Outside Broadcast (“OB”) refers to any television or radio program which is broadcast from a location away from the normal studio setting. The location doesn’t actually have to be “outdoors” — the “outside” simply means “outside the studio”.

Television outside broadcasts can be any size and complexity, from a single camera to dozens of cameras and staff. Generally, the term OB implies multi-camera coverage coordinated and directed from a mobile control room.
An “OB Unit” is a mobile production unit (with equipment and crew) which is able to travel to a location and provide broadcast coverage. Seven Production OB units can specialize in a particular area; for example, a motorsports OB unit would carry specialized camera equipment for in-car coverage and have staff which know this particular sport well.
Seven Production OB Units include any of the following:

  • A number of cameras (beginning from 4 cameras and exceeding 44+ cameras per OB Unit)
  • A mobile control room, staffed by a director, vision controller, sound operator and VT (videotape) operator
  • Equipment and housing for a presentation area
  • Transmission equipment

In The Middle East and North African Region, Events that Seven Production commonly covers with our fleet of OB units include TV Productions, Studio Productions, Government Events, Corporate Events, Sports Events, Concerts and Ceremonies.

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UNIT 10
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Unit 6
Unit 5
Unit 4
Unit 3
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UNIT 11
UNIT 10
Unit 9
Unit 8
Unit 7
Unit 6
Unit 5
Unit 4
Unit 3

video equipment
Camera System
GVG LDX86N UNIVERSE (14)
Wireless Camera System
Vislink HCAM UHD 12G (2)
Camera Connection
Fiber Optic Lemo SMPTE
Camera Lenses
FUJINON 4K
Tripods
Cartoni
Vinten
Sachtler
Cam-Gear
UHD Vision Mixer
GVG KAHUNA 9600 3M/E IN UHD
Character Generator
Vizrt UHD
Production Room Monitors
SONY 4K 50inch (5)
POSTIUM 24inch 4k (4)
Shading Room Monitors
SONY 4K 50inch (2)
POSTIUM 24inch 4k (2
4K Tapeless Recorders
GRASSVALLEY
Multiviewer System
AJA KI-PRO-ULTRA
4K REPLAY SYSTEM
EVS XT4K
GLUE
GRASSVALLEY
VIDEO MATRIX
GRASSVALLEY SIRUS 840
OB CONTROL
TSL
4K WAVEFORM
LEADER LV5350
audio equipment
Audio Mixing Console
LAWO MC²36
Audio Matrix
512 X 512
Microphones
Sennheiser
Multitrack Recording
Available If Requested Analog or Digital
Audio Effects
360 SYSTEMS INSTANT REPLAY 2
Audio Measurement
Wholer IAM-MIX8
Intercom equipment
Intercom System
RTS ODIN 48 PORT
Wireless Talk-Back
Clear-Com HME
Riedel Riface with MOTOROLA Base
Intercom System
Station and Motorola Radios
Kenwood Base Station with Motorola Radios
Hybrid Systems
Glensound GSM Hybrid
Glensound Analog Landline Hybrid
Glensound Digital ISDN Hybrid
coach build
Length
12.97 Meters
Width stowed
2.55 Meters
Width expanded
4.53 Meters
Height
4.53 Meters
Weight
20 t
System Integrator of HD/UHD OBVan
7 Production
Coach Builder of HD/UHD OBvan
United Kingdom
MONITOR WALL LAYOUT

