The leading supplier of outside broadcasting, fixed rig, remote production, and media workflow solutions, NEP UK has announced a four-year extension of its collaboration with Wimbledon Broadcast Services (WBS) to provide technical broadcast delivery for the Wimbledon Championships.
For the first time, every game on all 18 courts was covered live during this year’s Championships, which included Centre Court in UHD HDR. At Wimbledon, eleven courts were manned by camera operators, and seven used a perfect blend of operators and NEP’s Tr-Ace System.
Furthermore, this is the first time the event has lasted 14 days, with Middle Sunday becoming a permanent fixture on the calendar. NEP UK provides telecast coverage by leveraging redundant power IP technology.
Since 2014, NEP has offered host coverage of the classic tennis event, including highlights such as Emma Raducanu‘s Grand Slam debut as a wildcard entry in 2021. NEP UK has also supplied the BBC and other television networks with both host and preemptive coverage of Wimbledon.
Richard Lancaster, Technical Project Manager at NEP UK, commented, “It has been an incredible privilege to work with WBS to deliver the technical broadcast facilities and delivery for the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament. NEP is proud to have worked in partnership on the technical implementation and delivery for more games than ever before.”
Paul Davies, Head of Broadcast, Production & Media Rights, said, “We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with NEP as part of Wimbledon Broadcast Services as we look to continue to deliver outstanding standards of broadcast coverage and the ultimate viewing experience of The Championships.”
Simon Moorhead, Managing Director at NEP UK Broadcast Services, commented, “NEP UK are all incredibly proud of our long and successful partnership with the All-England Club in delivering The Championships. This is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, that has the eyes of the world watching.
“Our partnership completely transcends the pure provision of technical broadcast equipment and services. It is about our proven, collective understanding and collaboration in the pursuit of quality in all parts of the process, and our absolute commitment to provide a rock-solid operation, with agility and flexibility, whilst continuously innovating and improving. I am incredibly proud of the entire NEP team who work tirelessly to deliver Wimbledon and I, like the rest of the NEP team, are excited and honoured to have been awarded this new contract from 2023 to 2026.”