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Universal Sports Network Production Control Room and Post Production Facilities

5280 Broadcast was given a 60-day timeline to demo an existing standard definition production studio and control room and retrofit them into a fully functional live HD production facility for a 24/7 cable network specializing in international athletics events. The project included the installation of new cameras, switcher, graphics systems, prompters, servers, 11 video editing bays, two Pro Tools audio suites, audio control room, and a voice over booth.  The scope of work also included several upgrades and enhancements to the existing facility routing, intercom, and Avid ISIS systems.

PAC-12 Networks Distribution Center

The Distribution Center provides master control services, live feed acquisition, media prep, and quality control functionality for than one national and six regional channels that comprise the PAC-12 Network.  The facility complements the PAC-12 Network Center located in San Francisco.  5280 Broadcast was tasked with constructing the on-air automation, playback, storage, and monitoring systems under an extremely aggressive timeline.  Due to the rapid pace of the project, our teams needed to coordinate installation activities very closely with the facility’s engineering teams, construction crews and equipment vendors to ensure an on-time launch.  The project was an overwhelming success and was honored with an Engineering Excellence Award by Broadcast Engineering Magazine in April of 2013.

NHL Network relocation- Comcast Media Center- Centennial, CO

The NHL Network moved to the Comcast Media Center and 5280 Broadcast worked in collaboration with the Comcast Staff to facilitate the transition of the NHL Network to its new home in Denver. The repurposing of previous sports facilities at the CMC was a challenge in this project. 5280 Broadcast ensured no interruption of current client on-air channels and managed the implementation of the new NHL Network facility up to full operation.

University of Hawaii- Stan Sheriff Center – Video Replay Control Room

Working with Daktronics and Kiewet Construction, 5280 Broadcast provided the new equipment, design and installation for a HD capable Video Replay Control room at the Stan Sheriff Center. The project involved a new center hung Daktronics scoreboard and other signage as part of an upgrade to the Stan Sheriff Center. The control room was a practical and economical solution that provided HD wireless cameras and HD switcher to facilitate the arena HD-TV production to the new scoreboard.

Comcast Media Center- Centennial, CO – InDemand Control Room rebuild

This project involved the design and rebuild of the infrastructure and control rooms for a major cable industry franchise at the Comcast Media Center. The InDemand Live sports control room handles up to 24 simultaneous channels for live sports broadcasts. The movie content delivery side added 14 additional channels and required a separate control room with playback and live insertion capabilities. 5280 Broadcast worked in collaboration with the Comcast staff to complete this major project on time and on budget.

New Frontier Media- Boulder, CO – NOC and Facility relocation

New Frontier Media moved to its new location in Boulder, CO, combining their technical and administrative facilities into a single facility. 5280 Broadcast completed the move of New Frontier’s network operations center, central equipment room, and post production plant to the new building. The project involved engineering and design services as well as the wiring of the new plant and the physical relocation of critical broadcast equipment. Close coordination with New Frontier’s technical operations, IT, and post production personnel as well as the onsite construction trades ensured a smooth transition from the old facility to the new.

Harris Broadcast- Centennial , CO – Automation & Testing Lab

Harris recently engaged 5280 Broadcast to expand its Automation QA and Test Lab to accommodate eight additional racks for its D-Series automation products. When Harris Broadcast originally planned to build a new lab for automation equipment and systems testing, 5280 Broadcast was awarded the project. Complete with robust patching and routing capabilities for HD/SDI, serial control and audio, this infrastructure supports multiple testing pods with monitoring. The expansion was completed without disruption of ongoing lab activities.

Rocky Mountain PBS – Master Control and CER Reconstruction

5280 Broadcast successfully completed the redesign and installation of a new consolidated master control system for KRMA, KRMJ, and KTSC.  The launch of the system completed Rocky Mountain PBS’ transition to a fully digital HD infrastructure which includes discrete PBS program streams for the Denver, Grand Junction, and Colorado Springs/Pueblo markets, as well as two sub-channels for each.  5.1 and DVS audio capabilities were introduced to RMPBS’ viewers for the first time.  Aging analog and SD infrastructure items including the core router and MPEG encoders were phased out of operation over several nights thus reducing the impact to the air chain.

KSNW/KSNT/KTMJ

Wichita and Topeka, KS – 5280 Broadcast completed a number of projects for stations within the Kansas State Network, owned by New Vision Television. KSNW in Wichita called upon 5280 Broadcast to upgrade their playback server system. 5280 provided and installed a Harris Nexio platform which now handles the station’s standard definition and high definition record and playback functions. KSN again turned to 5280 Broadcast to integrate the operations of newly acquired KTMJ, Topeka’s Fox affiliate, into the technical plant at KSNT. 5280 added a Harris Platinum routing core and Icon Master master control switching and branding systems. Most recently, 5280 Broadcast provided assistance to KSNW in its creation of Kansas Now, a 24 hour News and Weather Channel carried throughout the State of Kansas. The channel, launched in January of 2009, is a collaborative effort between KSN and Cox Communications.

