Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Oklahoma State University Gets New Baseball Home in O'Brate Stadium

27/02/2020

Oklahoma State University Gets New Baseball Home in O'Brate Stadium The venue boasts a Daktronics LED videoboard, connects to centralized control room By Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:54 am

Print This Story | Subscribe

Story Highlights

Over the past two weeks, NCAA Division I baseball teams across the nation began their march on the Road to the 2020 College World Series in Omaha, NE. In the American heartland, more specifically in Stillwater, OK, Oklahoma State University is off to a 7-2 start and sits at No. 28 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll. Having started the season in 38-year-old Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, the Cowboys will play their first-ever game in the new $60 million O'Brate Stadium when they open Big 12 Conference play on March 20.

Oklahoma State University is using this logo to commemorate the first season at O'Brate Stadium.

The construction is still ongoing but has been a smooth process, says C.J. Lickert, executive producer, Orange Power Studios, the athletic department's video-production unit. This brand-new stadium comes with new technology and connectivity that will enable better coverage for our fans inside of the venue as well as those watching on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

From Fixed Digital to LED: OSU Crew Adapts to Modern Videoboard

To students or fans attending a ballgame for the first time, the amenities at O'Brate Stadium may seem like the standard, but, when the 1981 season opened at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, fans in attendance were dazzled by what was then the latest and greatest in in-venue technology. Though upgraded over the years, the scoreboard's two-dimensional imaging and mostly stationary information like statistics and out of town scores severely limited Orange Power Studios' productions.

Fast forward to 2020, and this antiquated scoreboard has become obsolete. When the crew fires up content for the first pitch in O'Brate Stadium, the focal point will be a 28.8-ft.-high by 67.2-ft.-wide Daktronics LED videoboard beyond the left-field wall.

Construction having begun in March 2018, the exterior shell of the venue begins to take shape after a year's worth of work.

The biggest change in technology will be the move from a fixed-digit scoreboard to the use of a Daktronics LED board for scoring and video, says Lickert. This will give us the ability to display more statistical information as well as provide even more replays.

With the videoboard, which covers 2,000 sq. ft. of digital real estate, combining visual elements with the customary facts and figures will set O'Brate apart from the previous digs. In a fresh, more modern environment, the entire OSU baseball fanbase will benefit from this project, which broke ground in March 2018.

Overall, O'Brate Stadium will greatly improve our in-venue productions of Oklahoma State Baseball, Lickert says. Since OSU started playing in Allie P. [Reynolds Stadium] in 1981, there has been a number of upgrades along the way for the fan experience as well as in the locker room and the coaches offices. As for the older facility, it does not compare with what O'Brate will be able to provide in terms of technology.

The structure for the LED videoboard was set in place by late August 2018, past the outfield wall above the left-field concourse.

Besides enhanced technology, the new stadium will feature 3,500 permanent seats, 11 suites, and 400 premium seats in club and suite areas. The park has the ability to expand to 8,000 seats when necessary. Inside, a 7,400-sq.-ft. locker room will give players a home away from their dorms, and, on the educational end of the spectrum, a 50-person classroom with tiered seating will allow optimal film sessions or other visual presentations.

Midseason Move: Orange Power Studios' Relies on Two Centralized Control Rooms

Having opened its doors on April 4, 1981, Allie P. Reynolds Stadium has been the campus cathedral of baseball for nearly four decades. With its closure a month into the 2020 campaign, there will be a bit of a transition period between the final game in the old confines on March 15 and the first game in the new place five days later.

To ease the chaos that accompanies such a transition, Orange Power Studios' central hub in the west end zone of football's Boone Pickens Stadium will be at the ready. The centralization will come in handy during this stressful process.

We have preexisting, centralized control rooms with fiber connecting [them] to our sports facilities, says Lickert. We use these two control rooms for both our in-house and Big 12 Now on ESPN+ productions.

A 50-person classroom can accommodate a multitude of uses from team film sessions to other visual presentations.

In the broadcast-control room, Ross Video is at the center of operations with an Acuity production switcher, Xpression graphics, Abekas Mira replay systems, and Tria servers for video playback. In addition, ChyronHego's Duet CGs are on hand to deliver graphics to the screen. In the videoboard-control room, Daktronics Show Control will handle graphics needs for each baseball game.

Since being created in 2013, the production department's improved working space has allowed it to further expand its staff. The turning point came with the introduction of in-venue-production responsibilities.

We use a mix of freelancer, full-time [staffers], and students for our crew, notes Lickert. In previous years, without the big screen, the broadcast productions had an 18- to 20-person crew with eight to 10 freelancers, six to eight students, and two full-timers. With the addition of the in-house shows, this number rose to 26-28 crew members with a slightly more student-heavy ratio.

Show and Tell: New Venue Sweetens Recruitment, Campus-Wide Support
LINK: https://www.sportsvideo.org/2020/02/27/oklahoma-state-university-gets-...
See more stories from svg

Most recent headlines

04/04/2020

WideOrbit Works Remotely: Spotlight on Suzi Gomez, Sales Engineer

The world of work has changed dramatically over the last few weeks, with social distancing measures and shelter-in-place orders forcing many people to work from...