video equipment
CAMERA SYSTEM
Sony HDC1500R (14)
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Vislink L1500 (4)
CAMERA CONNECTION
Fiber Optic Lemo SMPTE
CAMERA LENSES
Canon
TRIPODS
CARTONI
VINTEN
SACHTLER
CAM-GEAR
HD VISION MIXER
GVG kayak HD 3.5ME
CHARACTER GENERATOR
Inscriber
Title Box
PRODUCTION ROOM MONITORS
Barco LCD screen 50inch (5)
SHADING ROOM MONITORS
Sony 50inch (2)
Sony Professional (2)
MULTIVIEWER SYSTEM
DECIMATOR DMON-16S
HD VTRS
Sony HDW M2000P (2)
TAPELESS RECORDERS
HyperDeck Studio Pro (10)
REPLAY SYSTEM
EVS XT2
GLUE
Evertz
VIDEO MATRIX
Nevion (128 input - 128 output)
OB CONTROL
TSL
WAVEFORM
Tektronix WFM 5000
audio equipment
AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Soundcraft Vi6
AUDIO MATRIX
(100 input - 48 output) Analog
(8 input - 8 output) Digital
MICROPHONES
Sennheiser
MULTITRACK RECORDING
Available If Requested Analog or Digital
AUDIO EFFECTS
Yamaha SPX 990
TC 6000
360 SYSTEMS INSTANT REPLAY 2
AUDIO MEASUREMENT
Decibel
Vumeter
Intercom equipment
INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com Matrix Plus II
WIRELESS TALK-BACK INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com HME
Riedel Riface with MOTOROLA Base Station and Motorola Radios
Kenwood Base Station with Motorola Radios
HYBRID SYSTEM
Glensound GSM Hybrid
Glensound Analog Landline Hybrid
Glensound Digital ISDN Hybrid
coach build
Length
12.97 Meters
Width stowed
2.55 Meters
Width expanded
4.53 Meters
Height
4.53 Meters
Weight
20 t
System Integrator of HD/UHD OBVan
7 Production
Coach Builder of HD/UHD OBvan
United Kingdom
INTERIOR
MONITOR WALL LAYOUT

video equipment
CAMERA SYSTEM
Sony HDC1500/R (18) +
SUPER SLOMO CAMERA SYSTEM
Sony HDC-3300R (2)
ULTRA SLOMO CAMERA SYSTEM
Ikegami NAC HI-MOTION II
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Vislink L1500 (6)
CAMERA CONNECTION
Fiber Optic Lemo SMPTE
CAMERA LENSES
CANON
TRIPODS
CARTONI
VINTEN
SACHTLER
CAM-GEAR
Control Room
Dual Production
HD VISION MIXER
Sony MVS 8000 4M/E
CHARACTER GENERATOR
VizRT
Title box
PRODUCTION ROOM MONITORS
Vutrix QUAD HD 23”inch
SHADING ROOM MONITORS
Sony 17inch (4)
Blackmagic (24)
MULTIVIEWER SYSTEM
AXON
HD VTRS
Sony HDW M2000P (6)
TAPELESS RECORDERS
HyperDeck Studio Pro (10)
REPLAY SYSTEM
EVS XT2
GLUE
AXON
VIDEO MATRIX
GV (96 input – 128 output)
OB CONTROL
TSL
WAVEFORM
Tektronix WFM 5000
audio equipment
AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Lawo MC2 66
Dolby 5.1
AUDIO MATRIX
Lawo MC2 66 (128 input – 48 output)
MICROPHONES
Sennheiser
MULTITRACK RECORDING
Available If Requested Analog or Digital
AUDIO EFFECTS
Yamaha SPX 990
TC 6000
360 SYSTEMS INSTANT REPLAY 2
AUDIO MEASUREMENT
Decibel
Vumeter
Intercom equipment
INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com Matrix 3 (64 port)
WIRELESS TALK-BACK INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com HME
Riedel Riface with MOTOROLA Base Station and Motorola Radios
Kenwood Base Station with Motorola Radios
HYBRID SYSTEM
Glensound GSM Hybrid
Glensound Analog Landline Hybrid
Glensound Digital ISDN Hybrid
coach build
Length
13.62 Meters
Width stowed
2.59 Meters
Width expanded
4.79 Meters
Height
3.95 Meters
Weight
20 t
System Integrator of HD/UHD OBVan
7 Production
Coach Builder of HD/UHD OBvan
United Kingdom
INTERIOR
MONITOR WALL LAYOUT

