NEP launches new production centre on London’s famed Gray’s Inn Road
NEP Group, a technical production partner for premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, has opened a new production centre at 200 Gray’s Inn Road in the heart of London.
Supported by NEP’s engineering prowess and technical capabilities, the centre is designed to be flexible in every way with easily adaptable workspaces, quickly scalable resources and virtual studio solutions. This will allow it to adapt to the needs of almost any type of broadcast or streaming production.
As technical partner for new motorsport Extreme E, the centre is being used to bring the first race from AlUla, Saudi Arabia on 3-4 April, to screens across the globe. Together NEP, production partner Aurora Media Worldwide and Extreme E have spent 18 months designing a technical solution that reaches the most remote locations while reducing the environmental impact across the entire production; the new production centre is a key part of that solution.
“This facility was designed, implicitly, in a way that allows us to mold it to meet the needs of any production, even as they change day-to-day,” said Steve Jenkins, president, NEP UK and Ireland. “But perhaps more important is the capability and power of the infrastructure backing it up. The NEP Production Centre – London is integrated into NEP’s global network of data centres and production facilities, which provides access to the full range and depth of our resources and media
solutions around the world, real time. We can also rapidly deploy new, innovative products and services as they launch. This flexibility, combined with the power of NEP’s infrastructure, greatly expands the creative possibilities available to our clients.”
The NEP Production Centre – London includes spaces that can be configured for control rooms, edit, reversioning, sub-cut, media management, vision control/shading and production galleries, including: three production control rooms; two sound control rooms; three multi-functional production spaces; nine flexible control rooms; a flexible green screen studio, capable of utilising NEP’s virtual studio solutions; and a temporary equipment room, suitable for housing any required equipment.
The facility’s central location and diverse 100Gb connections, combined with NEP’s connectivity capabilities, allow NEP to provide fully managed connectivity solutions. Using fibre, BT Tower, or satellite, it can link to any location in the UK and a growing number of locations in Europe, North America and around the globe.
Additionally, as part of NEP’s AnyLive network, it is permanently connected to over 250 event venues in the UK and Ireland.
NEP can also provide any of its inhouse connectivity assets, including SNGs, hybrid satellite/fibre vehicles, satellite flyaway systems and more.