Ant (Anthony McPartlin) and Dec (Declan Donnelly) are two of Britain's most successful television presenters. Having recently won the award for most popular entertainment presenters at the National Television Awards for the tenth year running, they have firmly established themselves as the undeniable champions of British Saturday night entertainment. It is Ant and Dec's own production company, Gallowgate, which produces "Push the Button".
The show sees two families going head-to-head in a battle to take home a huge cash prize. It has returned with all the best bits from the last series as well as a host of new games and surprises—and this time it is totally live.
Gallowgate's Line Producer Marcus McKinlay commented, "We are using Skype to webcast from the homes of four families to Fountain Studios in Wembley. Each Skype feed then uses a Matrox Convert DVI to provide live SDI video for transmission...The combination of Skype and Matrox technologies has dramatically reduced our production costs and in turn, enabled greater creative freedom."
Matrox Convert DVI scan converts from any DVI source to SD/HD-SDI with support for external bi-level or tri-level sync. It also allows users to output a region-of-interest and scale the source as well as operate in 'stand-alone' mode.