servers

Mini OB van

EXPANSION MODULE...
Available to expand the capability of our primary OB unit, PAB+1 is a further Mercedes Sprinter-based facility designed to provide an additional gallery area while providing a fully-redundant, HD dual-path KU band uplink. The main engineering functions - racks, audio & replay - remain with PAB1, offering much more space for production management in this dedicated gallery.

Van Inner

TECHNICAL+

PRODUCTION

  • 20 image HD monitor stack on 2 x 37” flatscreen displays +6 additional preview monitors.

RF

  • Dual path fully redundant KU band uplink.
  • 1.5m Advent Antenna.
  • 2 x Xicom 400W HPAs.
  • 4 x Ericsson E8040 MPEG4 Encoders: HD/SD DVB/DVBS2, QPSK/8PSK, 4:2:2/4:2:0, Dolby E, BISS encryption.
  • 2 x Ericsson RX8200 receiver (BISS decryption) DVB-S, DVB-S2, QPSK/8PSK.
  • Freesat and Freeview off-air receivers.

MODULER LAYOUTS
Our modular approach allows for a variety of layouts to best suite the environment on the ground and space allocation.

Mini OB van layout