ESPN has selected Grass Valley production technologies to equip its new HD Digital Center 2 broadcast facility in Bristol, which is expected to be complete in spring 2014.
The deal builds upon the longstanding relationship between ESPN and Grass Valley. Grass Valley is supplying ESPN with new state of the art video production equipment.
The new system will give ESPN the ability to produce high-quality live sports broadcasts as well as air a variety of sports highlight, talk, and documentary-styled shows. The new 193,000-square-foot ESPN Digital Center 2 will supply programming for ESPN’s HD channel, which is available to direct broadcast satellite and cable TV systems throughout the United States.
Digital Center 2 will include six control rooms and four studios — one of which will serve as the new home for SportsCenter, ESPN’s flagship and popular daily sports news television show.