TORONTO (June 6, 2018) – Dome Productions, one of North America’s leading production facilities providers, announced today that broadcast footage from this week’s G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Québec will be producing in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) 2160p60 resolution. For some of the principle areas of coverage, Dome will be producing and capturing in UHD High Dynamic Range (HDR) format.
As announced earlier this year, Dome Productions won the contract to provide host broadcaster services for the G7 Summit, June 8 and 9. Today’s announcement is expected to mark the first time that the leaders of the G7 member countries are captured in UHD HDR based on Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) HDR format, promising the best possible picture quality for live broadcast.
“We’re incredibly proud to be able to provide UHD HDR footage of the G7 Summit,” said Mary-Ellen Carlyle, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Dome Productions. “This milestone is proof that Dome Productions continues to be on the forefront of innovation and technology in Canada and for the world stage.”
Dome first provided G7 host broadcast services in 1995 and produced the first high definition broadcast of the leaders of the G8 Muskoka and G20 Toronto in 2010.
Home to the largest and highest quality fleet of high definition and 4K production mobiles and uplink tractors in Canada as well as extensive point-to-point fibre throughout Canada and into the United States, Dome Productions is one of North America’s leading production facilities providers. Its unique business approach sets the company apart from the competition with its integration of primary business units of 4K and HD mobile production, host broadcast, and transmission services.
About Dome Productions
Dome Productions is owned by Bell Media and Rogers Media Inc. Dome operates a fleet of 18 TV production mobiles, 7 ‘B’ support units, 1 production/uplink truck and 3 KU uplink tractors. It also owns a full time cross-Canada and cross-border fibre network which is the backbone of the transmission services it offers. With additional offices in Ottawa, Calgary, and Montréal, Dome’s head office is in the Rogers Centre in Toronto where it also offers studio and control room facilities.
For more information:
Mary Ellen Carlyle, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Dome Productions
Mike Johnson, Director of Engineering, Dome Productions