SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice
April 3, 2012
PBS39 at SteelStacks PBS39atSteelStacks.org
Presentation: PBS39’s New Broadcast Facility at SteelStacks
The new PBS39 Public Media and Education Center located at SteelStacks in southside Bethlehem boasts new technologies and provides even greater educational services to the public. The 29,288 square foot Center includes two television studios outfitted with state-of-the-art HD production and broadcast equipment, a fully HD Master Control, and public access to satellite uplink communications.
Representatives from PBS39 and The Systems Group, the systems integrator, discussed the facility’s physical construction and infrastructure build-out. Representatives from Evertz and Harris discussed the HD master control and media playout systems. Tours were provided following the presentations.
The new PBS39 facility is adjacent to the new ArtsQuest Center which opened last year. The $26-million, 65,000-square-foot center features the Musikfest Café concert venue for year-round live music, a two-screen cinema for independent films, the “Pod Zone” media lounge, the Blast Furnace Room for receptions, exhibitions and intimate concerts, and the Creativity Commons, a contemporary gathering space for the community.