LOOKING TO HIRE A LARGE OUTDOOR VIDEO WALL FOR A SPORTING EVENT? ON TOUR EVENTS LOOKS AT THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE 

We've all seen those moments whereby television stations cut to anxious fans staring at giant LED screens willing their teams and idols on to victory. Who can forget those infamous scenes of beers in plastic cups going airborne every time the national football team score a goal in a major tournament.

 

None of those moments can happen, of course, without the event organiser hiring an outdoor LED screen worthy of the occasion. So if you're looking to hire one for your event for a major sporting event such as the World Cup, European Football Championships, F1, tennis, or even the Grand National, how much enjoyment fans get will depend largely on the quality of the equipment you require.

 

So what do you need to be looking out for when if you're new to hiring LED screens for major sporting events? 

+CONSIDERATIONS FOR OUTDOOR VIDEO WALL BROADCASTING SPORTING EVENTS

 

First and foremost, you need to consider your location. Most screenings of national sporting events are held outdoors during the fairer weather of spring and summer. But we don't need to tell you that there's no such thing as guaranteed sunshine in Britain at any point, which means you need to hire an LED screen that can stand up the elements, should they take a turn for the worse.

 

Our LED screens are all rated IP 65, meaning they are manufactured specifically to handle the pressures of working in high moisture environments. Hiring a big screen without this rating could suffer and malfunction or have to be packed away to preserve its integrity. Not what you're looking for when trying to please a crowd with already-heightened emotions!

 

Next, you're going to need to have a screen with a brightness measurement of at least 5,000 nits. Bright sunshine can completely ruin the viewing experience on lesser LED screens because they don't have the capacity to outshine the direct light. We've invested heavily to ensure that all of our LED video panels are rated over 5,000 nits, meaning no matter how bright the sun gets, you can rest assured that your viewers will have no problem seeing the action.

 

Another vital consideration is the pixel pitch (screen resolution) of the big outdoor screen you are hiring. Those of you who've been to these types of events in the past will have noticed that when you get close to the screen, you can actually see the individual LED nodes, ruining the viewing experience.

 

That's why, as an event organiser, you're going to want to enlist the help of big outdoor screen hire companies that can supply you with lower than 4mm pixel pitch to ensure that your crowds can get as close as three metres away without noticing a thing. Here at On Tour Events, we have over 120 square metres of LED video panels at 3.9mm pixel pitch, one of the sharpest resolutions available with big screen hire.

 

Finally, you're going to think more broadly about your event, including carefully thinking about the size of the screen to make sure it can accommodate your preferred aspect ratio (most broadcasts will be in 16:9). Other considerations include obtaining a commercial license to screen sports to a large audience, hiring staging equipment to elevate the screen for a better viewing experience, and hiring speakers for your sound requirements. Don't forget you might need a generator to power the screen if on-site power options are limited.

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So why do LED screens give you a significant advantage over alternative methods for screening large sports events?

 

+LED SCREENS MASSIVELY OUTPERFORM PROJECTOR AND SCREEN COMBINATIONS

 

Until recently, many organisers of large-cap sporting event screenings preferred to go down the projector and screen route for their big screen hire requirements. But LED screens outperform them in almost every way. Firstly, they have bright, more vibrant displays than even the most advanced projectors. Second, they stay cool throughout operations thanks to their LED technology, whereas projectors can run incredibly hot (and noisy) occasionally overheating and shutting down. Finally, again, thanks to LED technology, these screens are nowhere near as power-hungry.

 

+OUTDOOR LED SCREENS CAN STAVE OFF THE ELEMENTS

 

Inclement weather will present one of the biggest threats to the enjoyment of your event. The last thing you want to be doing is panicking that the projector you hired is about to suffer permanent damage for which you'll have to have to reimburse the event equipment hire company. By investing in IP 65-rated screens designed for outdoor operation, you can relax in the knowledge that your screen will keep the action flowing, come what may.

 

+LED SCREENS PRESENT YOU WITH AN ADDITIONAL REVENUE OPPORTUNITY 

 

The great thing about LED screens is that they are incredibly versatile and programmable to your needs. If you're hosting an event with thousands in attendance, then you're commanding a lot of eyeballs; eyeballs that advertisers will pay not insignificant sums to get in front of. Rather than broadcasting television adverts during lulls in proceedings, you can switch your feed to a prearranged static or video message from your sponsors. Who knows, the revenue you generate from advertising may help the big outdoor screen hire to pay for itself!

 

+LET FANS GET CLOSER TO THE ACTION WITH CRYSTAL-CLEAR CLARITY 

 

One of the legitimate gripes in the early days of LED screens was that if you got too close, that it would ruin the viewing experience. Fans would always have to be at least 15 metres back from the screen to get the viewing angle. But the industry has come on leaps and bounds. Now LED screens have all of the advantages listed above without the drawback of having to sit so far away. Today, fans can get a enjoy crystal-clear clarity from just a few metres away.

+CHOOSE ON TOUR EVENTS FOR YOUR BIG OUTDOOR SCREEN HIRE NEEDS FOR SPORTING EVENTS
 

No matter the specific sporting event you intend to broadcast at your event, here at On Tour Events, we can provide you with some of the best outdoor LED screens in the industry., With a 3.9mm pixel pitch, over 5,000 nits, and an IP 65 rating, our LED video panels are the best in the business. The best part? We can build pretty much any size screen you want, with over 120 square metres in stock. 

  

Finally, we can also supply, fit and construct everything you need for the event on-site. From the truss structures to power generators, we are your one-stop event production solution for outdoor screenings of sporting events.

 

So, if you need a flexible outdoor LED screen solution from one of the most well-respected events production company in the UK, then look no further. Give our team a call to discuss your requirements. We can't wait to hear about what you have planned!

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