When MHz satisfied their requirements within their tight timescale, ACS subsequently contracted MHz to construct a third HD vehicle, together with a HD control vehicle for the renowned ACS Blimp, a 19-metre dirigible which hangs in the sky over many sports stadiums & outdoor events, & provides an aerial feed from an on-board gyro-stabilised SD/HD cameras.

The solution

The MHz team acted swiftly to fulfil ACS’s first order, delivering the first of the initial two identically specified HD production vehicles within 8 weeks of the order to ensure that it was ready for its debut booking. Based around Ford Transit 330-MWB vans, the vehicles were custom coach-built by MHz to include 4 remote-controllable Sony HD cameras, high-definition Sony LCD video monitors & a Leitch X75 HD/SD up- & down-converter. The third HD production vehicle was based around a larger Iveco Daily 2.3 HPT van, & featured HD remote-controllable Sony cameras, Sony widescreen & Panasonic HD LCD video monitors, an Evertz Topaz 32x32 HD router, & a high-definition BES 2x24 jackfield. The Blimp vehicle was also custom coach-built from a long-wheelbase Iveco Daily, & includes Evertz video distribution & HD down-conversion hardware, Sony & Panasonic video monitors & a Prospect/Tait radio talkback system for communication with the broadcast centre.

Why MHz?

MHz's reputation for producing OB vehicles within tight deadlines helped to win them the order for the initial two camera vans, & ACS then returned for the third, larger HD production van & the Blimp vehicle, aware that MHz could understand the business potential of offering HD footage from their dirigible-mounted camera & would produce a suitable vehicle on time and within their budget. Phil Beckett, Managing Director of ACS, commented, “We chose MHz as our partners because they have an exceptional reputation for reliability & service. We are absolutely delighted with the way in which MHz was able to deliver the right solution for our business needs.”

Business Benefits

Quick turnaround

MHz understands the business implications of missing deadlines & has built a reputation for successfully completing projects within very tight timescales. Time is money & we may be able to save you both.

Operational & business experience, coupled with a custom approach to each project

Our designers & engineers have years of operational & managerial broadcast experience, so our systems are designed for & by broadcasters. We don’t have a standardised, one-size-fits-all approach to design; if you have a unique business proposition, such as ACS’s dirigible-mounted camera systems, our team will recognise what makes it special & tailor their designs to bring out the best in the concept.

HD expertise

Updating existing SD systems for HD-broadcast needn’t be expensive. With experience of HD studio & vehicle construction dating back to 2004, MHz’s engineers can produce cost-effective HD designs to fit your requirements & budget.

Featured Technologies

  • 2 HD camera vans based on Ford Transit 330MB chassis, with Sony remote-controllable cameras, & LCD video monitors, Leitch HD/SD up- and down-converter.
  • An HD production vehicle based on long-wheelbase Iveco Daily 2.3 HPT, featuring Sony remote-control cameras & video monitors, with an Evertz HD router.
  • Blimp HD vehicle based on Iveco Daily chassis, with Evertz video distribution hardware & SD/HD converters, Sony & Panasonic video monitoring, Tait radio talkback system & BES HD jackfield.

What our customers say...

  • "Thank you; your team has built us an outstanding Satellite, production vehicle that will move us forward into the changing market place."

    5 out of 5

    Andrew Jones - Globecast

  • "Both projects are of excellent engineering design and meet very high technical standards. Technical Specifications set in Tenders were met and the coordination and project management between CyBC and Megahertz engineering teams were perfect."

    5 out of 5

    Grigoris Maliotis - PIK

  • “Megahertz has always been grounded in solid, practical broadcast engineering skills,”

    “We have worked closely together, of course, but I have been able to let them get on with the job safe in the knowledge that they had anticipated all the problems and pinch points. The move was seamless.”

    5 out of 5

    Dave Stewart - ETV (Pty) Ltd

  • "Thank you for looking after my team during this and all the other acceptance weeks. I am very pleased with the end result of these vehicles and I continue to believe that we have an excellent partnership when it comes to the build and ongoing maintenance of BT's TVOB vehicles."

    5 out of 5

    Neil Spencer - BT

  • "In my many years of OB and build projects I can say without hesitation that this project has been the most successful that I have been involved with which again is due in no small part to you and your team."

    5 out of 5

    Mick Both - RaceTECH

  • "Today we had an open day for the new truck & our colleagues were very impressed.
    The truck looks great, thank you to everyone who worked on this project."

    5 out of 5

    Mark Woodyatt - Head of Operations - Globecast

  • "Both pojects awarded to you following public Tenders, have been completed by Megahertz in due time and within very tight time limits for the Cyprus Presidency of the European Council."

    5 out of 5

    Grigoris Maliotis - PIK

  • "I want you to receive from me, and from the ViVe team, our sincerely appreciation for your professionalism to leading your team on both projects, and for your effort understanding our needs and providing solutions."

    5 out of 5

    Eduardo Rojas - ViVe TV

  • “Any project which involves picking up eight busy channels and moving them across town is always going to be a challenge on a knife-edge,”

    “Even while the planning and moving is happening, we still have a station to run and channels to put out. So we needed a partner we could trust to come in and take responsibility for the move."

    5 out of 5

    Dave Stewart - ETV (Pty) Ltd