NEP Delivers For Brazilian Market

NEP has rolled out two new mobile production units in Brazil, BR1 and BR2, as part of a move to allow partner Casablanca Online to offer a complete outside broadcast production solution. BR1 is a 12-meter, single-expansion trailer that was built from the ground up to meet the live production requirements of Brazilian broadcasters. BR2 is a 14-meter vehicle, originally from NEP’s U.K. fleet, which has been completely repurposed and refitted for HD production in Brazil.

“With these two trucks, NEP is now in the top tier of Brazilian mobile production providers. Through our partnership with CBO, we’re able to bring our world-renowned OB expertise, depth of resources, and reliability to Brazilian broadcast customers,” says Mike Fernander, president and general manager of NEP. “With so many high-profile international events on the horizon in Brazil — the World Cup and the 2016 Summer Games, just to name two — we now have powerful resources deployed there to meet the needs of all types of mobile productions.”

Both BR1 and BR2 include state-of-the-art production, recording and playback, audio, and routing equipment. BR1 supports up to 12 Grass Valley HD cameras and includes a Grass Valley Karrera production switcher and three EVS HD video servers to enable tapeless digital recording workflows. A 48-fader Calrec Artemis Beam 5.1 digital audio console anchors BR1’s audio capabilities. In BR2, NEP has integrated a range of state-of-the-art HD systems including a Sony MVS-8000A switcher, Calrec Sigma digital audio console, 12 Grass Valley HD cameras, four EVS HD video servers, and complete tape options for both SD and HD.

NEP provides maintenance, engineering training, and account management support for both trucks. CBO is operating the equipment as part of a complete package of production and uplink services for Brazilian and international broadcast clients covering major live sports and entertainment events in the country.

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