National Mobile Television is building two new high-definition television (HDTV) mobile units this year, with the first set to roll out now. NMT will add three more HD units for use in 2005, raising the number of HDTV mobile units in the company’s fleet to 10 out of 47. The two new trucks will initially be used for Fox Sport’s NFL games this coming fall and other HD events during the rest of the year.
“NMT must react to the growing needs and desires of our customers, and we are committed to HDTV and its dramatic impact on the television industry,” said Mark Howorth, CEO of National Mobile Television.”
NMT has selected its subsidiary Venue Services Group (VSG) to design and construct the two HD mobile units (HD7 and HD8). The 53-foot expandos will feature Kalypso switchers, Thomson Grass Valley LDK-6000 multiformat HD cameras, Canon 86:1 and 100:1 lenses, SSL MT+ digital audio consoles, up to 24 channels of networkable replay and Grass Valley Trinix routers (256x256 SD and 160x128 HD).
Additionally, NMT is in the process of converting two analog units to digital units and retiring three of its older analog units. “This is an ever-changing business to which we must be constantly reacting,” maintained Howorth.
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