Tomorrow’s producers on cloud nine in new facilities at St. Cloud University

Project Challenges

Silvestri’s challenge began with providing HD broadcast capability for three separate sports venues: the Husky Stadium for football, the Halenbeck Hall for basketball, and the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Additional challenges included upgrading two separate news and sports broadcast studios, two video control rooms, a central equipment room, a media control room, a master control room, and installing a fiber cable network to connect all of it. The final challenge was to incorporate all of this technology into the Mass Communications Undergraduate program. A major objective for the upgrade was to provide real world experience with the latest technology so that students graduating from the program are qualified for positions in the broadcast industry.

Each control room is outfitted with custom furniture from Forecast Consoles. Forecast was able to outfit each room with exactly what we needed, with function for future expansion. The ergonomics behind the company’s design allows for flexibility and customization.
Derrick Silvestri

TV studio manager, St. Cloud University