04/04/2020

Coronavirus crisis - EBU calls on governments to uphold independence of Public Service Media

Coronavirus crisis - EBU calls on governments to uphold independence of Public S...

04/04/2020

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL , PRESENTED BY AT&T, TO DEBUT SELECT PROGRAMMING ONLINE, BRINGING AUDIENCES & STORYTELLERS TOGETHER

Art available for use: https://tribeca1.box.com/s/i9drp5hr3xwukkzavucbhqc8c1aksu...

04/04/2020

Week 2 line up revealed | ISPCC/CHILDLINE Live music event

ISPCC / CHILDLINE in association with RT 2FM, along with some of Ireland's top artists have come together to present a two week long digital live music eve...

04/04/2020

Sense and Sensibility, Calamity Jane, Oliver!, Mrs. Doubtfire, Casablanca, Spartacus and a wealth of classic films to broadcast on RT

RT has announced additional matinee movie slots to the weekend TV schedule star...

04/04/2020

Grande Centre Point Hotel Elevates the Luxury Experience With HARMAN Professional Solutions

April 03, 2020 PATTAYA, Thailand-AV integrator Mahajak Development Co., Ltd., r...

04/04/2020

NAB's COVID-19 PSA Campaign Continues Receiving Historic Promotion on Local Radio, TV

NAB's COVID-19 PSA Campaign Continues Receiving Historic Promotion on Local ...

04/04/2020

MaaS Datasheet

-- MaaS Datasheet Our Media Focused Hybrid Cloud Storage platforms meet the tactical and strategic needs of many stakeholders and bring economic and operatio...

04/04/2020

Established French publishers join Dailymotion in an effort to avoid network saturation

Paris, 2 April, 2020 - To prevent network saturation during the COVID-19 pandemi...

03/04/2020

Why newsroom production has to adapt NOW to the new normal

Fierce competition for viewers along with a rapidly changing multiplatform environment has put newsrooms under immense stress. In the space of just a few weeks,...

03/04/2020

VEON appoints Alexander Torbakhov as Beeline Russia CEO

Amsterdam, 3 April 2020 - VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and digital services, announces the appoint...

03/04/2020

A Statement on Coronavirus

Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is closely monitoring the ever-evolving Coronavirus situation and following all advice issued by the World Health Organisation. The s...

03/04/2020

Changing attitudes of viewers and listeners revealed

Changing attitudes of viewers and listeners revealed Add to Your Pages 03 April 2020 TV and radio programmes that are unsuitable for children, or which ...

03/04/2020

Eva Wimmers Named NativeWaves CEO

SALZBURG, Austria-NativeWaves GmbH has announced that Eva Wimmers is joining the broadcast technology company as its new CEO. Wimmers was most recently the pre...

03/04/2020

Remote Broadcast Ops Now Needed for Broadcasters, Zixi Finds

WALTHAM, Mass.-More than half of the executives from 80 leading media industry companies attending a webinar on remote monitoring and broadcast operations this ...

03/04/2020

Sugawara Tapped as Media Links CEO

KAWASAKI, Japan-Tsukasa Sugawara is moving up from his previous position of CTO of Media Links to replace John Dale III as the company's new CEO, effective ...

03/04/2020

FCC: Networks Usage Surges 35%, Providers Meeting Demand

WASHINGTON-As network usage has seen high increases over the last few weeks because of stay-at-home policies related to the coronavirus pandemic, network provid...

03/04/2020

G&D North America Adds Lopez, Welkie to Team

BURBANK, Calif.-G&D North America has announced two new hires: first, Jamie Lopez as an application engineer, and second, Joe Welkie as the new marketing manage...

03/04/2020

47 years later, making a phone call seems more important than ever

While we may not be able to see our friends and family in person, we're still reminded of how important it is to communicate and stay connected. Whether it ...

03/04/2020

MIPTV ONLINE+ EXTENDS SERVICE THROUGH 10 APRIL 4000 DELEGATES ACCESS PLATFORM IN FIRST 4 DAYS

Paris, 2 April 2020 Reed MIDEM today announces a week-long extension of its MI...

03/04/2020

Staying Inspired During Isolation

How being curious can keep you creative in isolation by Danielle Danz' Johnson A bit about myself: I make music under the moniker of Computer Magic. I...

03/04/2020

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Cobalt Digital's Chris Shaw on Recent Project Launches

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Cobalt Digitals Chris Shaw on Recent Project Launches ...

03/04/2020

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Teradek's Jon Landman on Adjusting Streaming Solutions to Current Climate

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Teradeks Jon Landman on Adjusting Streaming Solutions ...

03/04/2020

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Comrex's Chris Crump on Solutions for Broadcasting in an Era of Social Distancing

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Comrexs Chris Crump on Solutions for Broadcasting in a...

03/04/2020

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Kyle Evans on How Seagate Powered by Tape Ark Solutions Serves as On-Ramp to the Cloud

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Kyle Evans on How Seagate Powered by Tape Ark Solution...

