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Bexel has announced support for two more seasons of Hell’s Kitchen, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's culinary competition series on FOX in the US.

hellskitchen 11 oct 2017Under its deal with the show's producer, ITV Entertainment, Bexel provided a full wireless communications infrastructure and a complete technical production solution for seasons 17 and 18 —as it has for all previous seasons of the popular reality show.

The series set features two working kitchens, an on-show restaurant and dining room, interview areas, and living spaces for the contestants. In addition to the stage build, the show's technical crew is challenged with small, medium, and large off-site shoots, ranging from a one- or two-camera shoot to a ten-camera fly-pack shoot with a full video village and live audience.

For seasons 17 and 18, Bexel deployed over a dozen diversity zones for wireless microphone coverage using the Bexel/ASG Managed Antenna System (MAS), a custom-engineered solution that allows for combining, filtration and gain compensation. The MAS fed roughly 40 channels of Sennheiser and Lectrosonics wireless microphones, which enabled sitewide coverage.

“Each new season of Hell’s Kitchen presents unique challenges, and this year was no exception. After supporting the show for 18 seasons and counting, we really value our close working relationship with the incredibly talented technical operations team,” said Rod Allen, senior project manager at Bexel. “The requirements of the production and technical crews are always changing, and we remain agile to support them with necessary equipment and engineering labour, including redesigning wireless communications systems for the show's helicopter aerials, and scenes with contestants scuba-diving or jumping off buildings. We'll work with them to make it happen.”