I don’t tend to write about temporary projects or plain old video walls, but a video wall put in place for Canadian broadcaster CTV’s upfront (programming showcase for advertisers and media) went very big, and shows what is possible,
The Bell Media/CTV’s Upfront in June 2015 used one of the largest video walls ever built in North America – 108 ultra narrow bezel NEC 55-inch LCDs. The set-up was rented by the media company and executed by systems integrator APG Displays, set up on a stage at downtown Toronto’s Sony Centre for Performing Arts.
The mega-wall had a hydraulic system in place, at the top, so presenters at the upfront could freely maneuver around it, including breaking apart so people on stage could walk through it.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.