Broadcast Sports, Inc. Supports NBC’s Live Broadcast of Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show
Broadcast Sports, Inc. (BSI) will provide RF support for ‘Ignite the Night,’ the 36th Annual Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks display in New York City next week.
The event, touted as the biggest fireworks display in America, will take place over the Hudson River between 18th and 43rd Streets. It will feature more than 40,000 fireworks synchronized to a 25-minute score. BSI will provide NBC with two ground-based HD RF camera links, one helicopter HD RF camera link and other equipment including wireless camera control, audio, and communications systems.
As part of the company’s turnkey service model, BSI will handle frequency coordination for each of the wireless components and staff the event with two RF technicians. BSI also provided a helicopter link for the pre-recorded Katy Perry concert that will be incorporated into the live show.
“This is an excellent example of our diversity as a company,” says BSI’s Sales & Marketing Manager, Mark Polla. “Though we are known for handling RF at major sporting events, we also have many years of experience in the entertainment industry. Our teams and equipment are both scalable and flexible and we create customized solutions based on the needs of the customer and the parameters of the event.”