Outside Broadcast Truck for Television Broadcasts Limited

Cosby helped to design the layout and offered expert knowledge and advice from the European market.


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Cosby Suppliers were chosen as the suppliers of Hong Kong based Television Broadcasts Limited’s (TVB) first new outside broadcast truck for over ten years.

Cosby helped to design the layout and offered expert knowledge and advice from the European market to include a number of desirable features and functions not previously considered. These insights were sharpened by working on projects such as OB vehicles for Sony Professional Services and Outside Broadcast trailers for NEP Visions.

Featuring self-supporting pods on either side with hydraulically deployed entrance canopies and steps, the truck is split into audio, production and engineering sections, along with a partitioned and separately cooled engineering rack.

Bespoke Outside Broadcast Truck

Great care was taken to install ducted air conditioning systems to each room with adequate drainage suitable for the very high ambient temperatures and humidity. Extra precautions were also taken to keep out the very heavy rainfall which is common in the region. These considerations were openly discussed during the development stage. This type of dialogue at the early stages of a project is common for Cosby Suppliers, and helps identify and navigate any potential issues in the future.

Other features included:

  • A pneumatic mast
  • Hydraulic jacks
  • Non-slip roof access
  • Auto-folding floors

The truck was supplied rack ready with a full mains installation, including a UPS and will be used for a variety of current affairs, sports and cultural events.

Mr Ha Wing Hong, Manager of the TVB Field Production Department commended the truck for its excellent modern design, high quality workmanship and the overall Cosby Suppliers’ service before, during and after construction.

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