Our live production division was contracted by the Las Vegas Raiders to provide technical execution of a live-to-tape draft special leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft. Due to social distancing requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire production needed to be executed using a REMI workflow. This meant that all program hosts and guests needed the ability to transmit directly from their homes.
Leveraging our system integration team, Broadcast Management Group was able to design, engineer, and build compact remote production kits to support the show. REMI kits were sent to veteran sports anchor, Nicole Zaloumis, and former NFL players Lincoln Kennedy and Marcel Reece. Each REMI package included a camera, microphone, IFB, monitor with program return, and lighting kit. Feeds were sent back via IP using existing internet connections at each host location.
Broadcast Management Group deployed one of our custom flight packs in our Las Vegas office which served as the technical backbone for the project. All remotes were brought back to our Las Vegas control room where the show was switched, the audio was mixed, and all content was recorded.
Broadcast Management Group’s technical team included a Director/TD, A1, playback operator, transmission engineer, producer, and production manager, who were geographically located in Las Vegas, Chicago, and Washington, DC.