Sacramento Kings to Premiere NBA’s First 4K Ultra HD Center-Hung Video Board Featuring Largest Screens and Highest Resolution in the League
Sacramento Kings and Panasonic Installing State-of-the-Art Video Board for Revolutionary Fan Experience
Today, the Sacramento Kings and Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, announced the NBA’s first-ever 4K ultra HD center-hung video board will premiere at Golden 1 Center, the world-class indoor sports and entertainment venue scheduled to open this October in downtown Sacramento.
Totalling over 6,100 square feet, the center-hung video board will feature the largest screens in the League and is over seven times larger than the current video board, KingsVision, at Sleep Train Arena. The four-screen display will include two sideline screens that are over five times larger than the screens currently in use. Utilizing the latest in LED technology, totaling over 32 million pixels across the four screens, fans will have crystal clear views from anywhere in the arena along with immediate replays in 4K ultra HD – four times 1080 HD resolution. Spanning over 84 feet, the total length of the video board will extend nearly baseline to baseline – longer than the average length of an 18-wheeler semi-truck. The ribbon featured atop the video board will be 6 feet 3 inches and the main screens will be over 44 feet wide and over 24 feet tall.
“Our partnership with Panasonic will revolutionize how fans consume the game – giving them an unmatched viewing experience from the moment they walk into Golden 1 Center,” said Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé. “We are proud to deliver the world’s latest technology and provide a transformative experience to the best fans in the NBA.”
“We are thrilled to be the official display technologies partner of the Sacramento Kings,” said Jim Doyle, President, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. “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.”
Panasonic products will be integrated throughout the downtown Sacramento arena to enrich the fan experience with the latest interactive display technologies.
- Two custom LED screens, standing over 25 feet tall, will welcome fans as they enter through the arena’s main doors, featuring fan-generated content, event information and more.
- Over 600 HD video displays will be showcased throughout Golden 1 Center concourses, clubs and suites so fans don’t miss a second of the action on the court.
- Over 1,500 feet of LED ribbon boards will be featured in the arena bowl providing fans with real- time information, including advanced statistics and aggregated social media content.
This Legacy Partnership, including the state-of-the-art center-hung video board, further reflects Vivek Ranadivé’s “NBA 3.0” philosophy which calls for providing cutting-edge technology to enhance the fan experience. Recently, the team revealed a report detailing how Golden 1 Center will be the fastest, most connected indoor sports and entertainment venue in the world – creating a seamless, frictionless and intuitive experience for fans.
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About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. It is the first newly constructed office tower in Newark to earn both LEED Platinum and Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. Learn more about Panasonic at us.panasonic.com/news.
About Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company / Audio-Visual Solutions
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, designs, installs and services large-scale Audio-Visual technology solutions for the enterprise market. Panasonic Enterprise Solutions serves customers across a wide range of industries with customized applications using cutting-edge technologies, experience in managing large-scale, complex corporate projects and dedicated onsite support services. The Audio-Visual Solutions team is a recognized industry leader in high-end digital display solutions that create unique fan experiences, installing and networking some of the largest high-definition LED video boards in the world at many famous sports and entertainment venues, including Texas Motor Speedway, Churchill Downs, Ohio State University, LA Live, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Nasdaq Market Site Tower, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Lincoln Financial Field, home to the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. Learn more about Panasonic at us.panasonic.com/news