Visuals Impact's Bristol branch have won the contract to supply BBC 2's live animal wildlife drama Springwatch. This annual BBC TVseries charts the fortunes of British wildlife during the changing of the seasons in the UK. The programmes are broadcast live from locations around the country in a primetime evening slot on BBC 2. They require a crew of 100 and over 50 cameras, making them the BBC's largest British outside braodcast event. Many of the cameras are hidden and operated remotely to record natural behaviour, for example, of birds in their nests and badgers outside their sett. The cameras being supplied are Panasonic HJ-HDX900 DVCPRO HD camcorders.
This contract joins an already impressive list of natural history programmes which have been supplied by Visual Impact in Bristol including Big Cat Diaries, Lost Land of the Jaguar, Human Planet and Ocean Giants.