HOUSTON (April 8, 2009) – Aggreko, the global leader in rental power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air systems, has signed a multi-year contract to provide services to all NCAA–produced championship broadcasts. Under this contract, Aggreko Event Services will power the production trucks for the broadcast of about 35 events per year. Some of the more high-profile events include broadcasts of the Division I, Division II and Division III football championships preliminary rounds and Division I baseball and softball championships as well The Big Dance®, a concert event at the 2009 Men’s Final Four® basketball playoffs in Detroit.
“Aggreko’s past performance providing power to the largest NCAA events has been exemplary,” said Greg Shaheen, NCAA Senior Vice President for Basketball and Business Strategies. “Aggreko is enabling the NCAA to deliver championships to a TV audience across the nation and around the world while increasing the exposure for our events, our schools and their student-athletes. It truly helps the NCAA enhance the championship experience for fans and participants alike.”
Under the contract, Aggreko will provide the most experienced technical support and uninterruptible, silenced power to each NCAA-produced championship broadcast.
“Our partnership with the NCAA over the past several years has been a wonderful experience,” said Gary Meador, Aggreko’s National Event Services Director. “The NCAA is great to work with and is always appreciative of our hard work and professionalism.”
Aggreko has a long history of powering the highest profile events in the world, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.
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About the NCAA
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