Immense new 4K UHD center-hung video boards coming for the NBA’s latest arena in Sacremento
Stephan Jukic – January 22, 2016
The Sacramento Kings are premiering the NBA’s first 4K Ultra HD center-hung video board with some truly gigantic screens.
In cooperation with Panasonic in this particular case, the NBA is moving even further into the embrace of 4K Technology, after making their recent first ever 4K UHD live sports broadcast for public audiences of a Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics game a few days ago through TSN, the National Basketball Association is now announcing their first upcoming installation of the first ever 4K UHD center-hung video board, to be built in partnership with Panasonic Enterprise Solutions.
The new 4K video board, which will grace the center of the stadium above the arena, will be built into the new Golden 1 Center, which is the new “world-class” indoor sports and entertainment venue that is going to be opened in October of 2016 in downtown Sacramento, California.
With over 6,100 square feet of display space, the massive new center-hung video board will offer the largest in-game display screens in the entire NBA and will be more than seven times the size of the King’s current video board, called KingsVision and located at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
The new four-screen video board will also come with two sideline screens which are themselves each five times the size of existing sideline displays and all of these new screens will use the latest in LED technology and 4K UHD resolution at 3840 x 2160 pixels, offering up a total of more than 32 million pixels across them all. With the level of clarity offered by 4K resolution, which is nearly five times sharper than Full HD, the gigantic sizes of all these screens aren’t a problem with ensuring high quality levels of details and video feed sharpness.
In other words, fans of the NBA games in the new Golden 1 Center will have no problem getting their eyes on crystal-clear views of the action from anywhere in the new stadium in 4K resolution and the total length of the main video board will span about 84 feet, from baseline to baseline with each of the four main screens measuring 44 feet by 24 feet in their dimensions.
According to Vivek Ranadive, owner of the Sacramento Kings, “Our partnership with Panasonic will revolutionize how fans consumer the game –giving them an unmatched viewing experience from the moment they walk into Golden 1 Center. We are proud to deliver the world’s latest technology and provide a transformative experience to the best fans in the NBA.”
As for Panasonic, the electronics manufacturer which is building the immense new 4K displays and also manufactures a wide range of cutting-edge 4K UHD TVs, the president of Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, Jim Doyle, had the following to say: “We are thrilled to be the official display technologies partner of the Sacramento Kings. There are endless possibilities to help enhance the guest experience throughout the arena and we look forward to delivering the most cutting-edge technology to impress and amaze all who enter Golden 1 Center.”
Additional Panasonic display technologies which will massively enhance the NBA game viewing experience at the upcoming Golden 1 Center consists of:
- Two custom LED screens, each over 25 feet tall which will welcome fans as they enter the arena’s main doors. These will feature fan-oriented content, game highlights and event information.
- A total of 600 HD video displays which will be scattered throughout the Golden 1 Center concourses, clubs and suites for making sure that fans don’t miss a second of gameplay as they move about.
- About 1,500 feet of LED ribbon boards will also decorate the arena bowl, with constant streams of real time information, advanced statistics and aggregated social media content.
Story by 4k.com