NBC Sports Boston, NBC10 Boston, NECN and Telemundo Boston will unveil the newly built NBCUniversal Boston Media Center with a live broadcast from Telemundo Boston on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art,160,000-square-foot news center at 189 B Street in Needham, Mass, in the Needham Crossing Business Park, is the largest investment ever made by a media company in Greater Boston, according to NBCUniversal.
“We are excited to welcome you to our new workspace, proudly called the NBCU Boston Media Center,“ said Mike St. Peter, president and general manager of NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN. We have designed a content production center for the future, serving our viewers, users and customers at the highest level.”
The co-location of a regional sports network with the local and regional news networks will result in stronger newsgathering collaborations between NBCU’s Boston-based stations to better serve audiences with content in two languages and across all platforms.
“It’s the most spectacular news facility in the world,” said Chris Wayland, GM of NBC Sports Boston and senior vice president and station manager of NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, and NECN. Our stations are committed to the community at the highest level and this building represents progress for the entire industry.”
“We set a goal to design the best facility based on the needs of the employees, “ said Keith Barbaria, VP of Technology for NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, NBC Sports Boston and NECN. “ We focused on the people first, the processes they needed next, and the technology they require to execute their jobs and achieve their goals. I am proud to say that this facility has exceeded all our expectations and I cannot wait to watch the content we will now be able to create.”
The advanced media facility has completed its launch, with all stations scheduled for on-air broadcast within the week.
Employees from NBC Sports Boston, NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN are now all housed in the Media Center with access to six new production studios, six broadcast control rooms, a podcast studio and more.
Here's a sneak peek at the new sports studios: