Learn more about the futuristic MSG Sphere in Las Vegas
The MSG sphere was turned on for the fist time last week to celebrate the 4th of July ahead of its official launch in September. There are plans to build more Spheres with one at Stratford in London announced, Via ibc.org
Immersive experience venues are changing the face of live events and the Madison Square Garden Sphere aims to top the lot by creating a new entertainment medium, writes Adrian Pennington
MSG Entertainment owns iconic venues including New York’s Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and The Chicago Theatre but with the MSG Sphere it aims to rewrite what it means to go to a live event. It has invented a whole new video format and production workflow for the world’s highest resolution and largest ever curved screen.
When it opens a year from now at The Venetian, Las Vegas, the $1.9 billion Sphere will not only be the largest spherical structure in the world but will claim the world’s highest resolution LED screen, sporting more than 170 million pixels and a resolution of 16K x 16K. That screen will be inside formed as a 160,000 square foot plane wrapping up and around the audience, while the exterior of the Sphere is clad entirely in another display, both of which are programmable.
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