Game Creek’s Liberty truck with Grass Valley’s Kayenne switcher on board
This yearâ€™s NFLÂ® Super BowlÂ® XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas will be broadcast live on Sunday, February 6, by the FOX Broadcasting Company in the 720p high-definition format for the US market. The latest HD production technology from Grass Valleyâ„¢ will be there to catch all of the action, as it has for the past several years, on board mobile production trucks from Game Creek (Hudson, N.H.) and NEP Supershooters (Pittsburgh, Penn.).
Game Creekâ€™s â€œFOXâ€? trucks will handle the main game coverage for FOX, while their â€œLibertyâ€? truck will be used to cover pre-game events (including a performance by country music star Keith Urban), halftime, and post-game coverage and â€œPatriotâ€? for other game-related shows. Game Creek will also send some of its other trucks to cover Super Bowl XLV activities for ESPNÂ®, leading up to and including numerous game day events.
The massive FOX truckâ€”actually made up of two 53-foot expando HD production trailers and two 53-foot non-expanding production/support trailersâ€”features both a 4.5 M/E, 96-input Grass Valley Kayenneâ„¢ HD Video Production Center and a Kayakâ„¢ HD video production switcher. Liberty carries a 4.5 M/E, 96-input Kayenne on board while the Patriot truck features a 4 M/E, 90-input Kalypsoâ„¢ HD switcher with Grass Valley Dual-Twin Channel HD GVeousâ„¢ digital video effects system.
NEPâ€™s â€œDenali Silverâ€? will help produce the halftime show, featuring the Black Eyed Peas, with a Grass Valley Kalypso HD switcher, while its SS25 and SS18 (each with multiple LDK 8000 cameras and a Kalypso HD switcher, with SS25 also sporting a Trinixâ„¢ router), and other rigs will be on site in Dallas to provide coverage for the NFL Network, NFL Films, and NFL International.
* Disclaimer: Grass Valley is not an official sponsor of Super Bowl XLV, nor is it affiliated in any way with Super Bowl XLV, the National Football League, NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL International, the Texas Super Bowl Host Committee, ESPN, FOX Broadcasting Company, nor any other organization affiliated with Super Bowl XLV or the National Football League. Information supplied in this media alert does not imply endorsement from the National Football League, NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL International, the Texas Super Bowl Host Committee, ESPN, or FOX Broadcasting Company. Super Bowl, NFL, FOX Broadcasting Company, and ESPN are registered trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.