NEP Opens Singapore Production Facility To Support Global Connectivity

NEP Group continues to expand its global production services with the opening of a new broadcast production facility in the northeast of Singapore that will help the company’s Singapore business unit meet demand for connected broadcast production solutions in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

It's also part of NEP Group’s Asia-Pacific connectivity expansion utilizing 10GB circuits between NEP Australia, NEP Japan, NEP Singapore and NEP U.S. This provides connectivity via the company's Anylive fiber network to each region.

The new facility is now serving broadcast clients, rights holders and other content creators with both onsite and remote production services, helping them bring their live sports and entertainment content to audiences regionally and worldwide. NEP Singapore is planning a second phase of the new building whereby, once complete, it will feature a 1,500 square meter space to support remote and centralized productions.

“The opening of a new connected production facility in Singapore represents a strategically and operationally essential advancement of NEP’s services in the region,” said Mike Werteen, Global President, NEP Broadcast Services. “Backed by the full power of NEP’s connected global production ecosystem, NEP Singapore can now meet the needs of a growing market in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.”

NEP has also opened a new facility in New York City, dedicated to Major League Soccer coverage in the U.S.

NEP has also opened a new facility in New York City, dedicated to Major League Soccer coverage in the U.S.

The facility features office space and an engineering workshop inside a 4,500 square meters warehouse that houses NEP Singapore’s fly-pack kits as well as other camera and audio equipment used for a variety of broadcast productions.

“We’re responding to the needs of our broadcast partners in the region, whether they are working on a Tier 1 remote production or a Tier 2 or 3 remote production, we’re able to scale the solutions of the facility to meet the project’s needs, in both size and cost,” said Saeed Izadi, president, NEP Singapore, India and Middle East. I’m very proud of our team for bringing this new facility to life and excited for the opportunities it’s going to deliver to our clients.”

In April NEP Group announced several new sports partnerships, including with Major League Soccer in the U.S. Complementing this global strategy, the company opened a new production facility, New York Metropolis Studio, in New York City dedicated to MLS coverage in the U.S.

As part of the MLS partnership, NEP is providing a multitude of services to support the soccer league’s full season of more than 950 matches, including: mobile units on-site at every venue, remote and/or centralized support of multiple game feeds from NEP’s New York, Miami and Los Angeles production hubs, three studios and control rooms supporting Spanish and English-language pregame, postgame and whip-around shows, media asset management (via NEP’s Mediabank product), technical management, crewing and operations support, connectivity between venues, and other infrastructure and systems management.

NEP Group said it offers a full range of proprietary solutions to capture content and deliver it to audiences anywhere, on any device, in near real-time.

This includes TFC Link, the company’s software-defined network (SDN) product that is used to configure and manage network flows within consumer-off-the-shelf (COTS) infrastructure and between broadcast facilities. A meta-aware control system, TFC Link orchestrates end points, supervises the fabric and constantly feeds metrics back to the network controller to optimize workflows.

TFC Link’s network also helps bridge the gap between traditional baseband facilities and native IP facilities through a single demarcation solution. Because it runs from the same platform as broadcast control, it allows for direct native communication between broadcast systems and network infrastructure.

Overall, the company’s “global production ecosystem” now includes 20 connected production hubs globally, more than 70 production control rooms (PCRs), six broadcast-ready NEP datacenters in Dallas, Hilversum, Oslo, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, all backed by approximately 3,000 engineers and technical staff around the world.

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