Dubai Sports channel used a HD Cineflex V14 last month to cover the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon - the world's richest running event with a prize fund of US $1million - live. The channel has signed a five-year deal with Dubai Marathon according to which it will be the event's host broadcaster from 2008 to 2012. The system was supplied by UK-based specialist camera company Aerial Camera Systems (ACS).
"We have provided Dubai TV with several specialist cameras over the years for its live coverage needs including the annual Dubai Horseracing World Cup," commented Matt Coyde, sales & marketing manager, ACS. "For the Dubai Marathon specifically, the HD Cineflex was fitted to a Bell 206 supplied by Heli Dubai with live links and ground-to-air communications supplied by Dubai TV. The helicopter was able to stay in the air for the whole of the marathon and provide great aerial coverage of the entire race."