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Articles about outside broadcasts

Helping with the “dishes”

Published 26 October 2023

The superhuman effort of getting microwave dishes up towers for outside broadcasts

And now… The Flying Camera

Published 28 September 2023

You’re about to see the world from a very unusual angle: straight down!

Distance No Object

Published 15 May 2023

The trials of getting television pictures from far away outside broadcasts back to the studio

Continental Control Point

Published 13 May 2023

A new control room for live continental broadcasting exchange opens in Broadcasting House

The Coronation broadcasts

Published 6 May 2023

The BBC looks back at the Coronation earlier in 1937

Technical operations

Published 27 January 2023

The technical side to getting television to your home… and to the transmitter

A Producer’s Panics

Published 16 January 2023

Anthony Craxton recalls a few OBs he’d rather forget

Going Places

Published 7 October 2022

The roving eye of the television camera can get anywhere these days, bringing sport and pageantry directly to your home

Marconi mobile television

Published 22 October 2021

In city, town or country, Marconi Outside Broadcast equipment is the toast of 1954

Technical operations: the ITV network

Published 14 August 2020

The not-so-simple process of getting the output of the cameras to your TV screen in 1967

Forecast for colour

Published 24 May 2019

Colour is coming, and the February 1969 Thames staff magazine asks four department heads what they’re doing to get ready

Marconi mobile television

Published 3 May 2018

In city, town or country, Marconi Outside Broadcast equipment is the toast of 1954 – see why in our new microsite

It’s a race against time

Published 16 November 2017

⧉ Over on our ABC subsite, the TVTimes in 1958 looks at the rush to get Outside Broadcasts on air at Christmas

The Coronation Broadcasts

Published 12 May 2017

The BBC’s coverage of the coronation of King George VI in 1937

Year One: Reporting by television

Published 4 April 2017

Our series on the first year of Granada looks at local news for the North

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