FLDA Creates Lighting for Telemundo Sports Set in Miami
FLDA’s work with Telemundo Sports resulted from FLDA’s work on lighting the flagship NBC Sports headquarters facility in Stamford, Connecticut. In an attempt to maintain continuity with the NBC Sports Group family look, Telemundo Sports overhauled its studio look, including set design and lighting. Operating as a network within a network, Telemundo Sports covers a wide range of sporting events, including soccer; boxing; sports travel shows, and highlight shows. Telemundo Sports has extensive roots extending to NBC Sports Group and NBC Olympics, co-producing events with their NBC partners that include Barclay’s Premier League.
“Spanish television has been trapped in the ‘90s when it comes to set design. Bruce was the first person recommended to us for lighting design. Once Bruce audited our studio lighting situation, we never looked back,” said Christopher Suarez, the director of production operations for Telemundo Sports. “We had not had a studio refresh in 10 years and the fact that we will become the World Cup network in 2015 prompted us to revamp our lighting. We also want to become a fully LED-lit operation next year, so that we can embody NBC’s ‘Green is Universal’ theme.”
FLDA’s Emmy Award-winning team has achieved renowned reputation for its sports studio installations over the years, including multiple designs for ESPN, the MLB Network, and others. FLDA has a long history with NBC, including groundbreaking work for CNBC, MSNBC, as well as NBC Nightly News, ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and ‘The Today Show,’ among others.
“The Telemundo Sports team provided us with an ideal opportunity to apply a unified design to multiple facilities, and help evolve a look that embodies consistency with the NBC Sports Group family,” said Ferri. “We look forward to helping Telemundo Sports become an all-LED network next year.”
Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) is a leading creator of broadcast and cable network studio lighting designs that emphasize efficient and effective filmic lighting. The company’s designs accentuate lighting regardless of video format output, and are developed in conjunction with producers, directors, and production designers. The FLDA look is complemented with industry-leading energy-efficient designs, including the world’s first all-LED studio installations. FLDA’s Emmy Award-winning team has worked for myriad broadcast and cable clients, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, Major League Baseball Network, Food Network, PBS, and Speed Channel, among others.