March 23-25, 2002  Good Morning America Post Oscars Show, Beverly Hills, CA

  ABCís Good Morning America produced their "full origination" post Oscars live remote show from the Beverly Hills Hotel and UniSat was front and center.  With space limitations and a desire to minimize an impact on the hotel, GMA required an efficient unit that could handle the complicated production and KU satellite uplink.  Good Morning America network production executives called upon UniSatís Digital TES 2 for the job.  UniSat had previously been called by ABC to provide complete production and uplink services for the highly rated Connie Chung Gary Condit interview in August of 2001.
  The two-hour live show incorporated multiple locations throughout the hotel, both indoors and out. Equipment complement included 5 Ikegami HL59W triax cameras (11 triax cable drops), 2 Fujinon 4.8 wide angle lens, Vinten Osprey camera pedestal, Stedicam, jib camera system, dual path KU satellite uplink, 2 KU returns, C Band network return, 6 12/10 bit frame synchronizers, 14 telephone hybrids, 29 telephone lines (9 cellular), 44 microphones, 8 wireless IFB transmitters, 6 wireless intercom systems and over 13,500 feet of video and audio cabling.  UniSat also provided production and satellite services to multiple BBC shows including BBC World and News 24, during the busy Academy Awards Show week.

UniSat: Good Morning America "Home Base" set.    UniSat: Good Morning Amercia "In commercial" lobby area of Beverly Hills Hotel.

UniSat: Good Morning America Oscar 2002, Beverly Hills Hotel.

UniSat: WABC live remote prior to Good Morning Amercia live remote.    UniSat: Fireplace set inside the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Unisat: GMA pre-production meeting 40 minutes till show time!    UniSat: Inside UniSat Digital TES 2 with Bob Mckenan (pictured center) director of Good Morning America Oscar 2002 live remote.

Unisat: Joel Siegel and Charlie Gibson on the red carpet for opening segment of Good Morning America, Beverly Hills Hotel.

UniSat: Wolfgang Puck displays table setting for Oscar 2002.    UniSat: Roof of Beverly Hills Hotel

UniSat: lots and lots of gear!    UniSat: Good Morning America from the roof of the Beverly Hills Hotel.
UniSat: C Band downlink provided by StarWest Satellite (Ken Mesa)        UniSat: Click here to get an inside view of the production. (movile file .mpg)        UniSat: GMA credential issued to the crew at the Beverly Hills Hotel
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