Sunday's Super Bowl is undoubtedly the biggest TV event of the year. Here at KELOLAND TV, people are working behind the scenes to ensure you seen every snap of the game and every ad flawlessly.
A big generator behind KELOLAND TV is just one piece of equipment helping insure that you see Sunday's Super Bowl without a hiccup. KELO has a generator to keep everything running and that's not all.
"A lot of our main systems, the systems that keep us on the air, we have battery backup systems for them. If a power failure occurs, a lot of times the equipment doesn't even know it," chief engineer Paul Myrick said.
Those systems have also been repaired since the downtown outage. As for the commercials that will run during the Super Bowl coverage, those too have emergency plans.
"Those will have their own backup system. They plug into two completely separate backup sources, so we're double redundancy on some of that, especially on commercials because we like to be sure the commercials run," Myrick said.
As for the game, KELO will relay the signal of the game that is sent here from CBS. That will be dialed up on multiple sources, so if one goes down, another one will pop up. The goal of this behind the scenes work is to ensure your viewing experience is perfect.
"Some show, like the Super Bowl, for engineering, it's all hands on deck. We'll have bodies at every site to make sure if something goes wrong, we can take care of it quickly," Myrick said.
Pre-game coverage starts at ten in the morning, central time. The big game kicks off at 5:30.