CTV – Your Morning

Wraparound broadcast video wall design gives unique experience to Canadian viewers

Bell Media–CTV contacted Diversified to help design a broadcast video wall that would bring a unique and fresh look to the new show, Your Morning.

Before selecting a display to install, Diversified tested several models in CTV’s studio. Since Your Morning uses many “off-axis” shots, opposed to shots captured solely from straight ahead, the video wall had to have extremely small bezel to appear seamless on television. After extensive testing, the Plasma technology proved to be the best option, with a small bezel of 2.7mm. Plasma display technology allows for great off-axis viewing, which is important for the immersive experience that they sought to create through the display.

Diversified installed an Orion display, made up of 24 panels in a 3×8 panel configuration to enclose the set behind the studio’s central table and chairs. The display offers the producers the option to broadcast one unified graphic, or split the separate sections into three different graphics. The middle, right and left side wings can be divided into 2×3 and 3×3 panels, respectively, which allows producers to flank the center panel’s content with accompanying graphics, such as logos or text.

Each panel is hung by 28 custom-designed mounts that help to achieve tight seams in between each display panel, causing them to appear closer together within the video wall.

Finally, Diversified installed four Orion panels behind the broadcast video wall to serve as backups in the event that any of the front panels need replacing. Over time, a display’s color naturally shifts, causing color balancing to become a little more complicated if a new panel needs to be installed. Since having a unified color balance is imperative on television, the team installed spares that run the same content as the front panels and degrade in color at the same rate. If a panel needs replacing, they are ready-togo without having to take a new panel out of the box and carefully color balance it to match the rest of the wall.