FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
ND1, SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL’S REMOTE PRODUCTION UNIT, BY THE NUMBERS
NBC Sports to Use New ND 1 Remote Production Unit for Sunday Night Football
Four-Trailer Unit to Produce Primetime Television’s No. 1 Show
Stamford, Conn. – August 13, 2014 – To kick off and cover the ninth season of Sunday Night Football, primetime television’s No. 1 show, NBC Sports will use a new, state-of-the-art, four-trailer remote production unit. The Emmy Award-winning Sunday Night Football production team, led by Fred Gaudelli (coordinating producer) and Drew Esocoff (director), will use ND1 featuring leading edge construction and the latest technology innovations. ND1 was designed and built by NEP.
1 – Used to produce primetime television’s No. 1 show, ND1 is able to share a direct connection with NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center, including individual camera feeds and associated microphones, clips and content from the EVS networks at each location, as well as phone, data and comms systems.
4 – Number of total trailers in the unit.
5 – Average number of live hours on television for Sunday Night Football and Football Night In America.
5.1 – Audio mix and sub mix rooms in the B unit are 5.1 Dolby surround-capable.
9 – Sunday Night Football’s ND 1 features a Grass Valley Kayenne Elite 9 ME production switcher, the largest routing switcher available for a mobile production facility in the US.
10 – For Sunday Night Football, ND1 has the capability to handle 10 inbound feeds and 10 outbound feeds to and from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center.
11 – Graphics room in the A unit built to accommodate 11 members of the production staff.
16 – Record & Replay room in the C unit can accommodate production staff of 16.
20 – Miles of camera and microphone cable used to produce Sunday Night Football.
21 – For the past four seasons, Sunday Night Football has averaged 21 million + viewers for each telecast.
32 – High Definition cameras used for each telecast, including two super hi motion cameras, overhead cable-cam, RF steady cam, and airplane shooting live high definition aerials.
36 – Video shading room in the B unit is wired for 36 camera base stations.
45 – Combined Sports Emmy Awards for Sunday Night Football play-by-play announcer Al Michaels, analyst Cris Collinsworth, sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, coordinating producer Fred Gaudelli, and director Drew Esocoff.
100 – Record & Replay room in the C unit can accommodate more than 100 channels of EVS record capability.
1080 – Completely 1080p-compatable, the unit also features best-of-breed technology, including, EVS XT3 servers, Calrec Artemis and Apollo audio consoles, and Sony HDC-2500 cameras.
–NBC Sports Group–