Nobel Peace Prize 2009
Mediatec was a key partner to the Host Broadcaster when President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on October 10th, 2009. The company was involved in both the production of international coverage and in various nation’s individual coverage, assisting broadcasters with stand-up positions and live reports to their home countries.
Mediatec OB-6 covered all the action outside and inside the Grand Hotel, where 10 000 people with torches greeted Mr. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on the balcony of the Nobel suite. We also covered the banquet held in the Mirror Hall in the hotel.
On behalf of the European Broadcasting Union, Mediatec build up a rights holder’s room at the SAS-hotel in downtown Oslo, receiving the international signal through a local media bank then distributing the signal to a number of editing suites and play out facilities. We also provided a stand-up position connected to the EBU-office. In addition, we provided several stand-up positions with uplink facilities outside Oslo City Hall where Barack Obama received his diploma and prize.
Our vehicle, with a 45 meter telescope mast and remote controlled camera, was positioned right at the heart of the action in Oslo city centre close to the Royal Palace.