Bexel/NEP’s NFL Coverage by the Numbers

By September 19, 2018Case Studies

This football season, the NFL will play 256 games over the course of 17 weeks, and Bexel/NEP will support roughly 65% of those games. Here is a quick look at our support by the numbers:

Bexel will provide auxiliary equipment for clients week-after-week, including:

  • 4 sideline audio cart packages
  • 17 sideline talent packages with a variety of equipment including lights, audio and RF monitors
  • 10 transmission fiber/fiber transport packages
  • 8 ENG support packages
  • 10 monitor packages
  • A myriad of other equipment packages including RF, lenses, PA systems, super slo-mo packages, microphones and more

NEP’s history supporting the NFL goes back more than 30 years, starting with supporting coverage of Sunday Night Football in 1987. The company is now deploying an average of 28 mobile units a week to stadiums around the country.

This season, NEP will support coverage of:

  • 49 pre-season games for national broadcasters, teams and regional networks around the country
  • 166 regular season games on national networks
  • 7 post season games
  • The Pro Bowl
  • The Super Bowl – including shoulder programming

Weekly, we are in compounds at an average of 10 venues with a total of 28 trailers around the country.

Our staff in the field includes 1 tech manager, 40 engineers and 28 drivers on site working on games each week.

Our NFL support team back at the home office includes 27 people on dedicated client account teams including people from Account Management, Operations, Scheduling, Fleet, Shop and Maintenance departments supporting these packages daily and ensuring that things run smoothly.

Our mobile units will drive a collective average of roughly 20,000 miles per week for an estimated 340,000+ total miles during the regular season.

For the start of the season, we designed and built in-house 2 new support trucks EN1-E and ND1-D – and have integrated dozens of technology upgrades across the fleet for our clients.

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About Bexel
Celebrating more than 35 years of broadcast excellence, Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, skillfully delivers unparalleled production services and engineering expertise for some of the world’s largest televised events. Bexel has mastered the art of service from concept to completion, and its unique solutions equip broadcasters to capture powerful content anywhere in the world. Bexel’s specialized broadcast offerings include fiber, specialty cameras, 4K solutions, graphics, custom flypacks, and intercom, as well as systems integration, managed services, enterprise solutions, and product sales. Since 1981, Bexel has continually enhanced and evolved the media production experience. 

About NEP
For over 30 years, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. Our services include remote production, studio production, audio visual solutions, host broadcast support, premium playout, post production and innovative software-based media management solutions. NEP's 3,000+ employees are driven by a passion for superior service and a focus on technical innovation. Together, we have supported productions in over 85 countries on all seven continents. NEP is headquartered in the United States and has offices in 24 countries. Learn more at nepgroup.com.

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