NEP Provides 4K Truck, Gear for Univision Deportes’ Mexico-Senegal 4K Soccer Production
NEP Group provided broadcast production services for the first live 4K soccer broadcast in North America, which was streamed and delivered over-the-top (OTT) to Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs. Univision Deportes, the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), which also includes UDN, the number one Spanish-language sports network, delivered the broadcast in partnership with Sony and NeuLion. The friendly match between Mexico’s National Team and Senegal was held at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida on Feb. 10
“NEP is helping to lead the way in delivering native 4K broadcasts all around the world,” says Mike Werteen, President of NEP U.S. Mobile Units. “It’s a trend that we have embraced as a company, and one that we’re well-prepared to help our clients execute.”
NEP provided a 4K mobile unit, cameras with long sports lenses in native 4K, EVS playback 4K machines, a 4K VIZ graphics unit and a Sony multi-channel 4K hard drive recorder to archive the historic broadcast.
“Univision Deportes’ foray into the 4K space, a first for soccer in the U.S., is an example of how Univision Deportes continues to innovate and create the best possible soccer content for fans,” says Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Univision Deportes.