‘State-of-the-Art’ Media Production Facility Opens at NAB HQ


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has officially inaugurated its new state-of-the-art media production facility at its new headquarters, located in the Southeast quadrant of the District of Columbia.

The buildout of the facility, including a studio and media hub, was made possible by donations of critical equipment and studio design services from leading companies in the business of content creation and management.

The studio’s highlight is a curved, 15-foot interactive video wall that serves as a high-tech backdrop for live and pre-recorded programming. In addition to LED lighting and robotic cameras, the studio features a powerful edit suite capable of 8K post-production.

Led by Vice President of Media Production Michael Khatcheressian, NAB will use the studio to create national spots and branded educational content for its members. Productions will include digital stories for NAB’s trade shows and award programs. The studio will also be used for production of NAB’s Congressional PSA Campaign and the NAB Leadership Foundation’s Service to America Awards.

External organizations may rent the studio and its staff for original productions as well.

Companies and their contributions to NAB’s new media production facility include:

Angry Badger Productions – Scenic and lighting design, creative direction, production coordination services
Planar – Fine-Pitch LED Video Wall
Vitec Production Solutions – Premium lighting, mobile power, prompting and camera support products
Barbizon Lighting Company – Studio systems integration and lighting controls
PESA – Router switching system
The Launch Group – Scenic and set fabrication, engineering, and themed décor
Video Visions Inc. – Professional audio-visual design, installation and service
Magis Media – Interactive storytelling solutions for elections and custom datasets. Video servers and control interface for video panels and DMX devices
The Light Source – MEGABATTEN connector strip