video equipment
CAMERA SYSTEM
Sony HDC1500/R (18) +
SUPER SLOMO CAMERA SYSTEM
Sony HDC-3300R (2)
ULTRA SLOMO CAMERA SYSTEM
Ikegami NAC HI-MOTION II
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Vislink L1500 (6)
CAMERA CONNECTION
Fiber Optic Lemo SMPTE
CAMERA LENSES
CANON
TRIPODS
CARTONI
VINTEN
SACHTLER
CAM-GEAR
HD VISION MIXER
Sony MVS 8000 4M/E
CHARACTER GENERATOR
Vizrt
Title box
PRODUCTION ROOM MONITORS
Vutrix QUAD HD 23”inch
SHADING ROOM MONITORS
JVC DT-V1710CG 17inch (3)
Blackmagic (20)
MULTIVIEWER SYSTEM
Evertz
HD VTRS
Sony HDW M2000P (6)
TAPELESS RECORDERS
HyperDeck Studio Pro (10)
REPLAY SYSTEM
EVS XT2
GLUE
Axon
VIDEO MATRIX
Evertz (96 input - 128 output)
OB CONTROL
TSL
Aurora
WAVEFORM
Tektronix WFM 5000
audio equipment
AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Calrec Alpha 5.1 Digital Mixing Console
112 Digital Stereo inputs. 20 aux and 8 groups
Dolby 5.1
AUDIO MATRIX
Calrec Alpha 5.1 Digital (96 input - 20 output)
MICROPHONES
Sennheiser
MULTITRACK RECORDING
AVAILABLE IF REQUESTED ANALOG OR DIGITAL
AUDIO EFFECTS
Yamaha SPX 990
TC 6000
360 SYSTEMS INSTANT REPLAY 2
AUDIO MEASUREMENT
Decibel
Vumeter
Intercom equipment
INTERCOM SYSTEM
Telex RTS system + RTS KP 32 (64 port)
WIRELESS TALK-BACK INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com HME
Riedel Riface with MOTOROLA Base Station and Motorola Radios
Kenwood Base Station with Motorola Radios
HYBRID SYSTEM
Glensound GSM Hybrid
Glensound Analog Landline Hybrid
Glensound Digital ISDN Hybrid
coach build
Length
13.62 Meters
Width stowed
2.59 Meters
Width expanded
4.49 Meters
Height
4 Meters
Weight
20 t
System Integrator of HD/UHD OBVan
7 Production
Coach Builder of HD/UHD OBvan
United Kingdom
INTERIOR
MONITOR WALL LAYOUT

video equipment
CAMERA SYSTEM
Sony HDC1500R (14)
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Vislink L11500 (4)
CAMERA CONNECTION
Fiber Optic Lemo SMPTE
CAMERA LENSES
Canon
TRIPODS
CARTONI
VINTEN
SACHTLER
CAM-GEAR
HD VISION MIXER
Sony MVS 6000 2.5 M/E
CHARACTER GENERATOR
Title Box
PRODUCTION ROOM MONITORS
Sony LCD screen 55inch (2)
Samsung LCD screen 55inch (1)
SHADING ROOM MONITORS
Sony 15inch LMD1530 (2)
Samsung LCD screen 55inch (1)
Blackmagic Monitor (28)
MULTIVIEWER SYSTEM
For A
HD VTRS
Sony HDW M2000 (2)
TAPELESS RECORDERS
HyperDeck Studio Pro (10)
REPLAY SYSTEM
EVS XT2
K2 Dyno
GLUE
Axon
VIDEO MATRIX
Miranda (128 input - 128 output)
WAVEFORM
Tektronix WFM 5000
audio equipment
AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Midas Pro6
56 Digital stereo inputs. 20 Aux & 8 Groups
Dolby 5.1
AUDIO MATRIX
Midas Pro9 Digital (96 input - 32 output)
MICROPHONES
Sennheiser
MULTITRACK RECORDING
Available If Requested Analog or Digital
AUDIO EFFECTS
Yamaha SPX 990 - TC 6000
AUDIO MEASUREMENT
Decibel
Vumeter
Intercom equipment
INTERCOM SYSTEM
ClearCom Eclipse HX
WIRELESS TALK-BACK INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com HME
Riedel Riface with MOTOROLA Base Station and Motorola Radios
Kenwood Base Station with Motorola Radios
HYBRID SYSTEM
Glensound GSM Hybrid
Glensound Analog Landline Hybrid
Glensound Digital ISDN Hybrid
coach build
Length
10 Meters
Width stowed
2.57 Meters
Width expanded
3.50 Meters
Height
3.70 Meters
Weight
18 t
System Integrator of HD/UHD OBVan
7 Production
Coach Builder of HD/UHD OBvan
United Kingdom
INTERIOR
MONITOR WALL LAYOUT

