NAB Show: Harris, NHK at Bat for HD Baseball

Japanese broadcaster NHK is producing some Major League Baseball in HD, and its latest HD production truck has Harris gear the way some teams have power hitters. Dubbed “K3,” the new truck is set for launch in May and is open for inspection by NAB Show attendees this week at Gerling & Associates (Booth OE100).

The truck includes recently introduced Harris products, including a Platinum MX 9 RU audio router with embedded TDM Max audio-switching infrastructure and a Platinum MX 15 RU video router integrated with a Centrio multi-viewer. Also installed in the truck are more than 20 frames for NEO advanced processing modules and 6800+ core processing modules, as well as a Nucleus user-configurable control panel and the CCS Navigator advanced graphical navigation application.

NHK will use the K3 to support its live East Coast coverage of Major League Baseball games that the company captures in HD and transmits to Japan. NHK has broadcast nearly 300 games per season in Japan since 2001, when demand for coverage skyrocketed following the Seattle Mariners’ signing of former Japanese star Ichiro Suzuki.