NTV, Turkey’s first news channel, began broadcasting in 1996. They recently launched their new broadcast set, which was designed by Clickspring Design and Integrated by McCann Systems.
FOX News wanted an eye-catching and compelling audio visual element for their FOX News set, located on the 12th floor of FOX News Corporation in midtown Manhattan and home to the FOX Report with Shepard Smith and the 5PM Hour hosted by Glenn Beck.
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NASDAQ OMX turned to McCann Systems to upgrade the video wall and replace the existing analog equipment with a 100% digital system. Originally selected as consultants to study and prepare the performance RFP, McCann was ultimately chosen to execute the integration as well.
Working closely with Clickspring Designs, McCann Systems was instrumental in creating a versatile studio set for three of CNN’s top shows, American Morning, Paula Zahn Now and Anderson Cooper 360˚.
From the onset, this project had a tight schedule compelling us to condense what would normally take twelve weeks into six… without sacrificing quality control or technology. To succeed, our planning and programming departments worked tirelessly to create and manage a tightly administered integration schedule.
Creating the AV systems for the screening room of the largest film studio east of Hollywood, CA, was awarded to McCann Systems due to its extensive experience with customized design/build.
For CNN’s International’s broadcast sets in Atlanta and London, McCann used the technology and equipment formula implemented and proved successful at the CNN Communications Center in New York.
CNN Weather Channel designers had very exacting parameters in mind for the 6’ tall by 8’ wide main AV screen at their new studio set. As the design/integration company for the project, McCann’s specialists knew just where to look for the solution.
Pioneers in commercial-free satellite radio, Sirius called on McCann to design and integrate signage in the company’s two-story lobby at their Rockefeller Center headquarters.
A cramped, odd shaped installation area made the AV design and integration of CNN’s Headline News studio set a real challenge.
A 26′ x 7′ seamless, concave, projection screen with a 3900 x 768 pixel image of New York City is the main set element for News Channel 4′s six and eleven o’clock news. To achieve a panoramic effect, a single piece,.57 gain rear projection screen material was used.
Following the integration of the country’s largest high resolution, edge-blended video wall in the lobby of IAC’s office tower, McCann tackled the challenges of the “galleon’s” ship-shaped upper floor conference rooms.Conference rooms in a “sailing ship”. Due to the extraordinary “ship-like” contours of this Frank Gehry designed, 10- story, glass enclosed office tower, each of the meeting rooms presented unique challenges.
Walking from the lobby through the main entrance, visiting groups are greeted by a community wall consisting of three rear projection video cubes. Stacked 6 feet high, they highlight the presenter delivering a welcoming message. Walk a little further and a custom designed screen is the backdrop for the university logo and a text message. The screen is composed of alternating opaque and clear horizontal strips. The message is displayed on the opaque strips while the clear strips allow guests to see through to the campus.