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NEP UK and Imagine Communications Partner in Effort to Continue to Capitalize on the Demand for High-quality Live Premium Sports Coverage Posted: 11/11/2021
NEP UK and Imagine Communications Partner in Effort to Continue to Capitalize on the Demand for High-quality Live Premium Sports Coverage

As the demand for high-definition coverage of live sports continues, NEP UK has worked with Imagine Communications to deliver this increased level of quality to their viewers.

Imagine Communications has supplied multiple Selenio™ Network Processor (SNP) appliances to NEP UK, the UK division of the media technology partner for content creators around the globe. NEP UK installed the SNPs in four of their largest outside broadcast trucks, in order to provide a seamless, automated workflow for delivering 4K and UHD, HD, standard (SDR) and high dynamic range (HDR) signals.

Tags: Imagine Communications | NEP | Chris Cannon | Mathias Eckert | live sports | sports | sports coverage | UK | SNP | Selenio | high-density signal | signal conversion | OB | outside broadcast | OB truck | UHD | HD output | premium sports | IP | MKM Marcomms
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NEP Group Adds Signiant Media Shuttle to Its Service Offering New Agreement Offers Easy, Fast File-based Operations for Any-Size Live Productions Posted: 14/07/2021
NEP Group Adds Signiant Media Shuttle to Its Service Offering New Agreement Offers Easy, Fast File-based Operations for Any-Size Live Productions

Signiant Inc., a market leader in intelligent file transfer software, is excited to announce a global business relationship with NEP Group, the world’s leading technical production partner for premier content producers of live sports and entertainment. NEP has selected Signiant Media Shuttle to enable accelerated file-based operations across its fleet of OB trucks, Studios and Flypacks. With Media Shuttle, NEP clients can easily and quickly move media assets and associated metadata to and from the venue. The flexibility of Media Shuttle allows NEP to offer fast, secure content exchange globally to any-size production working over any IP network without requiring additional hardware on the truck.


Tags: Signiant | NEP Group | Media Shuttle | Global | IP | File-Based | Workflow | Live Events | Workflow | OB Trucks
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Dalet Expands Its Technology Ecosystem with New 3rd Party Integrations and Partnerships Posted: 02/06/2021
Dalet Expands Its Technology Ecosystem with  New 3rd Party Integrations and Partnerships

Dalet, a leading technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, is responding to the increasing flexibility needs of content producers and distributors, offering customers greater choice when it comes to cloud providers, advanced remote editing and archive options with expanded support for Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Microsoft® Azure, and Spectra® BlackPearl RioBroker.

Tags: Dalet | Dalet Flex | Dalet Amberfin | Dalet Galaxy five | Dalet Galaxy xCloud | Dalet OnePlay
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NEP Germany moves into air freight containers for production of the current Formula 1 season Posted: 14/04/2021
NEP Germany moves into air freight containers for production of the current Formula 1 season

Producing the Formula 1 for TV is, besides the production challenges as such, a logistical tour de force. Production equipment needs to travel around the world preceding the racing circus and must always be on-site and ready for use at the right time.

Tags: Formula One | container | studio | NEP Germany | Broadcast Solutions
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NEP Connect Selects Net Insight to Deliver IP Remote Production Posted: 31/03/2021
NEP Connect Selects Net Insight to Deliver IP Remote Production

Net Insight’s remote production workflow solution allows full production capabilities with multi-stream alignment of video and audio feeds from 30 HD cameras, alongside UHD 4K and slow-motion cameras to transport multiple streams back to the centralized production centre. NEP Connect’s Anylive® contribution network leverages Net Insight’s scalable Nimbra technology with upgradeable MAM Boards and JPEG 2000 to support 3G 1080p.




Tags: nep connect | netinsight | media | ip
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NEP Connect adds Hitomi MatchBox to its MediaCity Network Operations Centre Posted: 23/03/2021
NEP Connect adds Hitomi MatchBox to its MediaCity Network Operations Centre

Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s premier audio video alignment toolbox, has announced that NEP Connect has purchased a 4K MatchBox system use in NEP Connect’s MediaCity Network Operations Centre in Salford, UK.


Tags: Hitomi | Hitomi MatchBox | MatchBox Analyser | MatchBox Generator | MatchBox Glass | lip sync | MediaCity | NEP | live production | audio alignment | video alignment | broadcast
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Creative Technology use Quicklink ST500 (Studio-in-a-box) for professional contributions Posted: 01/03/2021
Creative Technology use Quicklink ST500 (Studio-in-a-box) for professional contributions

Creative Technology, part of the NEP Group, have utilised Quicklink’s ST500 (Studio-in-a-box) for multiple professional contributions to deliver virtual events for their clients.

