Company supplies flyaway facilities and engineering crew to support BBC’s operation in Doha this week


Timeline is providing outside broadcast facilities for BBC Sport’s 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha this week.

The company is supplying its flyaway facilities and engineering crew to support the BBC’s core operation, based at the Khalifa International Stadium.

The BBC coverage is made up of studio presentation and event coverage, as well as on-site commentary, interview positions and graphics. Timeline has installed two flyway production galleries and associated external facilities to support the operation, which includes the production of complete network transmissions and the BBC’s own unilateral mix of the athletics.

The project comes with some challenges, the primary one being the extreme Doha heat where temperatures routinely reach 40C. The broadcast cabins are all equipped with air conditioning to keep the crew and equipment working at safe and comfortable levels.

The IAAF World Athletics Championships take place in Doha between 27th September and 6th October.