tvONE drives Chicago’s DraftKings Sportsbook
Tuesday, 22 August 2023
tvonedraft-kings3--mccann-2The new DraftKings Sportsbook bar at Chicago’s Wrigley Field stadium
USA - Sports fans are being treated to a massive 2,000sq.ft video screen at the new DraftKings Sportsbook bar at Chicago’s Wrigley Field stadium, with game footage and betting information delivered by a tvONE CORIOmaster2 video processor and integrated by tvONE partner McCann Systems.
The expansive LED feature wall wraps around the space and is visible from practically any seat. DraftKings Sportsbook is a restaurant, bar, and sports betting facility and is connected to the historic Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team.
Upon realising that the large LED screen would require many video sources to be displayed and have several preset layouts, immersive digital environments specialists McCann Systems specified tvONE’s CORIOmaster2 video processor, which is engineered to drive ‘more pixels than you will ever need’ with its high bandwidth CORIO2 processing.
“The processing power of the tvONE CORIOmaster2 allowed us to produce a combined video resolution of 16,320 x 1560 to cover the entire LED wall,” says Al Ragone, senior field applications engineer with McCann. “We are utilising five outputs from the processor that all produce 4K resolution, which is fed to the main LED wall. We are also using the internal window processing of the unit to create up to 48 unique windows that can be displayed on the video wall across 24 different layouts and formats.”
The massive LED screen can display up to 24 sporting events at one time or provide a single expansive image for an immersive experience. Billed by developer Marquee Development as a ‘first-of-its-kind sportsbook’, the venue can accommodate more than 670 people with a ‘best-in-class entertainment experience for sports fans in Illinois’.
“The flexibility and capabilities of the tvONE CORIOmaster2 is extremely impressive,” says Wilson. “Feeding 48 different windows of content requires a massive amount of processing power. The number of layouts we were able to create was very impressive, which led to 24 different layouts that were made available to the client. Depending on the number of live events happening that day, the location of guests in the space, or the importance of a live event, the LED wall can be set up to create any type of viewing experience.”

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