Vitec Videocom has opened emergency spares centres to meet broadcasters’ demands for equipment during the Olympics.

The centres, in Bury and Twickenham, will include equipment and accessories such as replacement tripods, heads and lighting, plus screws and protective rain covers, from brands such as Anton Bauer, Vinten, Sachtler and Petrol.

A further spares centre in London will also open at short notice, should there be a sudden surge in demand.