Hanover’s Broadcast Sports Inc. wins Baltimore Grand Prix work
The Baltimore Grand Prix has tapped Hanover’s Broadcast Sports Inc. to provide a drivers-eye view for those watching the inaugural IndyCar event on television Labor Day weekend.
BSI will supply a total of 17 camera systems in dashboards of car, including a high-definition on-board camera, four radio frequency hand-held camera systems, five wireless announcer systems, and one helicopter with a camera system to the event.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
BSI will be setting up a microwave receive system on the ground of the event that includes 12 sites on the track to capture the video and audio signals that are transmitted from the cars, helicopter, and all other wireless systems. Fifteen employees from the company will be on-site to service the race over the two days of competition.
“We are excited to have an opportunity to provide our services in front of our home town crowd,” Danny Reichert, operations manager of BSI, said in a statement. “This race will help to stimulate more interest in Indy Car racing in the area as well as provide needed revenue for the city and its businesses.”
BSI, which has provided television technology for events including NASCAR races, the Kentucky Derby, X-Games, World Series and Super Bowl, isn’t the first local company to undertake Grand Prix work.
City Baltimore’s Motorsports Consulting Services designed the race track, while other local firms were picked to construct the track. Last week, the Grand Prix announced Baltimore’s Segs in the City will provide Segway tours of the track during race weekend.
Local sponsors for the event thus far include Baltimore’s Merritt Properties LLC, My 24-WUTB, Mission Media LLC, Royal Farms and Dundalk’s Mobtown Cycle.