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MLB Network built a new 40,000 square-foot building directly next door to its current headquarters and studio facility. The focus of the new facility is a state-of-the-art, 8,000-square foot studio that is home to three daily studio shows. Named in honor of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, “Studio 21” innovates the way MLB Network studio programming is presented, using at least five multi-camera studio positions and cutting-edge technology adaptable to any show, story or club, from hanging video displays to augmented reality graphic components.
Whereas Studio 42 is a replica baseball field, Studio 21 combines elements of a traditional ballpark with the latest in modern TV technology. The walls of the studio resemble the exterior of a ballpark, including an 1,800-square foot courtyard, six-foot tall entrance gates, and a brick pattern on the floor. Given its namesake, the studio design pays tribute to Roberto Clemente, with a seven-foot bronze medallion bearing Clemente’s uniform number “21” and a 15-foot wide “Studio 21” sign in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ signature block lettering at the entrance. Photos of Clemente are featured throughout the space, and his is one of five framed jerseys on display, amongfellow Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig, Tony Gwynn and Kirby Puckett.
Developed and commissioned by our partner AV Design Services, the walls of the studio are lined with nearly 1,400-square-foot of high-resolution LED displays. Content ranges from game highlight reels, network branding and green screen type effects with background imagery simulating a hallway behind the brick wall to make the studio seem even more expansive.
"For projects of the scope and magnitude of the Major League Baseball Network's new Studio 21 project it was imperative that AVDS leverage the engineering expertise of a trusted partner like D3,” stated Jim Landy, Managing Partner of AV Design Services. Landy continued, “The D3 engineering team understands the complexities of this type of design coupled with the importance of the complex integration requirements. The combination of quality product, coupled with detailed pre and post install engineering, and skilled production technicians all lead to premier broadcast quality results. AVDS is proud to have partnered with D3 LED on many broadcast projects through the years and looks forward to working together for many years to come.”
1,560px x 2,720px
Left, Center & Right Field Displays
1,440px x 2,080px each
BOWTIE ARCH LEFT & RIGHT Displays
1,440px x 1,120px each
BOWTIE & Ballroom INTERVIEW Displays
840px x 960px each
120px x 1,280px each double sided
BALL Wall Display
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