Throughout 2020 we have seen more and more live events being moved online to keep audiences, contributors, and crew safe. Creative Technology have utilised the Quicklink ST500 to deliver high-quality virtual events for their clients, which include consistent and low latency video and audio feeds from numerous remote contributors in a variety of locations.


Tags: Quicklink | Creative Technology | NEP Group | ST500 | Studio-in-a-box
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NEP picks Nevion DVB-T adaptation solution for Norwegian DTT network Posted: 09/02/2021
NEP picks Nevion DVB-T adaptation solution for Norwegian DTT network

Nevion, a Sony Group Company and award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that it has provided equipment and services to NEP to update the headend and regionalization for the Norwegian DTT network, which it provides as a service.

Tags: Nevion | DTT | NEP | Video | Headend | Virtualization
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Densitron Intelligent Display System delivers highly flexible studio control for NEP The Netherlands Posted: 09/11/2020
Densitron and rsquo;s Intelligent Display System delivers and ldquo;highly flexible and rdquo; studio control for NEP The Netherlands

Densitron, the global leader in innovative Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and display technology, has announced that NEP The Netherlands is now using the Intelligent Display System (IDS) solution for a wide variety of production tasks at its broadcast centre in Hilversum.

Tags: Densitron | Intelligent Display System | IDS | Display Technology | HMI | NEP The Netherlands | Lighting Control | Studio Control
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Creative Works London delivers immersive and spectacular visuals to Guns N Roses North American Tour using disguise and Unreal Posted: 05/03/2020
Creative Works London delivers immersive and spectacular visuals to Guns N and rsquo; Roses North American Tour using disguise and Unreal

When Guns N’ Roses’ successful ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour switched to disguise for its North American leg, it opened up new creative possibilities to enhance the already visually spectacular rock show.

The tour wrapped last November with two shows at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The three-year world tour played 158 concerts selling more than 5 million tickets and grossing $584 million. The ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour that started in 2016 marked the first time that Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan played together since 1993. Screenworks-NEP Live Events was the disguise rental partner for the tour.

Jeremy Leeor, Managing Director and Dan Potter, Creative Director, at disguise studio Creative Works London, coordinated the creation, execution and delivery of the Ghostrain and traditional show walk-in opening sequence using the new disguise and Unreal integration, currently going through Beta testing.

"A lot of what we created for the Guns’ tour visuals was built similarly to the way triple-A game assets are made using highly creative and flexible 3D tools like Cinema 4D, ZBrush, 3Ds Max and Substance Painter to create high-quality assets that can then be moved into real-time render engines like Unreal Engine,” explains Dan. “This is how we’ve always done it, and it makes a lot of our content stand out for its depth, texture and richness."

He points out that, “the rendering process on any project, in a conventional sense, presents many render engine and creative compositing options, and is central to how we achieve the diverse range of visual styles in our work. With the introduction of real-time render engines, you’re shifting the focal points of stages when you are developing a look to different points in the project timeline. This can be quite liberating if you’re working on something that plays to the strengths of the look you want to achieve and using the right tools to do it."

Tags: Guns N Roses | disguise | Creative Works | LED screens | Unreal | 3D | Cinema 4D | ZBrush | 3Ds Max | NEP Live Events | concert touring | Bubble Agency
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Morten Aass Joins NEP Norway as Managing Director Posted: 03/03/2020
Morten Aass Joins NEP Norway as Managing Director

NEP Norway announced today that Morten Aass has joined its organization, based in Oslo, as managing director, effective immediately. NEP Norway is a division of NEP Group, the leading worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment.

Aass, an industry veteran, will oversee all of NEP’s Norwegian operations, client relationships, broadcast production facilities and a team of more than 100. His primary focus will be to ensure the position, continued growth and success of the Norwegian company. Aass

takes the helm at NEP Norway as Lise Heidal, former managing director, transitions to a new role as NEP’s SVP of Global Media Solutions. In addition to being the managing director of NEP Norway, Aass will also be part of NEP’s European management team.

Tags: NEP | appointment | NEP group | NEP Norway | technical production | live sport | live entertainment | Bubble Agency
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Grass Valley Solutions Underpin NEP Europe Expanded IP Production Capability for a Summer of Sport Posted: 12/02/2020
Grass Valley Solutions Underpin NEP Europe and rsquo;s Expanded IP Production Capability for a Summer of Sport

Gearing up for a bumper year of premier live sporting events, NEP Europe has bolstered its production capability with a host of Grass Valley live IP production solutions. NEP is growing its capabilities across its OB and flypacks fleet, strengthening its position as one of the world’s leading outsourced technical production partners to premier producers of live sports and entertainment.

