Hebden Bridge, UK (July 28, 2011)–Game Creek Video has added its first two Apollo mixing consoles to the company’s all-Calrec fleet.
New Hampshire-based mobile production company Game Creek will deploy identical 72 dual-fader Apollo consoles in Victory and Justice, 53-foot-long expandable trucks that will cover large live sporting events mainly for ESPN and ABC. The two new HD trucks bring Game Creek’s fleet to 27 trucks encompassing 13 all-HD, all-digital systems.
Many of the events require audio feeds in excess of 300 channels to accommodate stereo and multichannel surround. Victory, the first of the trucks to hit the road, has among its tasks the mission to broadcast ESPN Saturday Night Football on ABC. Justice will also cover a variety of events, including NBA games for ESPN later this year.
“We need consoles that are dependable, easy-to-use, and flexible enough to meet the evolving demands of a live show. Calrec gives us all of that and more,” said Paul Bonar, vice president of engineering at Game Creek Video. “As for the Apollo, one major benefit for us is the number of faders we can get in the small space inside a mobile TV truck. That’s something we’ve wanted for 10 years and haven’t been able to get from any manufacturer until now.”