Broadcast Management Group Expands REMI Broadcast Hub, Mobile Fleet
Broadcast Management Group is marking the one-year anniversary of completion of the first REMI Broadcast Hub by doubling that same facility’s capacity. The Hub was built on the workflow model of centralized technology and decentralized staffing. This expansion includes building two new control rooms, expanding our Grass Valley LDX World Cam camera packages, adding an assortment of broadcast box and ENG lenses and coms kits for remote directors, TDs, A-1s and graphics operators. The company has also created another new REMI mobile unit. BMG has just completed doubling the size of its technical core including the installation of a 528×528 Utah Scientific Series 2 router frame.
“BMG is constantly utilizing leading edge REMI technology in their REMI mobile units and in their Las Vegas Broadcast Operations Center. BMG’s System’s Integration Division works closely with all of our key vendors to know what is in development and what’s ready for us to deploy throughout our REMI Network,” says Megan Kirst, Senior VP of Systems Integration. “By knowing what is available, and more importantly, what works and what doesn’t, we are able to advise on the right equipment for both BMG and our client’s projects, designing the most state- of-the- art system.”
“During the last year we have experienced unprecedented growth in our live, entertainment, sports and news business, representing a revenue increase over 2020 of 150%. This growth comes from a diverse client base. This is on top of 43% growth in 2020 over 2019,” says Todd Mason, Chief Executive of Broadcast Management Group. Mason says, “our projects are generally large and complex and occur all across the country, so having the type of robust technology supported by a very experienced staff has been essential to our success.”
“In 2022 BMG intends to roll out 2 additional REMI mobile units that will give us further geographic diversity of our mobile fleet and we will continue to expand our outsourced production services,” says Mark Ott, Director of REMI Broadcast Hub operations. “One of our outsource service offerings has been building client-owned studios, then home-running the cameras back to our REMI Broadcast Hub. This allows clients to leverage our control rooms, technical core, transmissions, and staff, Ott continued. This in turn enables clients to reduce Cap X, lower build out expense, minimize head count and space.