Grass Valley Live Production Technologies Supports Super Bowl XLVI Broadcast and Related Festivities

Date: 05/03/2012
Grass Valley Live Production Technologies Supports Super Bowl XLVI Broadcast and Related Festivities

Deployed by the countrys largest and most experienced mobile production companies, a wide variety of live production equipment from Grass Valley¢ will once again be used for this years highly anticipated Super Bowl XLVI high-definition telecastas well as for a number of related programs shot during the week leading up to the big game.

 

This year, NBC Sports will broadcast the game in the US, live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on 5 February, 2012. The broadcast will be supported by NEP Broadcasting (Pittsburgh, Penn.) and Game Creek Video (Hudson, N.H.). Game Creek is also working with ESPN on a variety of related shows leading up to the big event.

 

NEP Supershooters a division of NEP Broadcasting will have a total of ten trucks on-site in Indianapolis. Its ND3," ND4, and SS24 (54-foot) rigs will cover the main game telecast, while another six trucks will help produce a variety of game-related programming on location. Many of these trucks feature Grass Valley HD production gearcameras, video production switchers, routers and signal conversion modulesin a variety of configurations.

 

NEPs SS24 HD mobile production truck, which is one of the largest in the country and is comprised of two 53-foot double expando trailers combined, features a Grass Valley Kalypso¢ Video Production Center switcher, as well as Trinix¢ NXT and Concerto¢ Series routing switchers. The companys SS25 truck will be used for the NFLs World Feed and carries a Grass Valley Kalypso Video Production Center switcher, more than one dozen Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam HD cameras, as well as Grass Valley Trinix and Concerto Series routers.

 

NEPs California truck will help broadcast the live halftime show featuring Madonna and its Summit truck will cover the NFL Hall of Fame event. The ND4, California, and Summit vehicles all include a Grass Valley Kalypso Video Production Center switcher on board.

 

With the entire world watching, its critical that our productions look the best they can, said George Hoover, Chief Technology Officer at NEP Broadcasting (a.k.a. Supershooters). For our money, that means using Grass Valley equipment where its appropriate. We are a long-time fan of their production switchers and cameras and continue to use them whenever our clients need uncompromising quality and flexibility.

 

Game Creek Video will have several of its mobile production trucks on hand in Indianapolis to help produce programs for ESPN and NBC. The companys Freedom truck, complete with a Grass Valley Kalypso Video Production Center switcher with dual external HD GVeous effects units, will handle various ESPN studio shows during the entire week from Pan Am Plaza. The company's Northstar truck, with a Grass Valley Kayenne¢ Video Production Center switcher on board, will cover ESPNs Sports Center live coverage also from Pan Am Plaza, while the Larkspur mobile unit, also with a Kayenne, will broadcast for ESPN from Lucas Oil Stadium. For NBC, Game Creeks Victory truck, complete with a Kayenne Video Production Center switcher, is being used to produce the Live Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show on location in Indianapolis.

 

Live sports production is a main focus of our company and weve supported high-profile productions like the Super Bowl for many years, because quality and reliability matters most, said Jeff Rosica, Executive Vice President of Grass Valley. Customers like Game Creek and NEP Broadcasting are at the top of their game and demand the absolute best that current technology has to offer. Were proud to say that they continue to come to us for new equipment and we're happy to support them in any way we can.

 

* Disclaimer: Grass Valley is not an official sponsor of Super Bowl XLVI, nor is it affiliated in any way with Super Bowl XLVI, the National Football League, NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL International, NBC, the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, ESPN, nor any other organization affiliated with Super Bowl XLVI or the National Football League.  Information supplied in this press release does not imply endorsement from the National Football League, NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL International, the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, NBC, or ESPN. Super Bowl, NFL, NBC, and ESPN are registered trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.



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