August 28, 2019

Wake Forest sports studio ready as ACC Network takes the field

Wake Forest University’s new production studio facility for athletic telecasts on the ACC Network (NYSE: DIS) is hidden away at one of the athletic department’s major playing venues. It’s in plain sight. But if you didn’t know it was there, you’d have to read a tiny plate on a ubiquitous concrete wall spot to find it. Otherwise, it just looks like a baseball clubhouse – no windows or any obvious sign of a television studio.

The tiny plate outside the former visitors’ clubhouse off the right-field line at David F. Couch Ballpark is the only indication that a television studio facility – not a locker room with showers – is on the other side of the concrete blocks. And you’d have to be a few steps from the sign to read it.

For the launching of the ACC Network, which debuted Thursday, Wake Forest built the 3,100-square-foot studio facility in the former baseball clubhouse to coordinate and produce telecasts of all Demon Deacon sports for the new network. Wake Forest built two production rooms in the clubhouse so that two events can be produced at the same time from the site. The athletic department has facilities at BB&T (NYSE: BBT) Field and Joel Coliseum that can handle football and basketball telecasts.

The full story by John Brasier at Triad Business Journal can be found here.