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Using Fiber Video Distribution for Broadcasting Live Sporting Events

By April 1, 2019News
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How Bexel supported PGA TOUR with a custom fiber solution


BURBANK, CA – April 1, 2019 – Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, helped PGA TOUR reach a new level of efficiency by deploying a fiber video distribution rack during the 2019 Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Bexel configured a custom solution for PGA TOUR based on their requirements to move video signals over fiber at The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, with the added benefit of being compact enough to ship in a portable case, and deployed within minutes by onsite crew. The fiber video distribution rack Bexel customized for PGA TOUR featured 80 paths to connect the NEP ESU mobile unit to the other mobile units in the TV compound by employing MultiDyne fiber hardware.

The fiber video distribution rack is a powerful and accommodating solution that adds significant capabilities and infrastructure to any show. It can be flexible in size based on the quantity of feeds needed to distribute. The rack is compact and modular, making it an ideal solution for productions that need to distribute video signals within a truck compound, such as political conventions, press conferences, university and professional sporting events, and live event broadcasting.

In previous years, PGA TOUR transmitted video signals using the conventional coaxial cable, but this greatly limited transmission distances, and was more costly and time consuming due to its weight and unreliability. Bexel’s fiber rack simplified the tournament’s operations by removing the need to deploy excessive cable runs and making the production more efficient.

Bexel is at the forefront of harnessing fiber optic technology for the benefit of their clients in a way that will enhance performance, while being cost effective, dependable, and versatile in even the most challenging conditions. In addition to the fiber video distribution rack, Bexel also offers many custom fiber solutions including their Fiber Booth Kit, which supports video, audio, intercom, and network signals over a single-mode fiber cable that can reach over thousands of feet with no signal degradation.

About Bexel

Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, is celebrating more than 40 years of being a leader in outsourced innovative broadcast solutions for producers of sports, entertainment, and live events. We take pride in servicing our customers’ unique needs and meeting the demands of a changing production landscape. Our newest innovations include remote operation and contribution kits, and cloud and off-prem production services. Our traditional broadcast 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 deliver 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.

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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, 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 25 countries. Learn more at

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