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NEP opens integrated remote production centre in Manchester

New facility was built in under three weeks

NEP has opened a new integrated remote production centre based at MediaCity UK in Manchester.

The NEP team built out the facility in under three weeks to open in time to support Sky Sports’ return to live football coverage on 17th June for the return of the Premier League.

Sky Sports moved part of their replay operation, normally on-site in the OB truck at the stadium, to the new facility.

The new facility can be used as part of an end-to-end remote workflow solution to extend any onsite operation either as a remote broadcast extending one of NEP’s OB trucks, or as a centralised production space using one of NEP’s Data Centres.

NEP Connect via the AnyLive fibre network, which moves data, communications and video from the Manchester facility to over 240 venues in the UK and beyond.

“I’m pleased we were able to accelerate some of our plans, and I am very proud of how the teams have worked against the current challenges and in such a short time frame to put together this fabulous set up,” said Steve Jenkins, president, NEP UK & Ireland. “NEP has a pedigree in remote operations and connectivity along with a depth of experience in a number of services. We have had operations in Manchester for some time, and this is a great example of us bringing together our services and our talent to expand and support our clients. I look forward to what else we will be doing in operations like these.”