NBC, ESPN and Tennis Channel are making use of an on-site tapeless production set-up to provide coverage of this year's Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

Avid editing, storage and production asset management products, and EVS servers, are being used to provide HD and SD coverage from Wimbledon's purpose-built broadcast facility.

The set-up will provide live coverage, interviews and highlights packages throughout the tournament.

NBC and Tennis Channel will be broadcasting in HD, while ESPN will use standard definition.

All three channels will broadcast regular programmes with tight deadlines, requiring a stable, reliable workflow from capture through to transmission.

NEP Visions is providing the outside broadcast facilities. On Sight completed the installation.

NEP Visions contracts director Brian Clark believes there are a number of factors that make this year at Wimbledon a year of technical developments and innovation.

“It is the first time NBC has broadcast this event in HD, ESPN has expanded its use of Avid suites and its EVS network, plus this is the very first time Tennis Channel has had a presence at Wimbledon,” he explained. “We need to ensure everything goes smoothly. The Avid collaboration with EVS has given our US clients enormous benefits in terms of workflow and ease of use.”

Cameras continue to roll throughout the tournament. Feeds from the BBC and rushes for interviews and other packages are captured onto Avid Unity shared storage systems via Avid Media Composer editing suites, while match footage is transferred directly from EVS using the Avid Interplay Transfer engine.

Packages are edited and finished on Avid Media Composer systems and Symphony Nitris systems before being transferred directly back to EVS for playout.

Simon Craddock, the managing Director of On Sight said: “This Avid solution with EVS integration, which provides seamless interchange of HD material, is a further example of HD excellence and innovation.”