As the Denver Cutthroats hockey franchise was in its infancy, it became apparent that some of the equipment we were seeking was going to be in a backorder situation long after our home opener. Knowing this, we put an RFP out seeking a complete multicam production package with replay. Live-Online Television responded with a very competitive package that clearly reflected their understanding of our requests, and what they were able to do to exceed expectations without breaking the bank.
Live-Online Television came into the historic Denver Coliseum with a multicam production package that helped us create a memorable hockey experience for our fans. As the building is quite dated, the only logical control area was literally on the concourse. I can hardly speak enough to the cleanliness of their setup. The racks are clean, and the cable management on the back end is stunning. The control surface is dominated by two 55" multiviewers that left many hockey fans stopping and watching video production happening right before their eyes. The presentation of the Live-Online equipment on our concourse became an attraction, rather than an eyesore. We even reconsidered our control situation based on the presentation of the Live-Online equipment.
Beyond putting on a video board production for our hockey team, Live-Online Television went out of their way to ensure they were integrated with our game ops. They provided intercom for all of the positions directly attached to their equipment (cameras, director, replay op, engineering) but they also tied in with the game ops desk, DJ, in-game host on wireless, house audio, house lighting, off-ice PA announcer and even some extra headsets on nights when they were requested on short notice. They also sent a multiviewer feed to the game ops area so all cameras and the program output could be monitored away from the video production area. Live-Online Television did their best to ensure that the challenges of game ops and video production being physically separated wouldn't have an impact on our show.
When considering value, I'm quite impressed by what Live-Online Television was able to deliver. It isn't [necessarily] immediately visible, but you're buying into a very flexible system. The ability to add sources and destinations to the HD Vision production system seems limitless. From game to game we would have elements to integrate with their system, an extra camera, an extra iso feed, keyables with audio, and it was never a problem, because beyond a flexible system, there's a willing engineer who wants to accommodate. There's a lot of value in a flexible system, but a helpful engineer can push any system to the next level.
Live-Online Television will always have a strong recommendation from the Denver Cutthroats. When we were in a pinch to get the hockey franchise started up their HD Vision system and helpful engineering staff helped us get started on the right foot. If you're looking for a production house who cares about presenting your event in the best light possible, you've found them.