BBC uses Cabcam for current affairs series

19th December 2007

The Politics Show, BBC1’s programme looking at the latest issues and development in UK politics, recently used an innovative way of canvassing opinion on the Government’s Children’s plan policy document.

The aim was to get feedback from children across London over just two days. To meet the tight schedule, the programme’s producers used Cabcam, a purpose-built video diary room in a cab developed for the events industry.

“It uses state-of-the-art hard disc recording technology in broadcast quality,” said David Parker of i-vox, which supplied the technology.
“Interviewees simply hop in the back of the cab and recording starts immediately.”

As well as capturing the opinions of children across the capital, the show also used Cabcam to get the thoughts of MPs Nick Clegg and Tim Laughton, as well as broadcaster and children’s campaigner Ester Rantzen.

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