Major League Baseball (MLB) added a new production stage and an associated supporting production control room in support of their morning show “Hot Stove”.
Studio K occupies a 400-square-ft. space in MLB Network’s Secaucus, NJ, headquarters that previously housed the facility’s mailroom and storage cage. With just over two months to complete construction in time for the re-launch of Hot Stove as a morning show, MLB Network had all hands on deck.
Because of the size of Studio K, MLB Network turned to small Sony cameras with Canon lenses and Ross Video’s FURIO robotic camera system. The studio exclusively uses three robotic cameras, which have the ability to dolly, elevate, pan, tilt, zoom, and focus. From the control room, one camera operator can program the robotic cameras to hit designated marks.
MLB Network chose the Ross robotic camera system over a manned camera system in order to give Studio K more depth on-air.
Because there is a significant distance between Studio K and MLB’s Technical areas, ASI used Belden Multi mode and Single mode fiber between the studio and tech areas.