TPG is Charlotte’s premier Satellite Media Tour (SMT) provider. An SMT is a one-day series of 20 or more short, 5-10 minute interviews, conducted back-to-back on TV, radio, and online. SMT interviews are conducted in a broadcast studio or on-location, eliminating the hassle of traveling to each market, and thus minimizing expenses.
The SMT format is the best way to get your experts and spokespeople interviewed on multiple TV stations across the country in a very short period of time (usually about 5 hours).
PremiereTV hired TPG to conduct an SMT for CMT’s new series “Racing Wives,” involving more than 20 TV and radio stations around the country. TPG handled all aspects of the SMT production on-site at our professional broadcast studios, from make-up services and catering to lighting, camera work, audio, and broadcast technicalities to each media outlet.
“Racing Wives” gives viewers a glimpse of the personal and professional lives of racing’s most prominent wives, as they support their husbands, friends, and each other, both on and off the track. Set in Lake Norman, North Carolina (home to some of NASCAR’s most recognized names), the show features Samantha and Ashley Busch, married to NASCAR drivers Kyle and Kurt Busch, respectively; Amber Balcean, a female NASCAR driver; Whitney Ward Dillon, former Tennessee Titans cheerleader and wife of NASCAR’s Austin Dillon; and her best friend and fellow cheerleader, Mariel Lane.
“I had so much fun filming this show and getting to know the rest of the cast and crew. All of the girls are amazing and we really put our stories and hearts out there. Although I’m not a racing wife, I’m a girl who went after her dreams, trying to make it in a male-dominated sport. If I was able to inspire just a few people, then it’s all worth it.”
– Amber Balcean
- Lights: Dracast 2000 Bi-Color LED & Dracast Bi Color 500 LED & Quasar Bi Color & Slimpar RGB
- Camera: Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast w Fujinon TV Lens
- Phone Systems – JK Audio Innkeeper to split caller voice and feed through IFB
- VyVx Fiber – To broadcast video signal to networks/stations