Burton Waters Boating Festival

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We will be exhibiting Southern TV OOW999G at the “Boating Festival” at Burton Waters, Lincoln on Saturday 15th June.

This is your chance to see a restored Outside Broadcast vehicle with working period equipment dating from 1968.

Did you know that Southern Television also had an “Outside Broadcast boat”? It was a converted WWII motor-torpedo boat with a full TV studio on board!

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“Southerner” Outside Broadcast Boat

For more details on the boat, see our Southerner article.

Southerner

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By Paul Marshall

From the late 1960s through to 1981 (when they lost the broadcasting franchise for the southern region), ITV Southern Television was unique in the world in having a dedicated outside broadcast boat.

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