NEP marks 19th year providing OB facilities for US Open
In addition to supplying the primary feed for Golf Channel on NBC’s 19 hours of live coverage, NEP Visions enabled production of Golf Channel’s Live from the US Open programme. The NEP mobile compound also provided live feeds for several international broadcast partners.
On site at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, NEP’s US Open broadcasting compound included 11 mobile units from the company’s Supershooters and Corplex brands, for a total of 16 trailers. For Golf Channel on NBC, NEP deployed its ND3 (A, B, C, and D trailers) and ND4 (A, B, and C trailers) units, as well as its ESU unit, which served as a large distribution hub for many broadcasters in the compound. NEP Supershooters’ SS16 and ST10 trucks provided feeds for Golf Channel, and NEP Corplex provided its Chromium, Nickel, Iridium, Zinc, Platinum, and Mercury units for several international feeds. In addition, NEP’s Live Power division supplied two 600kw twin generators, one 200kw twin generator, and two 45kw generators.
At the 2013 event, the NEP compound reflected its broadcasting clients’ universal requirements for state-of-the-art technology and tapeless, all-digital recording, editing, and playout workflows. EVS media servers supported 44 digital record channels and 22 playback channels. NEP also provided four Chyron HyperX3 and two Vizrt on-air graphics systems, five Avid edit suites, and X-Mo/Hyper X-Mo cameras to facilitate the networks’ ultra-slow-motion playback.