KMGH

Denver, CO – 5280 Broadcast completed The Denver Channel’s new production control center. The project included the design and construction of a completely new control room workspace which has transitioned the KMGH news production team into the HD era. Services provided by 5280 Broadcast included architectural consultation regarding the placement of walls, power, monitoring equipment, and furnishings, wiring of the new Ignite HD production control system, the addition of all new monitoring, patching, KVM, processing, and backup systems and the design and installation of custom operator consoles and millwork. Equipment provided by 5280 Broadcast included custom millwork by Graham Studios, signal processing equipment from Harris, Cobalt Digital, and AJA Video, Harris/Zandar multiviewers, Sharp flat panel displays, a Yamaha digital audio console, and a KVM routing system by Avocent.

KNBN

Rapid City, SD – Rapid Broadcasting selected 5280 Broadcast to supply equipment, engineering, and integration services for its transition to digital broadcasting. 5280 Broadcast recently installed a new routing core, upconversion, monitoring, encoding, and fiber optic equipment. The addition of a Harris NetVX encoding and statistical multiplexing platform has enabled Rapid Broadcasting to not only convert their main NBC feed to high definition digital, but to convert their current low power analog CW and MyTV channels into digital subchannels as well.

ABC News/Democratic National Convention

Denver, CO – 5280 Broadcast provided a team of technicians and engineers to ABC News and NewsOne prior to and during the Democratic National Convention at Denver’s Pepsi Center and Invesco Field in August of 2008. 5280 Broadcast was responsible for installing, terminating, and testing over 90,000 feet of copper and fiber optic cable connecting various camera positions, monitoring locations, and control points within the venues and the production trucks.

WFRV

Green Bay, WI – 5280 Broadcast was chosen by WFRV, the CBS affiliate in Green Bay, WI to supply and integrate their new play-to-air servers, on-air graphics systems, HD router, and associated video and audio processing equipment. WFRV has chosen Harris Nexio servers, Harris Icon Station branding and master control graphics systems, and a Harris Panacea router for this exciting station expansion.

Lake Cedar Group, Golden, CO

We completed work at the Lake Cedar Group site on Lookout Mountain. 5280 Broadcast crews assisted with control room design, installed cable and fiber, wired equipment racks, and installed audio, video, data, and communication connection points from custom panels on the exterior of the building into each LCG member station’s control and monitoring area, all of which helped to move Denver broadcasting into the digital era.

White Diamond Productions, Harrison, AR

5280 Broadcast has completed White Diamond Productions’ latest expansion. 5280 designed and installed White Diamond’s new multi-definition studio and control room which includes a Ross Vision 2MD production switcher, a Pro-Bel router expansion, Harris signal monitoring equipment, and custom-built consoles from Graham Studios. White Diamond Productions is now the proud home of Northern Arkansas’ only full featured high definition production studio.

Gaiam, Inc., Louisville, CO

Gaiam/Conscious Media recently commissioned 5280 Broadcast for the re-design and re-location of their post production facility into their newly acquired environmentally friendly corporate headquarters in Louisville, CO. 5280 Broadcast was responsible for the integration of ten racks of legacy tape and editing equipment with a new multi-level routing system serving outlying editing, graphics, and encoding stations. 5280 was also faced with the logistical challenges involved with relocating an active facility while keeping downtime to an absolute minimum.

Charter Media

5280 Broadcast was chosen to provide hardware, design, and integration services for the post-production and VOD encoding suites at Charter Media in Greenwood Village, CO.

Mountain West Sports Network

5280 Broadcast completed the installation of an all new digital workflow solution for the Mountain West Sports Network. This project replaced the legacy tape-based feed acquisition and production playback operations with a server-based ingest, edit-in-place, and playback system. Additional signal ties between the newsroom and production studios were also installed, creating additional flexibility and future expansion potential.

WFRV

Green Bay, WI – 5280 Broadcast recently completed the installation and integration of a Sundance Digital automation system at WFRV – TV5 in Green Bay. The installation was managed by Randy Reed in Green Bay with cable fabrication being completed by the 5280 staff in Denver.

Sparrowhawk Broadcast Services

5280 Broadcast was selected by Sparrowhawk Broadcast to provide installation and wiring services for their new 16-channel master control suite located south of Denver. The system was cabled to Sparrowhawk’s rigid wiring standards and the project was completed as a collaborative effort between 5280’s and Sparrowhawk’s engineering departments.

Orion Multimedia

Orion Multimedia contracted 5280 Broadcast to provide equipment, engineering, and installation for their new HD offline suite and closed-captioning system. These new systems will enable Orion to ingest multiple SD and HD tape formats into their Final Cut editing infrastructure, perform dubs and quality control operations in an efficient manner, and caption both SD and HD material in house.

Comcast Media Center

An exciting collaborative effort between 5280 Broadcast and the ComcastMedia Center engineering team has recently come to a close. 5280 Broadcastwas selected to provide equipment, engineering services, and installationlabor for the construction of a state of the art high definition productionstudio and control room at the CMC in Littleton, CO. The project consistedof the relocation of an existing standard definition studio, pre-wiring forthe HD infrastructure, and construction of the new control room.

KCOS

El Paso, TX. 5280 Broadcast assisted the West Texas PBS station in its move to a new facility. 5280’s Director of Engineering designed the KCOS master and production control systems with the knowledge that the facility would be moving to a new home in the near future. Later, the modular design put in place two years earlier proved to be successful, as the system was de-commissioned, moved, re-cabled, and put back in service in less than three days. 5280 Broadcast provided logistical assistance, re-cabling, and system testing services during this critical phase.