“There is always a fight for the Canon cameras,” says Bogdan Oancea, Technical Director at Antena.
“Even if we had double, they’d be fully booked, seven days a week. All the production teams are fighting to get their hands on the Canon products!”
Bogdan says that all 22 units of the EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C200 are always fully booked, for use on anything from cooking shows to stand-up comedy. Thanks to these higher production values, viewership has increased in his eyes.
In terms of other Canon gear, the C70 is used for on-the-go news reporting – the 30 units of C70s are spread across Romania in different offices for journalistic purposes; while the EOS C300 Mark IIIs stay mainly in Bucharest.
Owned by Intact Media, Antena is part of Romania’s largest private media group. The broadcaster was looking for a large-scale overhaul of its production capabilities, so having multiple products available for immediate acquisition was imperative.
By ordering with Canon, they were able to order in bulk and be sure of a quick delivery time. And the new equipment has broadened their broadcasting horizons.