The biggest Panasonic HD LED video screen installation in the world was unveiled today at ANZ Stadium. These High Definition LED screens are the biggest in Australia each being over 10 metres high and over 23 metres long.
To give this some perspective they are more than 50% bigger than the Panasonic screens installed in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium and are 70% bigger than the original screens installed at ANZ Stadium for the 2000 Sydney Olympics
They will make their much anticipated debut at Saturday night’s Charity Shield showdown between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and St. George Illawarra Dragons and their launch is the first major announcement to be made by ANZ Stadium in 2009 – its’ 10th Birthday year.
“Our objective for the new video screens is to deliver the best viewing experience possible for the fans at ANZ Stadium,” ANZ Stadium CEO and Managing Director Ken Edwards said. “These Panasonic screens deliver a viewing experience which is unsurpassed anywhere in the world.”
“The screens are large enough to enable live vision of the game to be displayed at the same time as player statistics, scores, sponsored messages and venue information. For our fans this means uninterrupted viewing of the game.”
“These screens would not have been possible without the help of our major corporate partner Coca-Cola who have contributed to the cost of the screens as part of the renewal of their partnership with the Stadium that will continue for the next 10 years.”
Coca-Cola will use the screens to interact with fans and display state-of-the-art animation alongside the video footage of the game adding a new dimension to the experience of the one million plus fans that will attend events at ANZ Stadium each year.
After an international tender process, ANZ Stadium chose the Panasonic screens not only because of their leading edge technology but because of their quality and reliability.
“Panasonic is strongly aligned with sport in Australia and is delighted to be continuing its relationship with the Stadium that began with the Sydney 2000 Olympics,” Mark Deere Jones, Director Business Systems Group, Panasonic Australia said.
“It is the ability to customise these LED screens to whatever configuration the customer requires for any outdoor application that makes Panasonic a market leader in this space.
“The screens exceed their predecessors with the highest possible LED screen quality currently available. The new generation LED chip ensures high brightness and high contrast for excellent outdoor viewing.”
Panasonic ASTROVISION High Definition LED screens
Each screen measures 10.08m x 23.04m or 232.23m² compared to the Birds Nest’s screens which measure 152 m²
Each LED unit uses ⅓ of the power of the previous model
No seats will be lost following installation
145-degree horizontal viewing angle providing dynamic, crystal clear viewing for spectators.