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commseng297 posts since 8 Dec 2016
London London
There was a 2Mb/s circuit for the NICAM via Genesis too, so yes 2009 would be the one.
Previously the Radio 5 feed and other seperate audios (some as multiplexed control lines and PABX extentions) were on NICAM via radio links as well.

It was the last year that I worked there for the whole tournament.
commseng297 posts since 8 Dec 2016
London London
Ah, I'm sure the old multiplex kit is unlikely to be required again, so probably wasn't needed back, and NICAM is now old hat too.
I'm assuming the VIMCAS gear had been binned some years earlier looking at the empty space above?
(It was for getting stereo clean effects back from an analogue OB - good enough for crowd effects but not great quality!)

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commseng297 posts since 8 Dec 2016
London London
Here are some photos of the rig at Wimbledon in 2009 - but not the fibre bits....
https://www.flickr.com/photos/115059469@N03/12855762823
https://www.flickr.com/photos/115059469@N03/12855860373
https://www.flickr.com/photos/115059469@N03/12855783315
https://www.flickr.com/photos/115059469@N03/12875382613
Note the last one has BBC HD channel off air monitoring on a black and white monitor.
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harshy6,245 posts since 24 Mar 2001
The BBC's main path out of Wimbledon is almost certainly by fibre - if they're skimping on a satellite contribution it'll be a "we hope to not have to use this but at least it'll keep us on air if we do" budgetary choice.


Yep - I think the host broadcaster court feeds are all carried over fibre to IMG at Stockley Park who handle forward distribution to at least some rights holders? I think this is a Hypermux point for EBU FINE connectivity?

The feed on 7e is the world feed from WBS. No court feeds, just the world feed and the interview feed both encrypted Sad
Brekkie32,602 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Probably an obvious point I should have realised years ago but presumably only the main show courts (and possibly Court 2/3) have commentary positions within the court, so is everything else effectively done off-tube within the Wimbledon media centre?
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Ronant930 posts since 22 Feb 2006
Probably an obvious point I should have realised years ago but presumably only the main show courts (and possibly Court 2/3) have commentary positions within the court, so is everything else effectively done off-tube within the Wimbledon media centre?


Good point though having been a few years ago, I know Court 18 has a commentary position (I was sat very close to it), so I’m sure Court 2 and 3 would.
Brekkie32,602 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Thanks. I guess Court 12 would too as 12/18 seem to be the treated as the main outside courts after 2/3. Obviously coverage beyond that is relatively new and even now some courts are still aired without commentary
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