TV on Wheels Book on Sale for $10; Case Discounts Available

A great chance to pick up the definitive guide to the remote–TV-production industry

The creators of TV on Wheels, the second edition of the definitive book about the television-production industry on location, are having an “every copy must go” sale because they are losing their storage space. What does this mean for you, the sports-TV–production professional? A chance to get this authoritative overview of the industry for only $10 each (plus shipping). And case discounts can drop the cost to as low as $8.

Written by George Hoover and Jim Boston, the book covers the segment of the television industry known as remote TV production in the U.S. and outside broadcast (OB) in most of the rest of the world. It covers the history, planning, logistics, operations, and technology that this industry comprises. The book has more than 1,000 photos and graphics that provide a detailed tour through this industry segment that is helping define how media will operate in the future. HD, 4K, virtual graphics, and a myriad of other technologies grew to critical mass because of the pioneering that took place by television done on location.

As for the authors, their background makes the book a must-read. Hoover has been with NEP since 1993 and has risen through the ranks from director of engineering to SVP of engineering, assuming his current senior-leadership role in 2007. During his tenure, he has been an innovator both within NEP and across the industry.

His extensive experience, exacting standards, and unparalleled technical engineering and design expertise have influenced virtually all areas of sports entertainment broadcasting. He earned two Sports Emmys as technical supervisor for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, one as a technical supervisor for ESPN NASCAR, and a fourth as producer of Phillip Morris Super Bands for PBS. In recognition of his achievements and contributions, Broadcasting & Cable named him a visionary at its 2009 Technology Leadership Awards, and, in 2011, he was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Boston’s career has spanned the television-engineering “food chain,” from camera lens to transmission tower, including satellite uplinks. He went from equipment-maintenance technician to management positions at Scripps-Howard, SignaSys, and the Evers Group and served as engineer-in-charge on production and Ku-band trucks. He has managed and participated in successful television-facility projects of every scale, including DTV transmitter installs and reception testing, transitioning analog plants to digital technology, installing microwave and C-band uplink facilities, and very large router retrofits. At Sony, he was instrumental in developing test methods to determine how far digital signals are from their error cliff. He has worked for a number of pioneering television icons over the years, including Ampex, CMX, and Sony.

Buy 1 case of 8 books for $72 ($9.00 a book).
Buy 2 cases, total of 16 books, for $136 ($8.50 book).
Buy 3 cases, total of 24 books, for $192 ($8.00 book).
Single-copy price is $10 plus shipping. Go to www.remotetruckbook.com or contact Joanne Boston at jo@dtvengineering.com or via phone at 530-613-4511.

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