London Live will use Nikon DSLRs for newsgathering and in its studios.

Nikon’s D4 cameras will be used in the local TV station’s news and interview studios along with a robotic system developed by Mark Roberts Motion Control (prototype pictured at BVE).

London Live journalists will use Nikon D800 devices for field-based newsgathering.  

Nikon said the cameras would give the channel “a full-frame 35mm cinematic effect”.

“Building a television channel from scratch has given us an exciting opportunity to source the most innovative new technology and find less traditional and more cost-effective ways of doing things,” said London Live technology director Bryn Balcombe.

“Nikon’s digital SLR cameras will be perfect for our new London-based studio, allowing us to provide fast-paced, 24 hour broadcasting without compromising the image quality for our viewers”.

Nikon UK group marketing manager Jeremy Gilbert added: “This exciting new solution combines the stunning image quality that Nikon is famed for, with the precision that comes from MRMC robotics to offer a state of the art automated work flow for London Live.

“By working with the 24/7 TV channel we’ve been able to develop a cost-effective solution that allows broadcasters to operate in niche demographic markets, catering for regional broadcast requirements.”

London Live will launch on 31 March.