NEP Studios Delivers Turnkey Services to Fledgling AT&T Tech Channel

production of AT&T Tech Channel (, the
newly-launched “online video destination for everything tech” from
telecommunications giant AT&T, is benefiting from a broad range of services
provided by NEP Studios, the largest television production service provider in
New York City featuring nine spacious, state-of-the-art studio
facilities. Known for its premiere talent and technical expertise, NEP
Studios is a division of NEP Broadcasting, the international provider
of outsourced teleproduction services critical to the delivery of live sports
and entertainment events.

programming including a daily up-to-the-minute tech-news show, the “Daily
Byte,” as well as the “Hugh Thompson Show,” “Random Access Theater,” and
“Trumpeter Swans,” AT&T Tech Channel delivers a wide variety of
technology-related news, talk, drama and even comedy programming in punchy,
entertaining segments that appeal to tech-savvy “Netizens” of all ages.

Studios’ Senior Vice President/General Manager Barry Katz explains that
AT&T Tech Channel took advantage of NEP’s turnkey services to meet diverse
production needs. “Not only did we provide the studio for a number of shows,”
says Katz, “but we have also done remote productions for which we brought a
mobile truck. We’ve provided production and support crews, and they go through
our travel services to deliver their guests to the studio. It’s a true turnkey
situation on the facilities side.”

The “Hugh Thompson
Show,” which presents renowned scientists, authors and celebrities in a fun,
spirited setting featuring a studio band and live audience, is produced at NEP
Penn Studios, a two-studio facility located in the Hotel Pennsylvania in New
York City. Forty-Eight episodes of the “Hugh Thompson Show” have been produced
at NEP Penn Studios, says Katz, with plans to create another sixty in 2008.
“AT&T Tech Channel has also featured [advertising mogul/restaurateur] Jerry
Della Femina,” says Katz, “and they just had Fox 5 News Meteorologist, Nick
Gregory, as well. Anyone that is into anything technology-based is a potential
candidate to be on this programming they’re putting on the Web.”

with NEP has been “a great experience,” says Suzanne Mitchell, producer of the
“Hugh Thompson Show.” “NEP provided the studio and the entire production crew
for every episode of the ‘Hugh Thompson Show.’ We also did another show,
‘Trumpeter Swans,’ with a remote truck and crew they provided. NEP has been
very accommodating, and Barry and his staff have been super.”

really become a partner of theirs,” Katz adds, “in providing critical, turnkey
services as AT&T is branching into ‘television’ on the Web.”

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