03/04/2020

Seen on Screen: NBC Sports Joins Virtual Racing Circuit With IndyCar, Short Track iRacing Challenge; SEC Network's Marty & McGee To Return April 4

Seen on Screen: NBC Sports Joins Virtual Racing Circuit With IndyCar, Short Track iRacing Challenge; SEC Network's Marty & McGee To Return April 4 By Kri...

03/04/2020

Coronavirus Update: English Premier League Suspends Season Indefinitely; MLL, WNBA To Delay Start of Play

Coronavirus Update: English Premier League Suspends Season Indefinitely; MLL, WN...

03/04/2020

BT Sport Radicalizes Channel Operation With Decentralized Remote Production

BT Sport radicalises channel operation with decentralised remote production Distributed team producing all content plus seven topical programmes for todays aud...

03/04/2020

Sony World Photography Awards ZEISS Photography Award 2020: Shortlist and winner announced

Sony and the World Photography Organisation are pleased to announce KyeongJun Ya...

03/04/2020

Techtel Announces First Release of Inflo; the New Way We Integrate

Sydney, 31 March 2020 - Techtel, Asia-Pacific's leading broadcast systems integrator has developed an integrated browser-based software solution for the Tas...

03/04/2020

Techtel Continues to Operate As Usual During COVID-19 from Remote Offices

During the COVID19 pandemic Techtel is continuing to operate with staff working in remote offices. Our business has not stood down any staff and we continue to ...

03/04/2020

ITV to air BGT spin off in first show to be made exclusively for the ITV Hub

ITV to air BGT spin off in first show to be made exclusively for the ITV Hub ITV has commissioned a brand-new Britain's Got Talent spin off, Britain's ...

03/04/2020

Keyboard Meets Power Chords

Hey keyboard players! Do you feel kind of left out because of the cool guitar amps that Studio One added in version 4.6? Well, this week's tip is all about ...

03/04/2020

Eva Wimmers appointed NativeWaves CEO

Wimmers has more than 24 years industry experience By Dan Meier Published: April 3, 2020 Wimmers has more than 24 years' industry experience target=_...

03/04/2020

Louisiana Stations Partner on Songs From Home'

The Gray Television stations in Louisiana are working together on a series of statewide virtual concerts under the title Louisiana Rising: Songs From Home. The ...

03/04/2020

Standard General Increases Tegna Stake to Nearly 12%

Activist investor Standard General on Friday said it has increased its stake in Tegna to 12%, a 20% increase. Standard General, which is mounting a proxy fight...

03/04/2020

April 03, 2020

Clues to COVID-19 coronavirus's vulnerability emerge from an antibody against SARS A Scripps Research study reveals a likely site of vulnerability on the SA...

03/04/2020

Tone Projects launch mastering compressor

Unisum plug-in offers flexibility in abundance Danish software boffins Tone Projects are vying for a spot at the end of your signal chain, with a new master...

03/04/2020

Infront's Amikam Kranz discusses media rights in a COVID 19 world

Infronts Amikam Kranz discusses media rights in a COVID 19 world posted: 03/04/2020 Game plan for sports broadcasting and rights' holders: Sports broa...

03/04/2020

April 02, 2020

New website aggregates global COVID-19 research to boost data usability for all Developed collaboratively by several Scripps Research teams, Outbreak.info seeks...

03/04/2020

Imagen Extends its Relationship with PA Media to Enhance the News Agency's Video Offering

Imagen Extends its Relationship with PA Media to Enhance the News Agencys Video ...

03/04/2020

ETC and High End Systems turn focus to education

ETC and High End Systems turn focus to education posted: 03/04/2020 As many theatres, live events, and productions across the world faced closings and unc...

03/04/2020

Ross Video Acquires Coiron Inc.

Ross Video Acquires Coiron Inc. posted: 03/04/2020 Ross Video is pleased to announce it has acquired the US-based technology company Coiron, Inc. Located in...

03/04/2020

Media Links Appoints Tsukasa Sugawara as new CEO

Media Links Appoints Tsukasa Sugawara as new CEO posted: 03/04/2020 Media Links, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, has appoint...

03/04/2020

PEBBLE BEACH SYSTEMS SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS THROUGH CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

PEBBLE BEACH SYSTEMS SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS THROUGH CORONAVIRUS CRI...

03/04/2020

BritBox lands on LG, Nat Geo on NOW TV and more

TVBEurope rounds up the new channel arrivals on streaming platforms and devices By Dan Meier Published: April 3, 2020 TVBEurope rounds up the new channel a...

03/04/2020

How BT Sport is taking remote production to the next level

Jamie Hindhaugh explains how the broadcaster has changed its workflows to deal with the coronavirus pandemic By Jenny Priestley Published: April 3, 2020 Ja...

03/04/2020

Ross Video acquires visual development company Coiron Inc

Aims to develop a suite of applications for use with the XPression family of real-time motion graphics systems By Jenny Priestley Published: April 3, 2020 ...