video equipment
CAMERA SYSTEM
Sony HDC1500 (5)
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Vislink 1500 (2)
CAMERA CONNECTION
Fiber Optic Lemo SMPTE
CAMERA LENSES
Canon
TRIPODS
CARTONI
VINTEN
SACHTLER
CAM-GEAR
HD VISION MIXER
Sony MVS 6000 2.5M/E
CHARACTER GENERATOR
Title Box
PRODUCTION ROOM MONITORS
Sony LCD screen 55inch (3)
SHADING ROOM MONITORS
Sony Monitor (2)
Blackmagic Monitors (14)
MULTIVIEWER SYSTEM
Evertz
HD VTRS
Sony HDW M2000P (1)
TAPELESS RECORDERS
HyperDeck Studio Pro (10)
REPLAY SYSTEM
EVS XT2
K2 Dyno
GLUE
Evertz
VIDEO MATRIX
Nevion (64 input - 64 output)
OB CONTROL
VSM Tektronix WFM 5000
WAVEFORM
Tektronix WFM 5000
audio equipment
AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Midas Pro2 Digital Mixing Console
56 Digital stereo inputs. 20 Aux & 8 Groups
AUDIO MATRIX
Midas Pro2 Digital (56 input - 16 output)
MICROPHONES
Sennheiser
MULTITRACK RECORDING
AVAILABLE IF REQUESTED ANALOG OR DIGITAL
AUDIO EFFECTS
Yamaha SPX 990
TC 6000
AUDIO MEASUREMENT
Decibel
Vumeter
Intercom equipment
INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com Matrix Plus II
WIRELESS TALK-BACK INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com HME
Riedel Riface with MOTOROLA Base Station and Motorola Radios
Kenwood Base Station with Motorola Radios
HYBRID SYSTEM
Glensound GSM Hybrid
Glensound Analog Landline Hybrid
Glensound Digital ISDN Hybrid
coach build
Length
8.59 Meters
Width stowed
2.84 Meters
Width expanded
none
Height
3.70 Meters
Weight
161
System Integrator of HD/UHD OBVan
7 Production
Coach Builder of HD/UHD OBvan
United Kingdom
INTERIOR
MONITOR WALL LAYOUT
PRODUCTION ROOM
VT ROOM

video equipment
CAMERA SYSTEM
Sony HDC1500/R (8)
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Vislink L1500 (2)
CAMERA CONNECTION
Fiber Optic Lemo SMPTE
CAMERA LENSES
Canon
TRIPODS
CARTONI
VINTEN
SACHTLER
CAM-GEAR
HD VISION MIXER
ROSS Carbonite 2.5 M/E
CHARACTER GENERATOR
Title Box
PRODUCTION ROOM MONITORS
Sony LCD screen 55inch (2)
SHADING ROOM MONITORS
Sony Monitor (2)
Black magic (14)
MULTIVIEWER SYSTEM
For A
HD VTRS
Sony HDW M2000P (1)
TAPELESS RECORDERS
HyperDeck Studio Pro (9)
REPLAY SYSTEM
EVS XT2
GLUE
Axon
VIDEO MATRIX
Harris (32 input - 32 output)
WAVEFORM
Tektronix WFM 5000
audio equipment
AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Soundcraft MH3 - 32 Input
AUDIO MATRIX
Soundcraft (32 input - 16 output)
MICROPHONES
Sennheiser
MULTITRACK RECORDING
AVAILABLE IF REQUESTED ANALOG OR DIGITAL
AUDIO EFFECTS
Yamaha SPX 990
TC 6000
AUDIO MEASUREMENT
Decibel
Vumeter
Intercom equipment
INTERCOM SYSTEM
ClearCom Matrix plus II (24 port)
WIRELESS TALK-BACK INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com HME
Riedel Riface with MOTOROLA Base Station and Motorola Radios
Kenwood Base Station with Motorola Radios
HYBRID SYSTEM
Glensound GSM Hybrid
Glensound Analog Landline Hybrid
Glensound Digital ISDN Hybrid
coach build
Length
8.59 meters
Width stowed
2.84 meters
Width expanded
None
Height
3.70 meters
Weight
16 t
System Integrator of HD/UHD OBVan
7 Production
Coach Builder of HD/UHD OBvan
United Kingdom
INTERIOR
MONITOR WALL LAYOUT

