CAT Entertainment Services Provides Electricity and Temperature Control for the NASCAR Daytona 500

February 25, 2011 10:47

CAT Entertainment Services (CES) was once again responsible for bringing the Daytona 500 into NASCAR fans’ homes by powering the television broadcasting compound. CES is always proud to power and support NASCAR, Daytona International Speedway (DIS) and CAT racecar # 31 driver Jeff Burton. NASCAR Broadcast Television Compound Powered by CAT Entertainment Services' Generators

This year, CAT Entertainment Services provided all of the pre-planning, technical advice, customized installation and on-site operations required to power for the television compound at the Daytona 500. CAT Entertainment worked closely with NASCAR Media Group to ensure a successful worldwide broadcast of the most prestigious and famous stock car race in the industry.

The 2011 Daytona 500 was extraordinarily special because it was the first race on a new racetrack. Daytona International Speedway completed the first complete renovation of the racetrack since 1958 just in time for this year’s Daytona 500 race. CES ensured that the live broadcast of this milestone event was televised worldwide without a glitch.

In addition to powering the NASCAR television broadcast, CES was on-site providing service all Speed Week long in Daytona Beach. CAT Entertainment provided power generation and comfort air for Sponsor events and the entire Hospitality Village. CES power technicians provided specialized cooling and heating through an integral duct system that maintained a pleasant aesthetic appearance without reducing temperature control performance.

In total CAT Entertainment Services supplied approximately 2000 tons air conditioning, 10.2 million BTU of heating, 4 megawatts of power generation and 4.25 miles of cable!

CAT Entertainment Services is a worldwide provider of temporary power generation and temperature control equipment for any entertainment or event industry application. CES provides power for the following market segments: film/ video production, cable/ broadcast, corporate/ special/ sporting events, and concert touring production. CES provides state-of-the-art equipment and the most knowledgeable power professionals in the industry. CAT Entertainment Services is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida with offices in Orlando and Tampa, Florida; Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, California, New York and New England. For more information, go to


Clean Reliable Power Provided for National Football Championship Broadcast

February 08, 2011 02:27

Cat® Entertainment Services tackles Old Man Winter to ensure national football championship broadcast and events ran smoothly.portable power generator

Neither ice nor record-breaking cold could keep Cat Entertainment Services from delivering on its promise to supply clean, reliable power to FOX Sports at the big game this past Sunday. The power requirements for the broadcast had been determined months in advance by the Cat Team and addressed with attention to every detail. On game day, their elite combination of Caterpillar® generator power and technical proficiency made all the difference.

In addition to the FOX Sports broadcast, Cat Entertainment Services supplied the power, heating and technical services at various pre-game and corporate hospitality events. Fans and officials attending these activities at Cowboys Stadium and throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area remained informed, entertained and comfortable. Although it took Dallas natives and visiting football fans by surprise, the Cat Entertainment technicians—unfazed by the abnormally wintry weather—had no problem coordinating the transmission of more than 16 MW of power through almost 39 miles of cable. That’s enough energy to power a community of 400,000 households!

Following the big game, Cat Entertainment Services’ February schedule includes other high-profile sports broadcast assignments, such as power for the NBA's All Star Game, NASCAR's Speed Week and the Daytona 500. Also in February, Cat Entertainment Services will provide back-up power for the live Grammy broadcast and remote power for the re-start of U2’s world tour, which kicks off in South Africa.

Cat Entertainment Services is a worldwide provider of temporary power generation and temperature control equipment for all your entertainment needs. There is no job too large or too small to benefit from our high quality professional services. In addition to providing state-of-the-art equipment, Entertainment Services professionals and technicians integrate planning, technical advice, customized installation, on-site operation and support into every project. With Cat Entertainment Services, failure is not an option. We are committed to Caterpillar's standard of excellence, and guarantee the highest quality equipment and service.

Headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida with supporting offices in Orlando and Tampa; Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, California, and New York, Entertainment Services can provide electric power to a single tent or an entire stadium. The primary market segments we serve are: film / video, broadcast / cable, corporate events, concert touring, special events. 

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