Presteigne Broadcast Hire appoints RF Specialist Ben Hawker

21 August 2017

Presteigne Broadcast Hire appoints RF Specialist Ben Hawker

Presteigne Broadcast Hire, a leading dry hire and total multi-location production equipment provider, today announced the appointment of Ben Hawker as senior supervisor of RF and Special Cameras.
Leader Appoints Presteigne Broadcast Hire as Rental Channel Partner

19 June 2017

Leader Appoints Presteigne Broadcast Hire as Rental Channel Partner

London, UK, June 19, 2017: Leader Electronics Corporation announces the appointment of Presteigne Broadcast Hire as a rental channel partner. With offices near London's Gatwick Airport and Manchester, Presteigne Broadcast Hire offers a very wide range of production equipment and also develops packaged systems for specific applications.
Article: OB Report - Televisual - May 2017

17 May 2017

Article: OB Report - Televisual - May 2017

4K UHD outside broadcasts are no longer a rarity. Most of the major OB players are now capable of supplying a 4K OB production.
Article: The Cancer Research UK Boat Races - TVB Europe April 2017

10 April 2017

Article: The Cancer Research UK Boat Races - TVB Europe April 2017

Philip Stevens finds out what is required to produce the The Cancer Research UK Boat Races.

The contract to technically produce the Varsity Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge for the BBC was awarded to CTV Outside Broadcast in 2014.

According to Bill Morris, international business director, it had long been an ambition to provide the facilities for this historically important and much-loved part of the British calendar. “The contract had been won primarily based upon – at the time – the ground-breaking use of IP to seamlessly gather the huge amounts of data from along the four-mile river course. CTV, in partnership with their broadcast technology colleagues at Presteigne, had designed an RF and data mesh that would allow unbroken, full telemetry coverage at ground level, giving the production team continuity of signals from all cameras for the first time in the history of the race.

Article: OB’s are still outside, and are still broadcasts - KitPlus March 2017

15 March 2017

Article: OB’s are still outside, and are still broadcasts - KitPlus March 2017

With the advent of new and emerging technologies, and with the one getting the most oxygen at the moment being video over IP, a number of people are asking whether the ability to move control rather further way from an event has, or will, change the nature of OB production.

Well, yes…and no.

OB: The road ahead by Jon Creamer of Televisual

12 January 2017

OB: The road ahead by Jon Creamer of Televisual

2016 saw many OB companies move into 4K UHD live broadcasting, 2017 will see more leap into the IP future. But there's still HDR, VR and 8K to think about. Jon Creamer reports.

Presteigne Broadcast Hire appoints Adrian Young as COO

07 December 2016

Presteigne Broadcast Hire appoints Adrian Young as COO

Presteigne Broadcast Hire, a leading dry hire and total multi-location production equipment provider, today announced the appointment of Adrian Young as Chief Operating Officer following the company’s recent MBO.

Presteigne Broadcast Hire appoints Martin Anderson as chairman

18 October 2016

Presteigne Broadcast Hire appoints Martin Anderson as chairman

Presteigne Broadcast Hire, a leading dry hire and total multi-location production equipment provider, today announced the appointment of Martin Anderson as chairman following the company’s recent MBO.
Presteigne Broadcast Hire announces MBO

30 September 2016

Presteigne Broadcast Hire announces MBO


Presteigne Broadcast Hire, a leading dry hire and total multi-location production solution provider, today announced the completion of a management buyout (MBO) that perfectly positions the company for accelerated growth as it embraces rapid advances in RF, IP and 4K acquisition, management, and delivery.

Presteigne Broadcast flies high at Farnborough

25 July 2016

Presteigne Broadcast flies high at Farnborough

Despite atrocious weather that forced the early curtailment of the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow, broadcast systems provided by Presteigne Broadcast Hire performed flawlessly throughout the week-long biennial event to enable hundreds of thousands of aviation business leaders and public enthusiasts to enjoy the full range of events at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire from 11-17 July.

Presteigne response is absolutely fabulous

06 July 2016

Presteigne response is absolutely fabulous

On short notice Presteigne Broadcast Hire provided in5Broadcast with a small, portable live broadcast unit for coverage of the premiere of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie in London’s Leicester Square on 29 June.
Presteigne takes America on morning safari

04 April 2016

Presteigne takes America on morning safari

Presteigne Broadcast Hire provided technology, project management, and system design for deployment of its mobile IP Mesh system for Good Morning America’s “GMA on Safari” event on 23 February.

