Timeline North plays key part in Sports Personality of the Year 2017

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by Simon Austin
SPOTY 2017

MediaCityUK’s Timeline North has provided post-production on show VTs for Sports Personality of the Year 2017, as well as the 60-minute preview show Sports Personality of the Year 2017 – The Contenders, which was broadcast on BBC One last night.  

The preview programme celebrated the 12 contenders for the prestigious prize through a mix of VTs and panel discussion from Gabby Logan, Richard Osman and Tom Daley.

Timeline used a 'Media Shuttle connection' to push clips from the BBC Sport archive system. Across a four-week stint, 20 terabytes of media were pushed. The workload was split between up to six edit suites at any one time, with the fast-turnaround preview show and VTs edited simultaneously.

The final VTs will be played out live via EVS during the outside broadcast at Liverpool's Echo Arena on Sunday night.