Proudly still a British Independent
Arena continues to pioneer by introducing "the world's first IP-based Ultra HD High Dynamic Range OB fleet". Our new triple-expands (OBX, Y & Z) plus double-expand OB12 all feature ground breaking UHD/HD/SD multicast technology. We have been fully ratified by the BBC for single workflow generating both HDR and SDR deliverables.
This approach is much more flexible than traditional baseband. With IP technology data runs over fibre optic cables, whereas Quad-HD required 4 HD signals over copper cables bundled together to create a single UHD image.
Arena holds contracts with the nation's major broadcasters to provide coverage of events, music, large studio shows and sport. Arena is a Telegraph 1000 business that has remained in continuous British family ownership for approaching 30 years.
In the world of sport key contracts include English International Football, the FA Cup, One-day Cricket Internationals, Six Nations Rugby, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and European Darts.
We also cover shows as diverse as the Glastonbury music festival, the Royal Variety Performance, Christmas Carols, the Olivier Awards, the Voice and Springwatch.
The benefits of working with the Arena Group
Part of the Arena family we operate a fleet of ten aircraft, including the BBC News and Sky News helicopters. Set the scene and add polish to your show. Direct the shots live to air from the OB, or use some stunning pre-recorded aerials. Our OB clients naturally receive a special discount.
Sometimes the world of broadcasting can put people under pressure. Use of a cost-effective business jet to get crews to a major event, allow the talent to travel in privacy, carry out multiple surveys in one day really does save you money. Queue jump at the airport, choose your own itinerary, ask the plane to wait if you are running late. Arena OB clients receive a special discount.