NEP UK SERVES WIMBLEDON FOR A FURTHER FOUR YEARS
BRACKNELL, UK – 27 July 2017 –NEP UK Broadcast Services today announces it has secured a further four yearsto provide technical Host Broadcast Services for The Championships atWimbledon. The contract will see NEP UK continue its long-standing 35-yearrelationship with The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) to deliver technicalfacilities for its in house production of The Championships as part of ‘WimbledonBroadcast Services’.
To cover what is the oldest and widely regarded as the most prestigiousof the four Grand Slams, NEP UK will deploy two new, bespoke built, IPtechnology OB trucks as well as a core IP infrastructure within the BroadcastCentre servicing all on and off-site domestic and international broadcasters.The facilities will cover all the major show courts including Centre Court andNo.1 Court, as well as AELTC’s newly designed master control and transmissionareas.
Paul Davies, Head of Broadcast & Production at AELTC says, “We haveworked with NEP UK for many years now and their experience, knowledge andexpertise has ensured that Wimbledon has remained at the cutting edge ofbroadcast innovation throughout this partnership. We are very excited to belaunching ‘Wimbledon Broadcast Services’ and are delighted to be partneringwith a company with such an outstanding global reputation.”
“Wimbledonis the oldest tennis tournament in the world, celebrating 140 years since thefirst Championships this year, and it’s an absolute privilege to be appointedits official outside broadcast supplier” comments, Richard Lancaster, TechnicalProject Manager, NEP UK. “Our deep understanding of the sport, the venue, theClub and its broadcast requirements enable NEP UK to work seamlessly with theAELTC. The partnership will see NEP UK deliver this most prestigious sportingevent to a worldwide audience in excess of 1 billion in over 200 territories.The new state of the art broadcast technology in our OB trucks and fly-packwill enable flexibility and scalability to our partner, whilst ensuring thehighest standards of broadcast coverage, ensuring the watching world never missa shot.”
About The AELTC
The Championships, Wimbledon, is theoldest of the four tennis Grand Slams and the only one played on grass. Held atthe All England Club, established in 1868, the first Championships took placein 1877.