BURBANK, CA, NOVEMBER 7, 2012—As U.S. citizens prepared to vote in the 2012 presidential election, Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services, was busy providing custom ENG equipment rental packages to international media outlets covering the vote in key battleground states.
Supporting numerous clients, networks and truck companies with the latest broadcast solutions, Bexel’s custom rental packages included cameras, flypacks, microwave links, wireless microphones, IFBs and headsets. In addition to providing gear, Bexel also provided on-site engineering services in support of these packages for the duration of the rental.
“Since the majority of the international broadcasters flew in from overseas, we prepped the gear and shipped it to meet the engineers on location in the select swing states from which they planned to broadcast,” says Marcos Nieves, senior account executive of technical sales and business development, Bexel. “The equipment packages we put together were ready to go, so everything was racked and configured. All the broadcasters had to do was show up, plug and play, and they were ready to cover the election.”
The international broadcasters using Bexel's services for election coverage included Britain's BBC and ITN of London, Germany's ZDT TV and ARD TV, Swedish television and Aljazeera English.
“Providing turnkey solutions for broadcast clients traveling to the U.S. to cover the elections is a perfect fit for Bexel, as we have the ability to provide multiple product categories and services,” adds Nieves.
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com.
About the Vitec Group:
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For over 100 years, through every innovation in photography, film and digital image-making, Vitec businesses have developed a powerful portfolio of brand and products that have enabled some of the most amazing moments to be captured under some of the most challenging conditions. Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast photographic and military aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Vitec is based on strong, well-known premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Service provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.
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