San Francisco, Calif., October 03, 2012 — As it has done for the past 15+ years, veteran mobile production company NEP Broadcasting, based in Pittsburgh, Pa., successfully brought to viewers the live broadcast of this year's 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards (Sunday, September 23) on ABC. NEP Broadcasting's expanding fleet of state-of-the-art trucks feature a variety of Grass Valley® Video Production Center switchers, some of which were onsite and used extensively by ABC and E! Networks to facilitate the pristine HD coverage of the red carpet ceremonies.
With multiformat capabilities that allow users to get the most for their investment, NEP's Grass Valley switchers were used in the 720p HD mode, but can easily be reconfigured for all types of 1080 interlaced and progressive HD productions as well.
Onsite in Hollywood, NEP Broadcasting's Sweetwater Cobalt truck featured a Kayenne® switcher, while its Silver and Summit production trucks both featured a Kalypso® switchers and Trinix™ NXT routing switchers. Collectively, the trucks handled all of the red carpet festivities for ABC and E! Networks prior to the main broadcast.
This year's Emmys telecast on ABC attracted an average of 13.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen data, which was six percent larger than the 12.4 million, who tuned in a year ago when broadcasted by Fox.
With the world's most advanced equipment, largest fleet of mobile units and global production studios to suit every genre, NEP enables its clients to execute, deliver, and display exceptional productions on any platform around the world. For more than 30 years, NEP has ensured its clients' success by delivering superior service and building lasting relationships with a passion for continuous innovation. NEP's talented staff is committed to acting with integrity and working as a team to deliver comprehensive solutions for remote production, studio production, video display, webcasting, and power generation that set the global industry standard. For more information, visit www.nepinc.com.
About Grass Valley – The Premier Video Technology Solutions Company
For more than 50 years, the Grass Valley name has been synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. Our full range of solutions and services is unmatched in the industry, leveraging the economies of scale of the IT industry with our proprietary core knowledge of media processing and storage. Grass Valley customers include most of the world's leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, and service providers, as well as independent video professionals who rely on our products to cover the world's most high-profile live events, as well as to benefit from efficiencies in day-to-day operations. When you're watching news, sports, or entertainment programming—whether on a TV, the web, or a mobile device—you're watching Grass Valley at work in today's connected world.
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