Industry leader recognized for excellence in television broadcast engineering
VAN NUYS, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2018) – PSSI Global Services, the industry leader in broadcast engineering and event management solutions, has been awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for its work with NASCAR to develop cutting-edge transmission schemes for large-scale “at-home” productions. Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the award recognizes PSSI Global Services’ significant accomplishments in broadcast technology and television engineering.
“Receiving this Emmy is a huge honor for all of us at PSSI Global Services, and it is the result of a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication,” said the company’s Executive Vice President Brian Nelles. “Our team invested countless hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars in developing this solution for our clients’ large-scale at-home production needs, and we couldn’t be prouder of the results.”
While broadcasters have been producing at-home events for many years, PSSI Global Services’ award-winning transmission innovations have enabled much larger — and more complex — at-home productions than ever before. These technological advancements significantly reduce costs and simplify logistics for major live television events by eliminating the need for extensive on-site production crews. PSSI Global Services’ engineering team has made unprecedented strides in developing new techniques in video compression and modulation to maximize data throughput at extremely low latency through traditional amplifier and antenna configurations for satellite transmissions as well as for fiber and IP distribution platforms.
In early 2018, PSSI Global Services utilized these transmission capabilities in partnership with NASCAR to successfully conduct the largest at-home production to date for the Rolex 24 in Daytona, Florida. The transmission from the event back to NASCAR’s headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, included 28 video paths and 75 channels of audio delivered synchronously for 32 consecutive hours. To accomplish this groundbreaking at-home transmission, PSSI Global Services needed just two transponders on a single satellite, accessed with one antenna and one solid-state amplifier.
“With our large-scale at-home capabilities, PSSI Global Services has fundamentally changed the way the industry looks at producing live events,” said the company’s Director of Broadcast Sports Rick Ball. “By combining the right mix of technology, workflows and engineering expertise, we’ve given our clients the ability to produce large-scale events much more conveniently and cost-effectively.”
PSSI Global Services will be honored alongside NASCAR and the year’s other Technology & Engineering Emmy Award Winners on April 7, 2019, during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information on PSSI Global Services’ transmission capabilities and accomplishments, visit http://www.pssiglobal.com.
About PSSI Global Services LLC
Since 1979, PSSI Global Services, along with Strategic Television, has specialized in the coordination, production and distribution of domestic and international programming. As the world’s leading provider of mobile satellite transmission, production and streaming services, PSSI Global Services offers a full range of fixed, mobile and international flyaway satellite systems that provide live video, audio, IP and data services worldwide. The company currently owns and operates more than 70 Ku-Band and C-Band satellite uplink/production trucks — more than any other transmission services provider — based throughout North America, as well as the PSSI International Teleport and international and domestic C/Ku flyaway uplink systems. For more information, visit http://www.pssiglobal.com.