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ESPN, SEC to Launch TV, Digital Service in 2014
As expected, ESPN and the Southeastern Conference will launch the SEC Network in August 2014. Coming out of the gate, the SEC Network will present over 1,000 events annually, 450 on television, across football, basketball and Olympic-style sports, the balance on digital platforms.
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Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards: CCTV
Chinese Central Television (CCTV) decided to make a significant increase in the quantity of original programming produced in the United States, for both U.S. and Chinese distribution. This necessitated an expansion of their broadcast presence in D.C.
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Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards: CNN
It’s been a full-court press since CNN decided to relocate its election headquarters to its Washington, D.C. bureau. The bureau actually laid the groundwork for the project more than three years ago with an HD upgrade to the facility that included a massive expansion of its Terminal Gear Room (TGR) by 70 racks.
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Broadcast Engineering 12th annual Excellence Award winners
Broadcast Engineering magazine just finished its 12th contest honoring the industry’s best examples of innovation, high-quality design, and construction, as decided by its readers.
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AIA DC Member News Feature Article
Lawson & Associates, Architects is pleased to announce that they have been selected as architect for the relocation of Aljazeera's 35,000 square-foot Washington, DC broadcast facility at 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW.
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CNN Adds Virtual Touch to Election Coverage
CNN offered its viewers a new and innovative "look" in the network's presentation of the Nov. 6 election returns. The event marked the first time the cable network's new 2,200-square foot Washington D.C. HD studio facility was used for election coverage.
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Setting a New Political Stage
As networks look for ways to better juggle their online, mobile and social media efforts with their on-air coverage, new sets will play an important, conducive role in keeping all the balls flying in the air at the same time on Election Night.
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Behind the Scenes: CNN's Control Room
A peek at the multimillion-dollar state-of-the-art space inside the network's DC headquarters. Come November 6, this room will be CNN central for the cable channel’s election-night reporting—and a few months later for its inauguration coverage.
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CNN Debuts New Washington Studio
Situated in the new space—which holds 109 monitors and 2,000 feet of cabling— upon entrance from the left side is the first "magic wall," which is one of CNN’s two 82-inch touch screens from Perceptive Pixel.
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Spyder X20 for CCTV
When China's state broadcaster CCTV (China Central Television) launched its new U.S. hub in Washington, D.C., it wanted a clean, elegant on-air look for its first American content targeted to viewers back home.
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CNN Delegates Election Coverage to D.C. Control Hub
CNN isn’t saying much about the look of the studios it is building for its new CNN Election Center in Washington, D.C. But massive monitor walls and touchscreen graphics that have been the centerpiece of its recent coverage will play a major role.
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Winner of post & network production facilities: CNN Washington Bureau
The CNN Washington Bureau expanded its operation onto a new floor of its building in April 2010. The D.C. Bureau's new 8th-floor operation will be used primarily as an open work area for the bureau's assignment desk, political coverage unit and show staffs.
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Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards: CNN Washington Bureau
With the opening of the new floor, the most dramatic innovation introduced was that the assignment desk, the beats, the situation room, "John King USA," the political unit and bureau management all share a single common floor.
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Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards: Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution opened a broadcast television/radio studio in September 2001 to provide live and taped interviews by its scholars giving analysis of breaking news to news outlets worldwide. The original analog-based facility continued to show its value in 2009 when more than 1000 interviews were conducted that year.
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Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards: WFXT
Success in a competitive market means not standing still. WFXT-TV, the local FOX affiliate for the Boston market, wished to expand its current news operations and to reinforce its presence in the broadcast news market.
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Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards Winner
Lawson & Associates Architects win "New studio or RF technology — station" award for their work with AARP.
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Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards: AARP
AARP broadcast facility renovation opens up the views and keeps an eye on future needs. In the AARP 12,000 sq-ft facility, the group wanted the equipment to represent forward thinking, and with the exception of two studios, the entire plant was rebuilt.
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Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards: WTXF-TV
WTXF-TV wanted to stay on- air while replacing every inch of its 80,000 sq-foot building in downtown Philadelphia. The renovation would mean removing every wall and finish; replacing the roof and existing electrical service; creating two-story space; and more.
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