BMG’s REMI unit included 5 Grass Valley LDX-86 WorldCams and sports lens packages, 2 PTZ cameras, announcer kits, a field audio package, a transmissions package, and a backup generator. On-site, BMG provided an EIC and Tech Manager. OKG provided all other on-site support staff, including camera ops, audio assists, and utilities. At our Broadcast Operations Center, BMG supplied a staff EIC, A1, TD, and replay operator, while OKG provided the Producer and Director roles. BMG provided a remote Xpression Operator who handled graphics insertion, with OKG providing a remote graphics producer. BMG provided primary and back transmission paths to ESPN’s uplink facility and Bristol, CT.
OKG confirmed game locations 6-days in advance. Upon confirmation of the assignment, BMG’s production management team initiated calls with each host university to finalize parking, power, cable runs, and internet connectivity.