eSkootr Championship Appoints NEP Group As Official Technical Broadcast Partner
January 18, 2022
The eSkootr Championship™ (eSC) has appointed NEP Group to manage the Championship’s outside broadcast operation when the series begins this year.
NEP Group, which has supported some of the world’s most iconic global sports and music events, will help eSC deliver the most sustainable production possible through a combination of on-site and remote broadcast solutions, whilst navigating the challenges of outdoor broadcasting from temporary city centre locations.
The eSC aims to bring a high visibility, low environmental impact sporting and entertainment experience to iconic city centre locations, high profile and sustainably minded event venues, and repurposed areas of urban regeneration. Each has its own unique set of operational and outside broadcast challenges. eSC will race in ways and places that have never been done before while providing a new and immersive broadcast experience for fans who want to be as close to the action as possible.
Hrag Sarkissian, eSkootr Championship™ co-Founder and CEO, said:
“As a brand-new sport with a unique racing format in the heart of city centres, eSC presents many different broadcast challenges. After working with the NEP Group on our test events, we have been impressed by their commitment to technical development and innovation and their ability to find solutions that will enable us to put on sustainable inner-city broadcasts through both on site and remote production.”
Brian Clark, Director of Sales, NEP Major Events, said:
“We are delighted to be working on this new sport with the eSC team and their partners. Also, we are looking forward to the innovations in coverage that will be one of the hallmarks of eSkootrs and ensuring that we help develop a sustainable coverage plan for this global series.”
NEP will be supplying a range of services including GFX, capture, connectivity and specialist camera and RF technology. NEP is deploying both onsite and Centralized Production models for the global coverage of eSC, with the ultimate aim being to have as much of the staff and operations as possible working remotely from the London Production Centre, Hilversum and other remote locations connected to the NEP Network.
NEP’s Centralised Production solutions offer extra flexibility for clients to access the resources they need, whether it’s a production centre, OB (Outside Broadcast) truck or mobile unit, studio, or enabled location, with the ability to access additional services on demand, all backed by a team of engineering and security experts providing 24/7 monitoring.