video equipment
CAMERA SYSTEM
GV LDX 80 (10)
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Vislink L1500 (2)
CAMERA CONNECTION
Lemo Triax Cable
CAMERA LENSES
Canon
TRIPODS
CARTONI
VINTEN
SACHTLER
CAM-GEAR
HD VISION MIXER
Ross Carbonite 2.5 M/E
CHARACTER GENERATOR
Casper CG
PRODUCTION ROOM MONITORS
NEC Monitor (4)
Sony LMD - B170 (1)
SHADING ROOM MONITORS
Sony BVM - A14F5M
Black Magic Dual (8)
MULTIVIEWER SYSTEM
Miranda Kaleido-Alto-HD
DECIMATOR DMON-16S
HD VTRS
Sony HDW M2000P
REPLAY SYSTEM
EVS XT2
VIDEO MATRIX
Nevion (128 input - 96 output)
WAVEFORM
Blackmagic
Audio Equipment
AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Soundcraft Vi6
AUDIO MATRIX
(100 input - 48 output) Analog
(8 input - 8 output) Digital
MICROPHONES
Sennheiser
MULTITRACK RECORDING
AVAILABLE IF REQUESTED ANALOG OR DIGITAL
AUDIO EFFECTS
Yamaha SPX 990
TC 6000
AUDIO MEASUREMENT
Decibel
Vumeter
Intercom Equipment
INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com Matrix Plus II
WIRELESS TALK-BACK INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com HME
Riedel Riface with MOTOROLA Base Station and Motorola Radios
Kenwood Base Station with Motorola Radios
HYBRID SYSTEM
Glensound GSM Hybrid
Glensound Analog Landline Hybrid
Glensound Digital ISDN Hybrid
Coach Build
Length
9.35 Meters
Width stowed
2.61 Meters
Width expanded
3.20 Meters
Height
3 Meters
Weight
18 t
System Integrator of HD/UHD OBvan
7 Production
Coach Builder of HD/UHD OBvan
United Kingdom
INTERIOR
MONITOR WALL LAYOUT

video equipment
CAMERA SYSTEM
HDC 1500 (5)
WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM
Vislink L1500 (2)
CAMERA CONNECTION
Fiber Optic LEMO SMPTE
CAMERA LENSES
Canon
TRIPODS
CARTONI
VINTEN
SACHTLER
CAM-GEAR
HD VISION MIXER
Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E
CHARACTER GENERATOR
Title Box
PRODUCTION ROOM MONITORS
Samsung LCD screen (2)
SHADING ROOM MONITORS
JVC DT-V1710CG 17inch (2)
MULTIVIEWER SYSTEM
For A
HD VTRS
Sony HDCAM (1)
Digital Betacam (1)
TAPELESS RECORDERS
HyperDeck Studio Pro (5)
GLUE
Blackmagic
WAVEFORM
Blackmagic
Audio Equipment
AUDIO MIXING CONSOLE
Yamaha O1V96i
AUDIO MATRIX
Yamaha OV1 (16 input — 8 output)
MICROPHONES
Sennheiser
MULTITRACK RECORDING
AVAILABLE IF REQUESTED ANALOG OR DIGITAL
AUDIO EFFECTS
Yamaha SPX 990 - TC 6000
AUDIO MEASUREMENT
Decibel
Vumeter
Intercom Equipment
INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com Matrix Plus II
WIRELESS TALK-BACK INTERCOM SYSTEM
Clear-Com HME
Riedel Riface with MOTOROLA Base Station and Motorola Radios
Kenwood Base Station with Motorola Radios
HYBRID SYSTEM
Glensound GSM Hybrid
Glensound Analog Landline Hybrid
Glensound Digital ISDN Hybrid
Coach Build
Length
5 meters
Width stowed
2 meters
Width expanded
None
Height
3 meters
Weight
4 t
System Integrator of HD/UHD OBvan
7 Production
Coach Builder of HD/UHD OBvan
United Kingdom
INTERIOR
MONITOR WALL LAYOUT