Santa Clarita, CA (November 9, 2020)—Remote television production facilities company Game Creek Video has launched four new mobile units in the last year, with a fifth nearing completion, that all use Riedel Communications’ MediorNet FusioN IP gateway solutions for inter-truck connectivity.
All five of the new Game Creek mobile facilities are 53-foot expandable systems and deploy an entire remote IP facility into a single truck, therefore eliminating the need for a secondary B unit for onsite support. Bravo and Columbia, the first two Game Creek Video mobile facilities to feature the Riedel IP infrastructure solutions, were launched in late 2019, with Gridiron A, Gridiron B and Celtic following earlier this year.
Bravo and Gridiron are dedicated to FOX Sports’ NFL and college football coverage, while CBS Sports has reserved Columbia and Celtic for its NFL and college basketball broadcasts. Gotham, the truck currently in development, will enable MSG Networks’ coverage of New York Rangers hockey and New York Knicks basketball games.
“With Bravo, we were taking a significant new direction in our facility design by trying to achieve full IP workflows within the footprint of a single mobile unit. Naturally, that meant finding robust and effective solutions that could also run as cool as possible and meet the space constraints and weight restrictions of a 53-foot truck,” says Keith Martin, engineering project manager, Game Creek Video.
Deployed on board each truck are 16 high-density Riedel MediorNet FusioN 6 gateways and two 2-RU MediorNet MBR 18 chassis, which work in combination to create a pair of truck-to-truck interfaces, known as Game Creek Video’s T2T, each enabling support of up to 32 x 32 optical video paths. This Riedel equipment effectively reduces up to 128 strands of fiber cable to only eight, simplifying each production and reducing points of failure.
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