February 11, 2016 (Pittsburgh, PA)
NEP Group announced today that it provided broadcast production services for the first live 4K soccer broadcast in North America, which was streamed and delivered over-the-top (OTT) to Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs. Univision Deportes, the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), which also includes UDN, the number one Spanish-language sports network, delivered the broadcast in partnership with Sony and NeuLion, Inc.
The friendly match between Mexico’s National Team and Senegal was held at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida on February 10th.
“NEP is helping to lead the way in delivering native 4K broadcasts all around the world,” said Mike Werteen, President of NEP U.S. Mobile Units. “It’s a trend that we have embraced as a company, and one that we’re well-prepared to help our clients execute.”
“Univision Deportes’ foray into the 4K space, a first for soccer in the U.S., is an example of how Univision Deportes continues to innovate and create the best possible soccer content for fans,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Univision Deportes.
NEP provided a 4K mobile unit, cameras with long sports lenses in native 4K, EVS playback 4K machines, a 4K VIZ graphics unit and a Sony multi-channel 4K hard drive recorder to archive the historic broadcast.
NEP provides the technology and know-how to enable clients to produce the world’s most prestigious live and broadcast events around the globe. The company is the leading worldwide provider of outsourced production solutions offering technical services for remote production, studio production, video display, host broadcasting, post production, premium playout, smart asset / media management, and multi-screen delivery. NEP’s more than 3,000 employees are driven by passion and a focus on technical innovation, and together they have supported productions in over 65 countries on all seven continents. NEP is headquartered in the United States and has offices in 20 countries.