On the opening day of the 2021 NHL Season on its new home on TNT, Turner Sports unveiled its brand new broadcast studio for the hockey league for the next three years – all powered by disguise.
To welcome the start of the season, a quartet of disguise vx 2 media servers and five rx II render nodes will now drive over 270º of wrap around visual content in the new studio which was built in just under two months with the help of disguise certified solution provider and Atlanta-based creative studio MEPTIK.
disguise’s ability to seamlessly combine LED and projection to create the huge canvas helped the team deliver the elements in the short timeframe. The disguise solution combined nine projectors, two LED walls and multiple cameras into a single end-to-end workflow that helped deliver the project smoothly from concept to the final solution.
“This is a full broadcast studio completely driven by disguise,” said Gideon Ferber, disguise’s director of product for broadcast, who oversaw the development of the studio.
“Turner Sports opted for the full disguise solution for its ease of use and efficiency of delivery.”
The studio’s set ties into TNT’s signature style and the branding theme of its design system known as ‘Black Ice’, and channels the look of modern arenas with their huge displays and lighting effects.
Subtle hockey-style elements include the oval shape of the set, which mirrors that of an ice rink, and the anchor desk’s ice shards base and hockey stick-shaped surround.
The set’s immersive displays are a unique combination of LEDs and projection with curved custom built LED panels on two sides of the oval and projection screens filling the rest of the visual canvas.