NEP Covers World Golf Championships

Sports and entertainment company IMG Media selected NEP Broadcasting's International Events Group to help them in provide coverage of the 52nd Annual World Golf Championships--Barbados World Cup live from St. James, Barbados.

In order to be ready for the 28 nation, two-man team global golf tournament that took place in December, NEP's IEG used an assembly fly pack infrastructure and shipped about 45 tons of equipment to St. James from NEP Broadcasting's Pittsburgh headquarters. In addition, NEP sent eight of its core engineers on location to manage and maintain all on-site equipment throughout the event.

IMG/ABC worked from one main production gallery for overall tournament coverage, which delivered 12 hours of U.S. coverage on ABC and ESPN while simultaneously covering event highlights for broadcasts in 140 countries. The company had an additional smaller production area for the overall international broadcast.

The main site was outfitted with 62 stacked monitors and 35 isolation monitors and also included cameras and video/audio routers from Sony, cameras and a digital switcher from Thomson Grass Valley and a 48-channel effects console from Yamaha. The smaller production unit shared footage from the main production gallery, and its equipment included a Trilogy Intercom Matrix, and a Networks 32x32 video and stereo audio router; a Ross Video Synergy 2.5 MD switcher; a Crest Century VX mixing console; and a six channel EVS LSM.

Toronto-based Broadcast Services International provided design and technical management assistance to IEG.