Bexel Walks the Red Carpet at ESPN’s 18th Annual ESPY Awards
Bexel provided a wide range of support, equipment, technical and engineering services for the telecast of ESPN’s 18th annual ESPY Awards. The 2010 ESPYs were televised live for the first time since 2003 on July 14 on ESPN and ESPN HD, originating from the Nokia Theatre’s LA Live campus in Los Angeles.
For the evening’s festivities, Bexel (a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division) provided fiber design, integration, and engineering support between ESPN’s main show production truck, the red carpet production truck which handled coverage for several of ESPN’s shows, the ESPN International production truck, the ESPN3 production truck and the ESPN Los Angeles Production Center (LAPC).
In addition, Bexel provided HD, SD, and analog signals to local and international press covering the event as well as production communications engineering between the pre-show, main show, international show, and five stages on the red carpet.
“By utilizing Bexel Broadcast Service’s broad scope of resources, including video engineering, audio engineering and fiber engineering, ESPN was able to enjoy the economies of scale possible when utilizing one vendor that has a wide range of skills and hardware,” says Joseph Wire, VP of sales, Bexel.
Bexel provided EVS servers, [X]Files storage, and IPDirector control systems to assist in content delivery and ensure the telecast went smoothly. Distribution, termination, and monitors for all production feeds internal to the Nokia Theatre were provided by Bexel in addition to an extensive amount of fiber equipment that was used to connect the main show mobile units with the countdown show production facility.