A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Bexel Brings 3D Mobile Facility Out For Major League Baseball’s 81st Annual Homerun Derby and All-Star Game at Angel Stadium

bexel-3d-mobile-facility.jpg

Fox Sports, ESPN and the MLB Network All Relied on Bexel-Provided Equipment and Services for Baseball’s Biggest Night of the Year

Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, in conjunction with Sports Video Group (SVG,) delivered its newly refurbished BBSOne Mobile Facility for Major League Baseball’s 81st Annual Homerun Derby and All-Star Game, which took place Monday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 13 at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. Bexel made possible a state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience for top executives from such major networks as FOX Sports, ESPN and the Major League Baseball Network (MLB).

Bexel parked BBSOne in the Angels compound, so crew members, working in conjunction with Sports Video Group, FOX Sports and ESPN, could support on-site the 3D viewing experience. During the two and a half day event, over 250 top broadcast executives, engineers and creative personnel came through to watch the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game in 3D. In addition, on Sunday, July 11, prior to the Major League Baseball events, Bexel screened the World Cup Final in 3D, providing an even richer 3D experience for the attendees in Anahiem. At any given time, 50 people gathered in the vehicle, with so many people eager to view the game in 3D that is was standing-room only.

“The executives from FOX and ESPN could not have been more appreciative that we were there, it gave their upper management and remote engineering teams a really nice environment to watch the games,” says Lee Estroff, director of broadcast technical sales, Bexel. “By providing a comfortable, air conditioned viewing environment, we allowed the broadcasters and executives to sit in a living room environment to watch, evaluate and critique the Home Run Derby and All-Star game in 3D and 5.1 Surround Sound.”

In the mobile facility, Bexel had four 46-inch JVC GD-463D10U 3D Displays along with an Abekas MIRA 3D recorder/playback server. Direct TV installed four of its new high-definition DVR HR 24s, which made the playback of 3D programming possible. Feeds were brought in via fiber from the NEP Broadcasting’s 3D truck.

“Over the years Bexel has been an invaluable partner with SVG and the 2010 All-Star Game 3D demo took that partnership to another level,” says Ken Kerschbaumer, editorial director, SVG. “On behalf of our members we can’t thank Bexel enough for their tireless efforts that weekend.”

The BBSOne truck provided a comfortable atmosphere for more than 600 production professionals to watch 3D content during the weekend and for many it was the first time they actually had a chance to see live 3D sports.

“The event totally exceeded our expectations. Never in our wildest dreams did we envision that we would have that many people come through.” said Estroff, “the success of this event has prompted us to consider offering this service on a broader basis as a way to promote and enhance the growth of 3D television”.

SHURE WIRELESS SYSTEMS SPARK SUCCESS AT 2014 CMA AWARDS
SSL Matrix and Sigma Deliver EDM Heat For Las Vegas Studios
HARMAN’s BSS Audio Provides Networking for Italy’s MiCo – Milano Congressi Convention Center
New H.264 Streaming Media Processor with FlexOS Now Shipping
HARMAN’s Martin Professional Introduces New LED Video Solutions For Dynamic Designs and Exterior Installations
Catalyst AV Distribution Network Member HCA Distributing Opens Salt Lake City Branch
Clay Paky Sharpy Fixtures Help Deliver Powerful Message For “Stand Up to Cancer” Blockbuster Special
Powersoft Captures Nuance and Detail of The Earth Harp and Other Artistic Performances at Pennsylvania’s Mercyhurst University
HARMAN’s Martin Professional Launches MAC Aura XB™ Wash Light, M-Touch™ Lighting Console, and RUSH Gobo Projector 1™ at LDI 2014
HARMAN’s Lexicon Hardware and Software Gets in the Mix at Right Coast Recording

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

August 2010
M T W T F S S
« Jul   Sep »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication