Multi-Faceted Solution Included Equipment, Fiber Backbone, & On-Site Technical Support for Turner, NBA-TV, and NBA Entertainment Broadcasts
Continuing a tradition that spans more than 25 years, Bexel served as primary broadcast equipment provider for the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend by Turner Sports, NBA-TV, and NBA Entertainment. Bexel supplied a comprehensive equipment solution, installed a fiber infrastructure connecting the broadcast compound to the arenas, and provided on-site technical support for the weekend broadcasts, culminating in the NBA All-Star Game.
Not only did the Bexel equipment cover virtually every one of the company’s core strategies from specialty cameras to managed services, but Bexel provided their largest on-site team — with more than 20 Bexel engineering, operational, and logistical support personnel.
To support the NBA All-Star Weekend, Bexel installed a 685-strand fiber backbone connecting the main broadcast compound with the Smoothie King Center and also provided and managed a robust, 16-channel IPTV system.
The 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend included Bexel’s rental equipment provisions ranging from specialty cameras such slow-motion systems, and robotic cameras; RF audio systems including player and coach microphones; and a multi-camera flypack system for NBA-TV.
The flypack, installed at the Ritz Hotel in New Orleans, enabled NBA TV’s coverage of player press conferences and interviews. A Bexel Live Production Unit (LPU), consisting of Sony HD-2500 cameras, a Grass Valley switcher, a Calrec audio console, Everts routers and
multiviewers, and EVS XT3 servers enabled coverage from the media availability area and two small sets. Bexel conceived the custom LPU to provide flexible configurations that can be scaled up or down to meet the client’s specific requirements or accommodate a particular physical space.
For over 35 years, Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has been a leading global provider of outsourced innovative broadcast solutions for producers of sports, entertainment, and live events. Our services include production equipment rentals and engineered solutions for 4K and specialty cameras and lenses, RF audio and intercom, production workflow, custom flypacks, frequency coordination, and fiber optic solutions. We pride ourselves on exhibiting operational excellence from concept to completion. From our custom shipping cases designed for each rental package to save our client valuable time and money, to our commitment to quality when designing, building and installing full-service broadcast infrastructures, Bexel’s reliability is unmatched for providing value-engineered solutions and services.
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, specialty capture, RF and wireless video/audio, studio production, audio visual solutions, host broadcast support, post production, connectivity and transmission, premium playout and innovative software-based media management solutions. NEP’s 4,000+ employees are driven by a passion for superior service and a focus on technical innovation. Together, we have supported productions in 88 countries on all seven continents. NEP is headquartered in the United States and has operations in 24 countries. Learn more at nepgroup.com.
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