Georgetown University has officially dedicated the “Georgetown University LG Digital Broadcast Studio” that will provide students and faculty with some of the most advanced digital technology available in an educational setting. The digital studio is made possible, in large part, through a landmark educational partnership with LG Electronics USA.
“The Georgetown University LG Digital Broadcast Studio will truly transform the way in which we educate and train our students in Journalism, Public Relations and Digital Communications,” said Dr. Kelly Otter, Dean of the School of Continuing Studies (SCS). “It will also provide us with the tools we need to develop innovative, HD-quality online coursework and programming. For example, we will launch an online version of the Master’s in Technology Management in January 2015.”
A Unique Educational Alliance
Located on Level C1, the LG Digital Studio features seven LG 84-inch 4K Ultra HD displays as well as other cutting-edge monitors, HDTVs and broadcast equipment. LG’s state-of-the-art 4K visual technology provides four times the resolution of a conventional HDTV, allowing for richer, more detailed, digital broadcast-quality production.
The LG equipment has been provided to Georgetown as part of a unique educational alliance between the University and the company.
Mr. William Cho, President and CEO of LG Electronics USA, attended the launch celebration. He applauded Georgetown for its vision in creating the studio and its commitment to advancing educational excellence through technology. “LG is proud that Georgetown University selected LG 4K Ultra HD technology as the centerpiece of this world-class studio,” he said. “This new studio is believed to be the first in the nation to bring this advanced display technology into an educational setting.”
The LG Digital Studio is a key element of Georgetown University’s new downtown campus for the School of Continuing Studies located at 640 Massachusetts Ave., NW.
The physical space for the studio was designed by the STUDIOS Architecture team in Washington, DC.
Scott Sforza, an Emmy Award-winning television producer, planned the overall technical aspects of the studio, managing a team that included Eric Wenocur, Lab-Tech Systems; George Allison, GA Designs; and Dennis Size and Leli Tilly, The Lighting Design Group. Adjunct professor and renowned technologist Tom Campbell also served as technical advisor, helping to coordinate the University’s alliance with LG.
“We’re deeply grateful to everyone who played a role in the development of this studio and particularly to LG for their technological leadership, generosity and support of our Georgetown students,” said University President John J. DeGioia.
Photos by Bob Burgess