Kent State TeleProductions’ Staff, Satellite Truck Returning to Super Bowl

Super Bowl 2013Being able to tell future employers that you have helped produce the Super Bowl is a big honor. Being able to tell them you did that as a student will blow them away.

[Kent State TeleProductions Staff at Super Bowl] Kent State University TeleProductions’ staff members Jeff Bentley, Jason Forbes and Dan Tonelli; Dan LeBeau, an alumnus of Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication; and Kent State students Mike Donelan and Chris Neiman will travel to East Rutherford, N.J., with the department’s satellite uplink and production truck for Super Bowl XLVIII to provide production and satellite capabilities for FOX Mexico live broadcast of the game.  

In 2013, Kent State TeleProductions partnered with PMTV, a global provider of broadcast and video production services, to offer its clients highly customized broadcast, corporate TV and entertainment needs. After a rigorous negotiation process to make sure its truck and production team met all of the technical and professional requirements, Kent State TeleProductions began working with PMTV and its clients to fulfill live broadcast needs.

“Being invited to work at the Super Bowl for a second year in a row is a significant achievement,” said Mark Bussey, director of technology and TeleProductions at Kent State. “It is a clear indication of TeleProductions’ success last year and the trust they have placed in us.”

This production provides experiential learning opportunities for the students attending. Most professionals in this industry do not get to attend the Super Bowl, but Kent State takes its students to experience production firsthand.

LeBeau will travel with the group to attend the Super Bowl for the second time. He will supervise audio and camera set-up, as well as equipment observation during the game.

“TeleProductions’ involvement with the Super Bowl is a testimony to its reputation, high level of professionalism and technical capability,” Bussey said. “I’m very proud of my team and the talented students who accompany them.”

Follow TeleProductions’ journey to the Super Bowl and its time broadcasting the live show on the TeleProductions Facebook page or on Twitter @TeleProductions #KSUSuperBowl beginning Jan. 30.

About TeleProductions at Kent State University

Kent State University’s TeleProductions is the full-service video production facility located at the Kent Campus. For more than 50 years, TeleProductions has provided the university and surrounding community with a wide range of media production services and award-winning creative, technical and instructional assistance and support. TeleProductions is a unit of the university’s College of Communication and Information.

About Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information

Four academic programs united in July 2002 to establish the College of Communication and Information at Kent State University. The schools of Communication Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Library and Information Science, and Visual Communication Design joined in one college to create a unique learning community in the fields of communication, information and integrative research. Now, the College of Communication and Information celebrates its 10th anniversary as it continues to collaborate on industry and theoretical research while providing excellent education for the next generations of communicators and leaders.

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Photo Caption:
Kent State University TeleProductions sent a crew of five to Super Bowl XLVII
in February 2013 to run the satellite/uplink truck for the
BBC Sport TV broadcast. For a second time, it will send
a crew to this year’s Super Bowl to support a live
broadcast of the game.

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Kramer,, 330-672-1960
Bob Burford,, 330-672-8516

POSTED: Monday, January 27, 2014 12:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 16, 2015 03:58 PM
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