Thunder Mobile: Thunder Studios x HRS Mobile TV Merger



Contact: Rolando Nichols, HRS Mobile TV

Phone: (310) 237-5653


Thunder Studios Partners with HRS Mobile TV

[Los Angeles County, CA, October 8] Thunder Studios CEO Rodric David and Hollywood Riviera Studios CEO Rolando Nichols are excited to announce a joint venture to provide dedicated broadcast sound stage rentals and mobile broadcast services from Thunder Studio’s 150,000 sq ft studio facility in Long Beach, California. As part of the joint venture Hollywood Riviera Studios will relocate from its facility in Torrance and base its fleet of mobile broadcast trucks and satellite units at the Thunder Studios campus. In collaboration the partners are currently converting Thunder Studios Stages 6 and 10 into two dedicated full-serviceproduction and broadcast sound stages of 5,000 and 3,000 ft sq each. These dedicated broadcast stages will have traditional talk show or news sets, permanent Cycloramas and green screens and offer both fiber optic and satellite transmission connectivity.

Rodric David said in a statement, “The addition of Rolando and his HRS team to the Thunder services offering is a tremendous opportunity for Thunder Studios as well as our esports business Thunder Gaming, to broaden our ‘in studio’ service capabilities and our ‘on location’ offering of equipment rental and broadcast services. Our new live broadcast stages will expand Thunder Studios core capabilities and together we can now service our customers equipment rental and mobile broadcast needs throughout Southern California and Northern Mexico where Rolando has built a loyal customer base.”

Rolando Nichols said in a Statement, “Moving our operation to Thunder Studios allows HRS to continue to grow and expand. For the last 10 years Hollywood Riviera Studios has operated as a single stage facility, but now with Thunder’s resources we will be able to offer expanded and upgraded service to our clients. Bringing our broadcast capabilities and expertise to Thunder will allow both companies to become even more competitive in the media landscape in the US and Mexico. I am excited to work with Rodric and his visionary team and look forward to integrating and offering our collective services to the production community.”

Thunder Studios is an independent full-service 150,000 sq ft studio facility focused on new content opportunities leveraging digital distribution and 20 + years of production expertise. In January 2018, Thunder launched its Thunder Gaming division and built a dedicated 16,000 sq ft esports arena which broadcast live gameplay of the +5,000 participants a month that play in weekly video game tournaments featuring influencers from a variety of games. Thunder’s reputation is built on empowering creators with premium productions in commercials, television, music videos, film, digital and live streaming. Recent clients include: Target, Facebook, Adidas, Nike, and music videos for Kendrick Lamar, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and Mac Miller.

 HRS Mobile TV offers full service, multi-camera mobile production and transmission services for conventional sports, eSports, corporate, live or taped events and concerts in the Western United States and Latin America.  They have been servicing clients such as Blizzard Entertainment, NBC Universal, ESPN, Fox, Univision, Food Network, Telemundo, Azteca and more for over a decade. HRS Mobile TV owns mobile production units and offers consulting, crewing, engineering logistics, production and transmission services and is based at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, California.


For more information about this partnership;

please call Rolando Nichols at (310) 237-5653 or Thunder Studios at (310) 762-1360