TNT will use the services of Helinet Aviation Services for live, high-definition aerial shots from its Helinet/Cineflex HiDEF camera platform for nine NBA games during the first half of the NBA season.
Use of the aerial HD platform will begin Nov. 2 with the Detroit Pistons' home opener against the Houston Rockets.
Along with the Helinet/Cineflex HiDEF camera platform, Helinet is providing TNT with a helicopter, pilot and camera operator for a complete, high-definition aerial solution.
The Helinet/Cineflex HiDEF system captures and transmits aerial high definition images for live broadcast in the United States. Helinet previously worked with TNT to provide live, aerial hi-def shots of the Staples Center and the downtown Los Angeles skyline during last season's Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves. (See NBA fans watch TNT HD coverage of Western Conference Finals with help from HD-copter.)
For more information, visit www.helinet.com.