AUSTIN, Texas — Aug 9, 2016
BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators, today announced that it has completed an expansion of the New York City network operations center (NOC) for The Switch, the leading provider of customer-controlled video switching services throughout major U.S. media markets and in key international locations. BeckTV had provided the original technical design and integration services for the visually striking modern facility at 60 Hudson St., and the company returned to extend both the capacity and functionality of the NOC while preserving its unique look and feel.
“Our New York NOC is a showcase facility that not only supports state-of-the-art switching services, but also demonstrates our commitment to providing customers with an exceptional broadcast transmission product,” said Howard Miller, senior vice president of operations at The Switch. “We tend to be very aggressive in researching and deploying the technology that will enable us to continue providing advanced services, even in the midst of rapid business growth. As a highly responsive partner with strong connections to key vendors, BeckTV is able to support this aggressive strategy, providing fast, accurate design proposals that meet our aesthetic, functional, and pricing requirements.”
BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators, today announced that it has completed its second project for Token Creek Mobile Productions: a major upgrade of the company’s 48-foot Sioux expando television production truck, which now supports state-of-the-art HD production.
“Sioux is the second truck we’ve upgraded from SD to HD with BeckTV’s assistance, and in both cases we entrusted the project to BeckTV because we knew the company understood our objectives and could meet them in the short time frame we provided,” said John Salzwedel, president at Token Creek Mobile Television. “By putting the mobile unit update into BeckTV’s capable hands, we were able to direct our resources toward the ongoing production work that supports our business. Knowing that the great staff at BeckTV was totally immersed in the truck update, we were able to continue our operations with confidence that we’d be able to roll out the new Sioux on schedule and on budget."
BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators, today announced that it has completed work on a brand-new multimedia facility for KTUU-TV, a Schurz Communications-owned station in Anchorage, Alaska. BeckTV developed the technical budget for the state-of-the-art facility, provided space planning and technical consulting to local architectural and engineering firms, delivered equipment in a fully commissioned and tested turnkey format, and managed staff training. The resulting facility will allow KTUU to take advantage of the latest technologies and future technical advances.
“BeckTV has provided extensive integration services to several other Schurz stations, so we had a good understanding of the company’s capabilities and its process for managing complex projects,” said Andy MacLeod, president and general manager of KTUU-TV. “BeckTV has been an excellent partner for us, and we had no hesitation in calling on the company to help us realize our dream of a state-of-the-art media center. With BeckTV we’ve been able to bring forward-thinking ‘big facility’ design to what’s traditionally been a smaller market and create a truly sophisticated multimedia facility that will serve Alaskans on television and digital platforms for many years to come.”
BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators, has provided design and integration services for a network operations center (NOC) expansion that enabled KSE Media Ventures to move operations for the Outdoor Channel, acquired by the company in 2013, to the KSE Media Ventures NOC in Centennial, Colorado. Completed on budget and within just three months, the project supported a seamless transition of the popular channel from Temecula, California, to its new home without any disruption to viewers’ experience of programming, promos, and advertising.
“We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with BeckTV, and all the time we’ve spent working together is evident in the company’s understanding of our history, our philosophy, and our forward direction,” said Dave Zur, senior vice president of operations and engineering for KSE Media Ventures, as well as general manager of the KSE Media Ventures NOC. “We’re always in the midst of a pro season and are busy running our day-to-day operations, so it’s great that we can have BeckTV take on critical projects on our behalf. BeckTV was right on the money with design and implementation for this Outdoor Channel relocation, and the company worked smoothly with all our vendors — Cisco and Intelsat, among others — to keep our signals on air and our avid viewers and affiliates happy.”
BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators, today announced that it provided design and integration services for the exceptionally versatile large-scale flypack created by Video Equipment Rentals (VER) to support broadcasters at the 2014 French Open tennis tournament. Providing a four control-room system with a centralized master control, the VER flypack supported simultaneous broadcast coverage by four different networks. The flexible modular design of the flypack and the quality of the systems integration will enable VER to meet the demands of the largest productions, or to split the system in half to support two different productions.
“The knowledge and experience that BeckTV brought to the table were invaluable in assuring smooth integration of equipment within this flypack, identifying all of the required elements, and packaging them in a way that minimizes the time and hassle of packing, shipping, and on-site setup,” said Howard Rosenthal, director of broadcast at Video Equipment Rentals. “With this massive yet agile flypack in our rental inventory, there isn’t a show in the world that we can’t do.”
BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators, is working with the University of Florida to adapt its GatorVision on-campus broadcast control room for live HD sports broadcasting on the upcoming SEC Network. After providing initial systems integration, installation, and support to develop and deploy the state-of-the-art control room in 2012, BeckTV is now continuing its ongoing partnership with the school’s University Athletic Association (UAA) for the expansion. With a scheduled launch in August, the SEC Network will be operated by ESPN and is dedicated to covering the sports and success of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Initially launched for the Florida Gators’ 2012 football season, the GatorVision control room is located in the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications building. In partnership with the UAA, BeckTV designed the facility to support HD shows for the Daktronics video boards and the GatorVision streaming video platform from six major sports venues located throughout the campus — the football stadium; the basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics arena; and baseball, soccer, softball, and lacrosse stadiums. The control room also provides an important hands-on educational component for radio/television students in the College of Journalism and Communications.
BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators, today announced that it has completed an upgrade of the control room and technical core at Hearst Television station WPBF in West Palm Beach, Florida. BeckTV worked closely with WPBF engineers to ensure a smooth transition from old facilities and equipment to new future-proof facilities and systems without disruption of the station’s on-air broadcasts.
“BeckTV was involved in every step of this project, from planning through implementation, to ensure that we could meet our new technical and operational goals,” said Cliff Thomas, chief engineer at WPBF. “With their help, we have built a new facility that will withstand the test of time, and we did so while staying on budget and on schedule.”
Beck TV (formerly Beck Associates), one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators, today announced that the company has completed a state-of-the-art HD mobile production truck for multimedia production company IMS Productions. Dubbed IMS-HD3, the new 53-foot expando unit is currently serving as a dedicated production unit for Los Angeles Lakers home basketball games at the Staples Center.
“We chose to build HD3 with Beck TV because we heard great things about the company and because the project price fit our budget,” said Paul Nijak, director of engineering for IMS Productions. “The build itself was smoother than I imagined it could be, largely because of the company’s clear commitment to getting the job done right, no matter what it takes. Beck TV’s work was very accurate, and we finished the truck on time and on budget.”