Official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the state-of-the-art news facility gathered station staff from NBC10, NBC Sports Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN, executives from NBCUniversal and Comcast, as well as state and local elected/government officials, and community leaders
NEEDHAM, MA – (February 26, 2020) – Today, staff from NBC10 Boston / WBTS, NBC Sports Boston, Telemundo Boston / WNEU and NECN hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official unveiling of the new, cutting-edge NBCU Boston Media Center in Needham, MA.
“This is an exciting time in the history of our stations,” said Mike St. Peter, President and General Manager of NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN. We have designed a content production center for the future, serving our viewers, users and customers at the highest level.”
Station staff were joined by NBCUniversal executives including NBCUniversal Chairman Steve Burke and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Shell, among other company leaders. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy, Chair of the Needham Board of Selectman John Bulian and Needham Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick, were also in attendance. The multi-million dollar, 160,000 square-foot facility represents the largest investment ever made by a media company in the Greater Boston Area, and combines four networks under one roof. The stations went live from the new facility in mid-January 2020.
“This building brings together four amazing networks allowing us to provide unprecedented collaboration, creativity and teamwork,” said Chris Wayland, General Manager of NBC Sports Boston and SVP & Station Manager of NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, and NECN. “Our customized facility was built for every conceivable platform so we can evolve seamlessly in this rapidly change media environment – and most importantly, provide our viewers with the best news and sports in New England.”
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Attached Photo Ribbon Cutting All: L to R
*Photo Credit: NBC10 Boston / NBC Sports Boston
Present at the event: Steve Burke, Chairman of NBCUniversal and Senior Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation; Jeff Shell, Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal; Mark Lazarus, Chairman of NBCUniversal’s Broadcast, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Sports and News; Cesar Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and NBCUniversal International Group; Pete Bevacqua, President, NBC Sports Group; David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks; Valari Staab, President of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations Division; Manuel Martinez, President of the Telemundo Station Group; Ted Griggs, Group President of NBC Sports Regional Networks; Kevin Casey, President of the Northeast Division for Comcast Cable; as well as Karyn Polito, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Mike Kennealy, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development; State Senator Rebecca L. Rausch, and Chair of the Needham Board of Selectman John Bulian.
The advanced media center offers NBC/Telemundo stations and local RSN staff access to first-class amenities and features including an open-air newsroom and meeting/work spaces, six production studios, six broadcast control rooms, a podcast studio, sit-to-stand work stations, step-in soundproof phone booths, quiet/focus rooms, a Doctor On Demand room, mothering room, fitness facility, healthy market and built-in kitchen studio, working café and coffee bars, two outdoor courtyards with a fire pit and water wall, and 50,000 square feet of interior parking for staff, among others.
SOCIAL: @NBC10, @NBCSBoston, @TelemundoNI, @NECN hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official unveiling of the new state-of-the-art #NBCUBMC.
About NBC10 Boston
Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC 10 Boston delivers viewers in the Greater Boston area, Southern New Hampshire and Northeastern Massachusetts NBC’s award-winning daytime, primetime and late night signature programs. Launched on January 1, 2017, the station features the largest weather team in the region, an exclusive 10-day forecast and a daily lifestyle program called “The Hub Today.” The station’s investigative units, “NBC 10 Boston Responds” and “The Investigators” answer local consumer inquiries and shine a light on questionable practices. NBC 10 Boston also delivers local breaking news and information to viewers on-the-go through its dedicated website NBC10Boston.com, a customized mobile app and via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.
About NBC Sports Boston
NBC Sports Boston -- home of the Authentic Fan -- reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Programming includes the Boston Celtics, New England Revolution, Arbella Early Edition, Boston Sports Tonight, Celtics Post Up, Monday Night Patriots, Quick Slants, New England Tailgate, Football Day in New England including pre and post-game programs surrounding all Patriots games, college football, hockey, basketball and more. NBCSportsBoston.com and all of the networks social media channels (@NBCSBoston) provide continuous news, video and in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of New England sports. NBC Sports Boston is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit NBCSportsBoston.com for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.
About Telemundo Boston
Telemundo Boston, WNEU, is a local Telemundo owned station that serves viewers in the Greater Boston area. Telemundo Boston produces 10 hours of local news programming each week. The station’s newscast, “Noticiero Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra” (Telemundo New England News) airs every weeknight at 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM and delivers live, local breaking news, weather forecasts and special reports, as well as sports and entertainment information to Spanish-speaking audiences in Boston and in Hartford, Connecticut through a simulcast via WRDM. Telemundo Boston also airs Telemundo Network’s world-class programming and a weekly sports feature, The Red Sox Report. Audiences can also receive the most-up-to-date news and information across the station’s digital and mobile platforms atTelemundoNuevaInglaterra.com, via the “Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra” mobile app, and its social media channels @TelemundoNI.
Necn serves as the largest 24-hour regional news network in the U.S. Since its launch on March 2, 1992, necn has grown to include 3.6 million subscribers in more than 1,050 cities and towns throughout all six New England states. necn has established itself as an industry leader as the only cable television news station to earn a George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. DuPont – Columbia University Broadcast Journalism Award, among many other accolades.
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