MediaOne delivers Giant HD upgrade to AT&T Park
MediaOne has completed upgrades at AT&T Park to make
high-definition television pervasive throughout the venue. The result
is an upgraded look for the ballpark and an enhancement for the fans
MediaOne s engineering team planned and implemented the upgrade of the
existing infrastructure to carry HDTV signals, and then directed the
installation of seventy, 50-inch Sony plasma screens at new locations
on the main Promenade Level including a 2×2 matrix and a 3×3 matrix.
The new displays will show HD images of the game in progress, fed
directly from the television production truck, as well as other HD
programming carried by the broadcast network affiliates in the Bay Area.
In addition, MediaOne installed thirteen, 50-inch Sony plasma screens
in the newly remodeled Field Club. All of the new Sony plasmas can be
remotely controlled using Sony s new Display Control System over the
existing RF cabling infrastructure.
MediaOne has a long history in venue broadcast design and management,
mostly focused on interfacing with broadcasters behind the scenes to
ensure top quality broadcast transmission of events. Among other
things, MediaOne designed the broadcast facility at AT&T Park, and
has managed the transmission of Giants games locally and nationally
for 6 years.
MediaOne has been taking care of our broadcast needs for years, said
Larry Baer, Giants Executive Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer. We naturally called upon them to help improve our fan-facing
HD infrastructure. The results speak for themselves.
According to Benjamin Schick, President and General Manager of
MediaOne, The Giants and MediaOne are once again among the pioneers in
HDTV. A few years ago we pioneered High-Definition transmissions for
Major League baseball. We are now bringing the look of the venue in
line with its underlying state of the art infrastructure.