Times Square in New York is getting yet another LED digital signage display upgrade, with the out-of-home advertising firms, New Tradition, signing a master lease agreement on One Times Square – the site of the iconic New Year’s Eve ball drop.
The new 350-foot-tall digital signage screen – a collection of stacked LED boards – will handle full takeovers of the facade and the ability to “choreograph a show” across several nearby signs in Times Square.
“The creative advertising opportunities that One Times Square’s new displays present will change the media landscape of Times Square,” says Evan Richheimer, CEO of New Tradition.
New Tradition says One Time Square is one of only two stand-alone buildings offering clear, unobstructed sightlines from all points within the Times Square “bowtie” – an area that encompasses Broadway and Seventh Avenues from 43rd Street to 47th Street. The area has a daily pedestrian count of more than 350,000, and gets millions of earned impressions from film, TV, and social media – notably around New Year’s Eve.
I am reliably told the LED supplier is PrismView – known as Yesco until the company was acquired by Samsung.
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.