At the core of the expansion are nearly 60 new Grass Valley LDX 86N cameras. The new cameras feature Grass Valley’s built-in DirectIP capability which was developed in conjunction with NEP. This unique technology allows NEP to send only the camera heads to the given location, while all other control for the cameras and the production can take place at an off-site location. With this latest purchase, NEP Europe now has over 500 native 4K Grass Valley LDX 86N cameras in its portfolio.

Paul Henriksen, NEP Europe’s president, said: “2020 is set to be a huge year for live sporting and entertainment events around the world. We’re excited about the opportunity to help clients deliver innovative live productions that bring consumers closer to the action, wherever they are and on any device. Drawing on our long-established relationship with Grass Valley, and the close collaboration with its R&D team, allows us to leverage best-in-class solutions that are a perfect fit. Grass Valley understands our business model and is unrivaled when it comes to delivering the support that we, and our clients, demand.”

NEP Europe also purchased 30 RefleX SuperXpander Kit lens adapters, which convert handheld cameras into a studio/field production system, plus a number of LDX C86N compact cameras and several grass valley switchers including the 6 M/E Kahuna 9600 with Maverik control panel and the Kula 3 M/E switcher. The switchers feature FormatFusion technology, innovative, built-in format conversion that seamlessly handles multiformat operations. The wider rollout of Grass Valley’s K-Frame, Kahuna and Kula switchers across NEP’s fleet allows for standardized workflows that ensure greater efficiency across the group.

Mark Hilton, Grass Valley’s vice president of live production, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with NEP once again and proud to be the clear choice when it comes to supplying live IP production solutions. As NEP readies itself for a demanding year of exciting sports and live content, we very much look forward to working alongside the company in the thick of the action.”

 

Tags: Grass Valley | IP | NEP Europe | live sport
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ES Broadcast recruits Rob Newton as Head of Technology Posted: 11/02/2020
ES Broadcast recruits Rob Newton as Head of Technology

ES Broadcast has appointed former NEP UK & Ireland Engineering and Technical Director Rob Newton as its Head of Technology. He joins the systems integration, equipment sales and rental specialist after more than 30 years with NEP.

The appointment will see Newton work to a broad remit across all major channels of ES Broadcast’s business, in tandem with the company’s existing technology specialists. He will help drive the technical design and implementation at all stages of a project from scoping to delivery, with responsibility for identifying and designing pioneering broadcast solutions for clients from across the broadcast spectrum.

Newton’s career has seen him play a key role in introducing numerous ground-breaking technological advances to the industry, including designing the first HD outside broadcast truck to enter the UK market in 2001. He oversaw NEP UK’s move to HD for Premier League football coverage in 2004, as well as the step up to UHD in 2016 and remote production in 2019. He has also been heavily involved in the adoption of HD for productions as diverse as news channels and popular reality TV shows.

Tags: ES Broadcast | Watford | NEP | Rob Newton | systems integration
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NEP Hilversum Chooses Custom Consoles Control Desks and MediaWall for New MCR Suite Posted: 23/01/2020
NEP Hilversum Chooses Custom Consoles Control Desks and MediaWall for New MCR Suite

 

Custom Consoles announces the completion and installation of eight control desks and a large MediaWall monitor display support system for NEP Media Solutions BV. Located in the master control room at the company's studios in Hilversum's Media Park, the desks are configured in front and rear rows for use by up to six and four operators respectively.

"The desks are similar in style and colour scheme to a suite we produced in early 2018 for another NEP television studio facility," says Custom Consoles' Sales Manager Gary Fuller. "The forward desk centres on a dual-operator bridge with a total of eight forward-sloping 4U equipment pods. This is constructed as a rectangular unit with space for two operators. Left and right of the bridge are two units of identical design to the bridge but angled to match the curve of the 13.9 metre wide six-frame MediaWall. The MediaWall itself is one of the largest we have produced to date, each of the six frames accommodating four 55 inch UHD displays to create an 11-wide by two-high screen array with two additional pairs of 32 inch screens."

 

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Media Production and Technology Show - Registration Now Open and a Host of New Features Announced For 2020 Posted: 06/01/2020
Media Production and Technology Show - Registration Now Open and a Host of New Features Announced For 2020

The organisers of the Media Production and Technology Show 2020 are delighted to announce that registration for this year’s event, which takes place 13-14 May at London Olympia, is now open.

Featuring over 180 leading exhibitors on its show floor and 220 key industry speakers at its insightful panels and discussions, the must-attend content and technology show for the UK media and broadcast industries is projected to attract over 8000+ attendees. 95% of the exhibition space for the 2020 event is already sold, highlighting the strength of its position on the tradeshow calendar as the leading tradeshow in the UK.

Tags: Media Production and Technology Show 2020 | London Olympia | exhibition | tradeshow | NEP | MPTS | The DPP | SMPTE
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