Whisper Films and Presteigne Broadcast take chequered flag for C4 F1 coverage

25 February 2016

Whisper Films and Presteigne Broadcast take chequered flag for C4 F1 coverage

The handing of Channel 4’s £30 million three year presentation contract for Formula One to a rookie sports producer raised eyebrows when it should have acknowledged the Grand Prix pedigree of the winning team. Whisper Films’ MD and co-founder is Sunil Patel who produced the BBC’s F1 coverage before launching Whisper in 2010. Fellow co-founders are race driver turned pundit David Coulthard and BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey, who made his name presenting F1 for the BBC.

Presteigne starts 2016 with a bang

21 January 2016

Presteigne starts 2016 with a bang

Presteigne Broadcast Hire supplied and co-ordinated the facilities for all programme transmission feeds for the ‘Bryan Adams Rocks Big Ben Live’ concert, fireworks, and outside broadcast for the BBC and its international and news clients on New Year’s Eve.

Presteigne on-board system covers

09 December 2015

Presteigne on-board system covers "Six Days of Ghent" cycling event

Presteigne Broadcast Hire provided a complete on-board camera and production solution for coverage of “Six Days of Ghent”, the annual professional track cycling event held at the Kuipke Cycling Stadium in Ghent, Belgium, for Belgian broadcasters VRT and Eurosport.

Photo by Manual Harlan

21 September 2015

Shot and broadcast in Sony 4K, The Beaux’ Stratagem is National Theatre Live’s latest event cinema landmark

A ground-breaking technical initiative by Sony Digital Cinema 4K, National Theatre Live and Vue Entertainment continues to push the boundaries of event cinema.

Presteigne launches all-in-one RF camera system aimed at sports and events

13 August 2015

Presteigne launches all-in-one RF camera system aimed at sports and events

Presteigne Broadcast Hire has launched a new, packaged RF camera system, the SC100. Aimed particularly at sports, the package includes a mount to fit a Steadicam rig, two-way low latency RF circuits, and the ability to colour match to all popular outside broadcast cameras for transparent intercutting with any outside broadcast unit.

Making an event of it: Sony, NT Live and Vue International join hands for exclusive 4K screening at Vue Cinemas of ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’

01 April 2015

Making an event of it: Sony, NT Live and Vue International join hands for exclusive 4K screening at Vue Cinemas of ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’

From next month, Vue International audiences around the UK will exclusively be able to watch the acclaimed National Theatre Live production Behind the Beautiful Forevers – projected in Sony Digital Cinema 4K for the highest possible picture quality.

SVGE Sit-Down: In-depth discussion with Presteigne Broadast Hire CEO Mike Ransome

28 January 2015

SVGE Sit-Down: In-depth discussion with Presteigne Broadast Hire CEO Mike Ransome

SVG Europe recently sat down with Presteigne Broadcast Hire CEO Mike Ransome for a frank and wide-ranging conversation about the broadcast equipment rental business. 

A sound plan for Glasgow 2014 – Four years of planning

22 August 2014

A sound plan for Glasgow 2014 – Four years of planning

Sporting events like the Commonwealth Games are very much a visual spectacular and the audio side of the various activities that took place in Glasgow have often not received the close scrutiny they deserve. But that doesn’t make the work of those involved in bringing the all-important sound of the games to TV and radio audiences any less necessary.

Ask the experts: Life behind the rate card

16 July 2014

Ask the experts: Life behind the rate card

From time to time, most people in broadcast and production need to rent in some equipment
Jamie Brewer at SVG Future Sport

22 June 2017

Jamie Brewer at SVG Future Sport

As a sponsor of SVG, we were very fortunate to be invited to their SportTech Europe 2017 event on 7 June at Emirates Stadium, London, the home of Arsenal Football Club.

Jamie Brewer, Head of Sales

30 May 2017

Presteigne Broadcast Hire appoints Head of Sales and Key Account Manager

Presteigne Broadcast Hire today announced the appointments of Jamie Brewer as Head of Sales and Jon Philips as Key Account Manager.
Article: No compromise - KitPlus April 2017

13 April 2017

Article: No compromise - KitPlus April 2017

It would seem on the face of it that many broadcasters and production companies are trimming spending to the bone, or at least postponing it in anticipation of more lucrative days to come.

While that may seem prudent, and is in some cases a necessity, there’s an equally valid argument that periods of economic downturn, real or perceived, are the perfect time to invest.

Presteigne Broadcast Hire invests more than £2M in 4K

27 March 2017

Presteigne Broadcast Hire invests more than £2M in 4K

Presteigne Broadcast Hire today announced that is has taken delivery of more than £2M in new broadcast technology from Sony, Canon, Blackmagic, Vinten and others to further strengthen its dry hire stock inventories with the latest technologies.
Presteigne on a roll with Six Day Amsterdam cycling

14 December 2016

Presteigne on a roll with Six Day Amsterdam cycling

Presteigne Broadcast Hire has provided a complete production solution, including onboard cameras, for Aurora Media’s production of “Six Day Amsterdam”, an elite track cycling event held at the Amsterdam Velodrome from 6-11 December.

