Driven by our values
With technology as our bedrock we have a unique approach to facilities delivery. Our fleet of OB trucks provide UHD, 1080p and 1080i, HDR and SDR in a range of sizes to fit any venue or budget. With scalable IP trucks, utilising SMPTE 2110 and 2022-6 and conventional HD-SDI topology the Cloudbass fleet offers a technological solution to deliver the most complex of OB’s.
Innovation is at the heart of what we do however this is not at the expense of robust productions. Getting to air and staying there is our number one priority for your content. That said, we have pioneered in many areas, such as taking the first sports property to a completely tapeless workflow in 2011 for ITV and BTCC to a fully integrated 2110 IP UHD truck for Sky in 2019, the first of its kind in the UK. Our investment and innovation has continued in many areas with a Riedel Mediornet distributed UHD router for CBOB10 and cutting edge sustainable power systems for SPFL and Sky. Responsible innovation to make your programmes better is what we do.
Our UK Headquarters in the East Midlands puts us nearer to the action all of the time, large trucks for large work and smaller trucks and vans for smaller work is one more efficient way of working which adds up to more sustainable delivery. Cloudbass Scotland has a dedicated staff team supplemented by local freelancers delivering over 150 OBs per year, with resources, key skills and knowledge retained within the region, as well as saving OB miles and the carbon-footprint. Our unique in-house carbon calculator can help with your Albert certification requirements.
20+ Years in the making
Formed in 2002 with an ambition to deliver to the highest standards, Cloudbass has grown into a major OB force, with an often underestimated depth of experience.
Initially providing crew to other facilities providers, the extensive experience and skills within the team led to requests for our own facility provision.
Here is a brief history of our work.
2011 First HD facilities launched
2012 David Beckhams flame carrying trip up the river to the Olympic Park for the Opening Ceremony
2012 Began our relationship with BBC’s flagship political debate Question Time
2014 Our new CBOB1 launched to provide ITV Sport coverage of the British Touring Car Championship
2014 Sky Sports SPL coverage started
2017 Cloudbass begins Radio 1 Big Weekend coverage
2018 World War One Remembered wins BAFTA Award 2018 – ‘Best Live Event’
2019 Winterwatch begins
2020 BBC Springwatch won the BAFTA - 'Best Live Event'
2021 Eurosport BSB became the latest British motorsport event to move over to Cloudbass facilites
2022 The Queens 70th Jubilee is hosted from CBOB10 based just outside Buckingham Palace
Cloudbass is unique in undertaking a wide range of services within broadcast to provide our clients with an integrated solution that avoids some of the problems that may occur with multiple vendors.
We also work alongside third party providers of these services and can provide these solutions in isolation to other clients, however, when we bring our world class broadcast facilities and services together then that is when our delivery of your output really shines.
"Graphics you're in"
The Broadcast Graphics team have a lower third for you. With years of programming and graphical design across the team their attention to detail and bespoke packages have the ability to bring your productions to life.
The latest hardware and custom built software enables the team to deliver projects across the world.
The full spectrum of options
Cloudbass has UHD, 3G and HD radio cameras and links allowing the most flexible of programme making. Utilising full broadcast cameras, box cameras and lightweight PoV cameras, as well as point-to-point links and reverse vision wireless monitors.
RF Engineering teamed with Fibre Systems, Power Solutions and Special Cameras allows unparalleled access to unique coverage of your special event.
"It's light Jim, but not as we know it"
Our Fibre team offer the full gamut of fibre optic solutions. Fibre termination, including SMPTE and ST, onsite fibre splicing, and customised installations make up some of the ways we deliver onsite.
With a large range of fibre equipment for all types of signals, Cloudbass’ ability to exceed our clients’ expectations over the largest of sites and distances is renowned. UK motorsport, Springwatch, Hundred Cricket and the 70th Jubilee Hub are some of the large area events that the team support.
We've got the power
Sustainable power supply is a key factor in the ability to deliver low-carbon and carbon neutral OBs. What was acceptable for generations past now needs clean, appropriately sized power solutions for each situation.
Cloudbass offers solutions which provide redundancy and capacity when and where it counts.
Who wants a normal camera?
Cameras on helmets, cameras on poles, cameras on cars, cameras in dressing rooms, cameras on basketball hoops and goals. Underwater cameras and cameras on bicycles...
Where do you want one?
Our people define us
Reasons why we're an industry leading place to work:
Comprehensive private healthcare scheme including dental and optical that can be expanded to cover immediate family
Unique Performance and Progression review scheme to enable you to chart your career
Embedded culture of cross discipline learning and development
Access to the latest broadcast technology and workflows
Centrally booked hotels and travel with generous onsite allowances
Company Electric Vehicle scheme allowing you to transition to sustainable transport in and out of work
A shareholder owned and operated business meaning you have daily direct interaction with decision makers
Secure employment. We have been trading and building the business for more than 20 years
If you are looking for a staff position please contact us below
United Kingdom HQ: Unit 1, Bradley Park, High Holborn Rd, Ripley, DE5 3NW
Cloudbass Scotland: The Hub, Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA