Broadcast solutions provider performs groundbreaking transmissions for NASCAR and ESPN
VAN NUYS, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2018) – PSSI Global Services, the industry leader in worldwide broadcast engineering and event management solutions, has successfully executed the largest “at-home” transmission in broadcast history. Additionally, for a separate broadcast, the company transmitted 500 megabits of data out of just one antenna, two transmitters and three transponders — something that has never before been achieved.
The record-setting at-home transmission, performed for NASCAR’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, included a total of 28 video paths and 75 audio paths for 32 consecutive hours. PSSI Global Services transmitted all 28 video paths to NASCAR’s production facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, using a single antenna, one transmitter and two transponders. The company also simultaneously delivered all 28 paths via AT&T fiber for redundancy.
PSSI Global Services’ other groundbreaking transmission was executed for ESPN’s historic broadcast of the College Football Playoff National Championship — a 125-camera broadcast watched by approximately 27.5 million viewers. To support this event, PSSI Global Services transmitted two 180-megabit streams using one transmitter on two 54-megahertz transponders. The company used a third 36-megahertz transponder to transmit a total of 500 megabits of data out of the single C-band antenna.
“Live broadcasting projects are becoming increasingly complex, and we’ve made it our mission to deliver seamless solutions for every challenge,” said Rick Ball, Director of Broadcast Sports at PSSI Global Services. “We’re not afraid to go where no one has gone before, and we’re proud that our efforts continue to create new possibilities in live television.”
For both of these projects, PSSI Global Services leveraged its C27 mobile teleport, equipped with cutting-edge Newtec modulators and GaN SSPB amplifiers from Advantech Wireless. To learn more about PSSI Global Services’ equipment, capabilities and projects, visit http://www.pssiglobal.com.