Presented by Evan Davis. The format of the show is owned by Sony Pictures Television and is based on the original Japanese programme, which has been sold around the world. The programme has been produced by BBC Manchester since its inception and was first broadcast on BBC Two on 4 January 2005, and since 2021, it has been broadcast on BBC One with reruns of previous episodes still broadcast on BBC Two.
The show allows several entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their varying business ideas to a panel of five wealthy investors, the "Dragons" of the show's title, and pitch for financial investment while offering a stake of the company in return.
We supplied EVS XT3's for ingest of approximately 12 studio camera ISO's (XDCAM) and multiple audio channels using XT Access at Manchester Studios. Media was managed via Avid Interplay with instant replays required for the Studio director. Everything was then streamed to our Nexis Storage back in a secondary secure remote location in Manchester.
An Avid system was also supplied to check back all streams for integrity. Once checked, LTO-8 drives/media were supplied and used for LTO Backups and stored off-site.