NEP Visions has taken stock after the devastating fire at their Bracknell facility on Tuesday night. It took over 50 firefighters to extinguish the blaze. No one was injured, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
After announcing there will be no interruptions to its services, NEP Visions has confirmed that there were several mobile units destroyed in the fire:
– three large OB units: NEP Visions’ Gemini, HD3 and HD2
– one small OB unit: Observe’s HD3
– one VT truck
NEP UK/Ireland still has 16 HD OB units and nine VT/support trucks in full operation and NEP has 32 more HD OB units nearby in continental Europe.
The company is emphasising that all events and productions scheduled for the weekend, including Premiership and Championship Football, WWE and Channel 4 Racing, will be serviced.
Keith Andrews, President and COO, NEP Broadcasting, has flown in to the UK to look at medium and long-term actions related to logistics, facilities and equipment, while Steve Jenkins, president, NEP UK & Ireland, will remain focused on clients and employees.
“The response to this event is a testament to the NEP family’s resilience and team spirit in the face of adversity,” said NEP UK & Ireland president Jenkins. “It is also a strong demonstration of how our industry pulls together in difficult times. We are confident in our ability to continue serving our clients in both the short-term and long-term, thanks to the rest of the NEP Worldwide Network and the immediate help of our industry partners.”