Presteigne Broadcast Hire supports 50th Jalsa UK

31 August 2016

Presteigne Broadcast Hire supports 50th Jalsa UK

The 50th anniversary of Jalsa Salana UK, the three-day international convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, took place at Hadiqat-ul-Mahdi (Oaklands Farm, near Alton, Hampshire) from 12-14 August, attracting upwards of 40,000 Ahmadi Muslims plus other interested dignitaries and participants from around the world.
Change is as good as the rest

21 July 2016

Change is as good as the rest

As we celebrate 25 years in business during 2016, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on how the industry has changed during that time.

Presteigne blooming marvellous at Chelsea

28 June 2016

Presteigne blooming marvellous at Chelsea

Presteigne Broadcast Hire provided six high power radio microphone systems for national and regional BBC radio programmes’ coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show, which took place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London from 24 to 28 May.

National Theatre Live, Vue Entertainment and Sony Digital Cinema 4K confirm Hangmen is next production to get the 4K treatment

01 March 2016

National Theatre Live, Vue Entertainment and Sony Digital Cinema 4K confirm Hangmen is next production to get the 4K treatment

National Theatre Live will partner with the Royal Court and Playful Productions to broadcast Hangmen from London’s West End. It will be captured in ultra-detailed Sony 4K and projected in the highest picture quality to audiences across Vue Cinemas’ 84-site estate.

Presteigne supports Hogmanay celebrations

25 January 2016

Presteigne supports Hogmanay celebrations

Presteigne Broadcast Hire provided all technology, project management, and system design for the video transmission system used by Edinburgh-based and Avesco Group sister company mclcreate Ltd. for the live coverage of Scotland’s traditional Hogmanay celebrations across the multiple city centre locations.

Presteigne adds new options for SC100 RF camera system

10 December 2015

Presteigne adds new options for SC100 RF camera system

Presteigne Broadcast Hire has introduced additional flexibility for its SC100, an all-in-one camera system, specifically designed for sports and live events.

Presteigne provides studio and production facilities for TFI Friday

24 November 2015

Presteigne provides studio and production facilities for TFI Friday

Presteigne Broadcast Hire has provided the full studio and production facility for One-Ten Productions’ 10-week run of the relaunched TFI Friday, airing weekly on the UK’s Channel 4.

LiveU UK distributor Garland supplies Presteigne Broadcast Hire with LU70 unit

03 September 2015

LiveU UK distributor Garland supplies Presteigne Broadcast Hire with LU70 unit

Garland, the UK distributor for LiveU, today announced Presteigne Broadcast Hire has purchased a LiveU LU70 backpack solution which it will offer on a hire basis to clients.

SVG Europe Sit-Down: Presteigne Broadcast Hire CEO Mike Ransome discusses business evolution, remote production potential

15 June 2015

SVG Europe Sit-Down: Presteigne Broadcast Hire CEO Mike Ransome discusses business evolution, remote production potential

Established in 1990 by broadcast engineers who recognised the need for a reliable source of the best equipment for dry hire and systems rental, Presteigne Broadcast Hire has grown in stature ever since and now operates from two locations in the UK, Crawley near Gatwick Airport serving London and the South, and Warrington serving Salford and the North of England.

Presteigne provides RF cameras for ITV Studios’ Coronation Street

01 April 2015

Presteigne provides RF cameras for ITV Studios’ Coronation Street

Coronation Street, the ITV Studios production which is one of the UK’s most popular dramas, has once again rented location equipment from Presteigne Broadcast Hire. In March 2015 the show’s storyline called for a location shoot, and Presteigne provided two wireless camera kits and an on-site support engineer.

TVBAwards: The Special Awards nominees

15 October 2014

TVBAwards: The Special Awards nominees

At this time next week the TVBEurope team will be busy making final preparations for the first ever TVBAwards, taking place at the Hilton London Wembley. We’ve already profiled the nominated projects and companies across the Workflow, Capture and Delivery categories, so this week the spotlight is on the Special Awards.

What's in a Name?

16 July 2014

What's in a Name?

Philip Stevens learns how a name change produces a fresh focus to equipment provider Presteigne Broadcast Hire

Canon supplies Presteigne for Brazil

16 July 2014

Canon supplies Presteigne for Brazil

Canon has received a circa £750k lens order from Presteigne Broadcast Hire with many of the units slated to debut for the company out in Brazil at the FIFA World Cup.

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