Tour of Britain – Cheltenham Festival of Cycling

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Production AV were looking forward to being involved in a project that was hosted… or pedalled through our local area! We were working on behalf of several clients to provide a range of solutions for the Tour of Britain stage which finished in Cheltenham. For APT Marketing, we were responsible for providing the screens and live feed to the hospitality yurt at the finish line as well as the main LED screen site for public viewing constructed in Pittville Park next to the the final stretch of the race. For Mudway Workman, we provided another LED screen in Winchcombe a couple more kilometres away from the finish line which was erected on the back of a curtained trailer. With the race gaining considerable interest amongst the public Production AV were delighted to playing our part in enhancing this special day for the spectators and Gloucestershire as a whole.

Multiple Outdoor 6mm Livestream LED Screens

Cheltenham Festival of Cycling Pitville LED Screen

The hospitality yurt was provided as a space for the sponsors of race and their delegates to gather and enjoy meeting and listening to well known members of the cycling community, eat fantastic food and enjoy the race as it was presented around the edge of the yurt on four of Production AV’s Samsung ME65B 65″ LED Flat Panels. All of our sites were installed with satellite dishes that provided a reliable Freeview feed of the race and our onsite technician Jimmy Flanders was at the yurt to assist and tweak the setup in the event the feed slipped in quality. The PA, microphone systems and playback capabilities for the screens used before and after the race were also provided by Production AV.

Cheltenham Festival of Cycling Winchcombe LED Screen

Arriving at 5am on the morning of the race at Pitville Park, the team worked into the morning building a goal post truss structure where a 6.4m x 3.6m LED screen was constructed using our stock of Desay 6.25mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Panels. Line array systems were flown either side of the screen which would project the audio clearly to large crowds expected throughout the day. In a gazebo behind the screen, control was set up to protect it from the elements. A pair of Nova MCTRL660 Processors were used to manage the data being fed to the screen with one acting as a fail safe hot back up to the main processor. The sponsorship content that would play during the races advert breaks was switched using our Barco PDS-901 3G 9 in 1 Out Seamless Switcher with all data being comfortably scaled to the screen using our industry standard Barco ImagePRO II Dual. In Winchcombe, the task was similar as we used our Desay 6.25mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Panels to create a smaller screen four panels wide and two panels high constructed on the back of a Mudway Workman trailer using our ground support system. The screen faced outwards into the local Fanzone that was positioned within touching distance of the road where the race would fly through.

Overall the stage was a massive success with thousands of people lining the streets to support the riders. Mick Bennett the Race Director of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain mentions the overwhelming warmth and unprecedented support shown during Stage 7 and we’d like to thank APT Marketing and Mudway Workman for allowing us to be apart of that support. It was a pleasure having you both as clients and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you in the future.

Hartpury Equine Centre – Festival of Dressage 2016

Festival of Dressage 2016 - 6mm LED Screen w/ PanelScore System

Production AV were excited to be given the opportunity to be a part of Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage by providing an LED screen solution but also being allowed to trial PanelScore – a product we as a company are involved in developing and feel passionate about seeing succeed in the dressage world and beyond.

6mm Outdoor Festival LED Screen Solution

Outdoor 6mm LED Screen with PanelScore System

Hartpury is a local venue which was helpful as it allowed us to turn up the day before the event started and build the screen and set up the hardware needed for PanelScore to function. The screen was 3.2m x 1.8m and built using our Desay 6.25mm LED Panels as they are waterproof which was essential as the screen was outdoors for the week. Using a Barco ScreenPRO II EOC and it’s controller, the laptop running the webpage that had the live scoring was resized to fit the LED screen. Using ground anchors, ratchet straps and weights we secured the screen so that it would remain rigid no matter what the weather conditions were like.

Outdoor 6mm LED Screen - Audience Viewing

The PanelScore system had five scorers using iPads positioned around the arena and information was sent using a wifi kit set up in the control box to a master laptop that would process and feed data to the webpage. With PanelScore being in its first version there were issues that needed to be ironed out but with riders such as Charlotte Dujardin who’s the most successful British dressage rider of all time and a competitor in the Rio Olympics the crowds were big and when it came to the big stage, PanelScore excelled and provided a new, exciting viewing experience for spectators.

Outdoor Festival LED Screen - Scoring System

A big thank you again to Hartpury Equine Centre for selecting us for the screen solution but for also being willing to allow us to trial PanelScore with the aims of developing the engagement and excitement for spectators. We hope to be back again next year with an ever improving version and a screen! We also look forward to expanding to other Dressage events in the near future.

Rugby World Cup – Gloucester Fanzone 2015

Rugby World Cup 2015 - Fanzone 6mm LED Screen

With the announcement of 15 Official Rugby World Cup 2015 Fanzone locations, Production AV were proud to be selected as the provider of the weatherproof Desay 6.25mm Pixel-Pitch 8m x 4.5m, goalpost-mounted LED screen that attracted so many thousands to Gloucester’s Fanzone.

Desay 6mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Screen provided by Production AV for the Rugby World Cup Fanzone in Gloucester

From the 18th September to 11th October, Production AV maintained the screen which showed all group stage matches live and for free. Working alongside Peak Sound and Light supplier of the Line Array loudspeaker system, together we delivered high quality coverage for the many thousands of fans hailing locally and from across the world who came to enjoy what the Gloucester Fanzone had to offer.

Gloucester Fanzone Welcome Slide

Despite the disappointment for the English fans of England’s tournament being ended in the group stages, the Fanzone was a success with nothing but positive feedback. With the Wimbledon, World Cup Football and The Olympics all on the horizon let’s hope we’ll see Fanzone and the screen return for future events.

If you are interested in inquiring about the screen you can visit our LED Screen Page and contact us here.