NEP Connect (formerly SIS LIVE), provider of broadcast connectivity, provided bespoke production solutions and satellite connectivity for the 106th Tour De France bicycle road race.
For 10 years, NEP Connect has worked in partnership with specialist producer and distributor of road and track cycling, Vsquared TV, to deliver onsite satellite connectivity and multi-camera studio presentation using a designed production vehicle to tackle the challenging route through the Pyrenees and Alps, covering 3500 kilometres over 21 stages.
With the production relocating no less than 20 times in just 22 days in order to be in position to capture the action and finish of each stage, the 13 metre articulated trailer contains voiceover and production spaces, a VT area and technical sound, vision and satellite uplink facilities. This set-up allows the Vsquared team to deliver over 65 hours of live onsite interviews, analysis and commentary and to produce the exclusive unilateral parts of the show, bringing exciting live coverage to the viewers at home.
David Meynell, MD, NEP Connect, said, “We are proud to provide this production solution to Vsquared TV delivering another successful multi-location live production, with speed and resilience, even in the most challenging terrain.”