LMG selects EVS Strada as core routing solution for new All Elite Wrestling production trucks

Live Media Group (LMG), a provider of mobile production trucks for entertainment and sporting events across North America, has opted for EVS’ Strada® routing solution to power its latest cutting-edge production trucks. The decision comes after a rigorous evaluation process aimed at identifying a dependable, fast, flexible, and robust ST 2110 complete broadcast system that would meet client needs.

The announcement was made today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. Michael Sullivan, President of Live Media Group, stated: “After years of evaluating ST 2110 systems, it became evident that the EVS Strada solution sets the industry standard and perfectly aligns with our requirements for capabilities, functionality, and system stability, making it the ideal choice to serve as the core of our new production trucks. Our project team, led by Chief Engineer Kevin Norris and VP of Engineering Scott Tucker, has worked tirelessly on this project, and we’re incredibly excited to see these trucks in action.”

Strada combines EVS’ Cerebrum broadcast control and monitoring system with the network-attached processor Neuron, providing advanced router capabilities through customizable interfaces and flexible IP/SDI I/O for real-time uncompressed video/audio. It also seamlessly integrates Arista’s Ethernet switches and Providius’ NVRT network performance monitoring solution. Sullivan added: “Strada’s powerful processing capabilities, as well as significant third-party interoperability, were also critical factors in our decision-making process.”

Live Media Group operates a diverse fleet of state-of-the-art production trucks, ranging from 53′ double expandable UHD trucks to 20′ production/uplink hybrid trucks, ensuring top-tier coverage for events of all sizes. These trucks serve sports broadcasters, leagues, entertainment events, concerts, and corporate partners throughout North America. The Strada solution will be at the heart of two of the 53’ expandable production trucks capable of UHD/HDR coverage of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), set to be operational by June, with extensive client testing before going live later this summer.

“These trucks are custom-built for this highly technical diverse show, which requires an extremely detailed level of planning. The teams from AEW as well as Broadcast Service Group, who handle the production for this show, have been tremendous partners, and EVS has answered the call for any needs for this show,” commented Michael Sullivan.

David Pinkel, SVP Sales, North America at EVS, remarked: “LMG’s investment in our Strada routing solution opens the door for expanded capabilities and streamlined IP operations. It also marks a significant milestone in the ongoing expansion of our Media Infrastructure portfolio of solutions.”

Sullivan concluded: “EVS has always been a key partner for Live Media, as well as our partner divisions. Our relationship has been instrumental in delivering the best possible solutions to our customers, and we’re excited to expand that partnership going forward.”

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