Verizon Center, Washington D.C., USA, 2013
Washington D.C.’s Verizon Arena (2013) is a state of the art Ice Hockey Arena seating 20.000 people. Thanks to GP Smart Stadium’s partner ColosseoEAS, it is equipped with a unique Single Media Platform, a comprehensive all-in-one HD multimedia solution which is operated by one Game Show Manager.
The ColosseoEAS Single Media Platform allows for multiple inputs and feeds (audio, video, graphics) and outputs of natively adopted advanced content to all display devices and media platforms such as apps, intranet pages, IPTV, etc. Game-show operators at the Verizon center dispose of Colosseo’s highly sophisticated video content generation, processing, superior content and scene editing using ‘Director HD’, ‘Game-Show Manager and Designer’ and ‘3D Visualizer’. The Single Media Platform offers Verizon full redundancy and incredibly fast content distribution without any delay between what fans see live and what they simultaneously see on the screen.
The Verizon Center is home to the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Georgetown University men’s basketball team, the Washington Mystics of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WMA) and the Washington International Horse Show. The arena’s seating capacity is 20,308 for basketball and 18,506 for ice hockey. The Verizon Center is largely considered to be a commercial success and is regarded as one of the driving catalysts of the revitalization (and gentrification) of Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood.