Arqiva HD technology used for kid's TV show

A new pre-school programme produced by both Al Jazeera Children's Channel and S4C has been shot using HD cameras and camera VTR's supplied by Arqiva.

'Baaas' is S4C's first HD programme and Al Jazeera Children's Channel's first co-production with a UK company. The programme has a multiracial theme and centres on an extended family of puppet sheep.

The 52-episode series will be launched on S4C in October 2008 and will be available in twenty Arabic countries through the Al Jazeera Children's channel in January 2009.

Arshad Rasul, Director of Broadcast and Distribution at S4C, said: "S4C has a longstanding relationship with Arqiva in several technology areas, and so we are confident the technology is in capable hands. This has had the great benefit of allowing everyone to focus on the creative content of the programme."

Nia Ceidiog Managing Director and Producer for Cynhyrchiadau Ceidiog Creations added: "Arqiva's Outside Broadcast facilities have been able to provide us with all the HD technology we need. We greatly appreciate the HD technical expertise Arqiva has brought to the project: Their 'can do' attitude is very much in keeping with the spirit of the programme."

DTG Staff  |  27.06.2008

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