dB Broadcast has won a major contract to create the Audio Visual broadcast system for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
The Assembly of States Parties of the ICC decided that the ICC – a high profile independent organisation – should be provided with newly built permanent premises in The Hague, and these are nearing completion.
Broadcast quality is a key criterion for the ICC, as the courts handle very high profile cases, and the ICC is called upon to provide broadcast feeds to many of the world’s largest international broadcasters. dB has a proven track record and expertise in remote controlled camera systems where high end broadcast quality video pictures are required.
Audio Visual recording of court proceedings is also a key issue for the ICC.
For this project, dB is able to draw upon extensive experience of working on prestigious buildings, new-build facilities and relocation, including its work at Parliament buildings, and the new BBC facility in central London, which involved relocation from the old BBC Television Centre to New Broadcasting House.
Tom Swan, Sales & Marketing Director of dB Broadcast said: "We are delighted to have won this contract for the ICC. We have completed many such high profile projects to time and to budget for organisations such as the BBC and Sky, and look forward to supporting the ICC this year.”
About dB Broadcast
dB Broadcast (dB) is one of the UK’s largest and most successful independent systems integrators. dB is expert in broadcast system design and installation from studio through to transmission. With purpose-built headquarters in Cambridgeshire, UK, dB has 22,000 square feet of space for prefabrication and test of customer systems.
dB also designs and manufactures products for the broadcast industry including: Hawkeye for switching and monitoring all types of broadcast signals, MERlin DVB-T2 and DVB-T monitoring receivers, Showman multi-standard analogue TV receiver/demodulator and the Cardinal range of mains distribution units (MDUs).
About The International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court (ICC), is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.
The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands. Although the Court’s expenses are funded primarily by States Parties, it also receives voluntary contributions from governments, international organisations, individuals, corporations and other entities.
In all of its activities, the ICC observes the highest standards of fairness and due process. The jurisdiction and functioning of the ICC are governed by the Rome Statute.
About the ICC Permanent Premises Project
As a permanent judicial institution, the ICC requires functional permanent premises to enable the Court to discharge its duties effectively and to reflect the significance of the Court in the fight against impunity.