NEP Visions, a division of NEP Broadcasting in Pittsburgh, has been awarded the contract to deliver high definition coverage of live sports and entertainment from the upcoming 15th Annual Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. The event runs from Dec. 1-15.
NEP is setting up 12 production galleries and four control rooms with nearly 95 tons of broadcast equipment from the United States and the United Kingdom. More than 2,000 hours of coverage will be produced.
"The enormity of this live, high-profile event--scheduled to be watched by more than one billion viewers--involves meticulous planning and coordination of equipment and manpower; there is simply no room for error or delay," said Doug Fletcher, NEP Visions unit manager. "From the opening ceremony to the closing credits, the success of the broadcast is dependent on the fluid operation of the production team. With more than 20 years experience handling live sporting events, I'm confident that our qualified team of professionals is up to the challenge."
Athletes from 45 countries will participate in 39 sporting events spread across 40 different locations. NEP Visions will provide more than 80 onsite personnel to handle event coverage.
The Asian Games were first held in 1951 in New Delhi.