NICOSIA, 28 May 2009 - The XIII Games of
the Small States of Europe will go down in the history
books in terms of television production. For years,
LTV has been a class apart with its
thousands of broadcast productions of various sports
events–mainly team sports–and its productions of the
Champions League, regarded as the best football
the CYPRUS 2009 began in May 2008 and a big challenge
undertaken by an ambitious LTV. All those taking part in
the build-up, and especially the directors and
technicians, needed to get familiar with the sport
events especially those that were unknown to them when
it came to live television coverage.
LTV Technical Director
Evagoras Constantinides said, "Some people went through
extensive training to learn everything about the sport
they were going to work on. The organisation took a lot
of work but everything was perfected and now we are more
than ready. That was also due to the good cooperation
with the Organising Committee of the Games but also due
to the excellent collaboration with the various National
Federations. Without a doubt, the number of meetings
that took place were in the hundreds."
was a huge operation.
With regards to Cyprus, nothing like this
has happened before. Just to get an idea, the track
event will be covered by 15 to 16 cameras. And let us
not forget that the signal from any event that is shown
live will also be broadcast abroad. Around 100 people
will be involved, in other words almost our entire
Apart from the live production, which
will see around four OB Vans and over 30 cameras in use,
LTV will also be broadcasting continuous bulletins on
the ongoing events whilst late every night a 40-minute
roundup will be aired with highlights of the day's
will have the right to be informed and that is why the
highlights will be sent to all TV stations in Cyprus.
That is why we say that this year's GSSE are the Games
for all of Cyprus.