NBC10 Boston, NBCSports Boston, Telemundo Boston And necn Break Ground On “NBCUniversal Boston Media Center”
NBC10 Boston, NBC Sports Boston, Telemundo Boston and necn today broke ground on the NBCUniversal Boston Media Center - a new multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art 160,000 square foot news and content creation center located on ?189 B Street in Needham, MA. The stations' new media center was formerly the General Dynamics building and is located in the Needham Crossing Business Park, part of the N-Squared Innovation District. The new building will bring together approximately 390 NBCUniversal employees from four separate offices across the Boston area and New England, under one roof. Boston area employees were joined by NBCUniversal executives, state and local elected officials, as well as Needham business partners to celebrate the largest investment made - ever - by a media company to build out the most advanced broadcast facility in the Greater Boston area.
"The creation of our new media center represents the forward momentum and our continued commitment to local news to serve Boston and New England audiences, regardless of language," said Mike St. Peter, President and General Manager, NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, necn. "Together with NBC Sports Boston, our teams will be able to strengthen their already strong news collaborations to super serve our audiences with quality news and information."
"We are thrilled that NBC Sports Boston will join our sister stations NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and necn in a new world-class, state-of-the-art media center next year," said Princell Hair, General Manager of NBC Sports Boston. "This co-location will allow us the opportunity to collaborate and take advantage of the best, most up-to-date technology to deliver the best news, sports and content to our viewers and fans across multiple platforms."
In attendance to celebrate the stations' milestone were Representative Denise Garlick of District 13 of Norfolk, and Assistant Secretary of Business Development and International Trade for the State of Massachusetts Nam Pham. Also in attendance were Dan Matthews, Town of Needham's Chair of the Needham Select Board, Needham Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick and Greg Reibman, President of the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, as well as Chuck Tanowitz, Director of the N-Squared Innovation District.
NBC10 Boston, NBC Sports Boston, Telemundo Boston and necn are working with Boston area's Lee KENNEDY Construction as well as Gardiner & Theobald Construction and architecture, design, planning and consulting firm Gensler, to build the most modern media center in the region. At unveiling, the NBCUniversal Boston Media Center will feature the most cutting edge broadcast technology and will be designed to be energy efficient. The new media center will house six studios and will be built to suit employees' needs. The new facility will distinctively celebrate the individuality of four individual NBCUniversal businesses while allowing employees to enjoy and access open spaces, quiet/focus rooms, mothering rooms, a Doctor-On-Demand room, working café and coffee bars as well as a healthy market and kitchen, two outdoor courtyards, and a dedicated fitness facility. Additional building and technology features will be announced closer to the media center's unveiling in the fall of 2019.
Continuing its series of investments made to its local news and sports stations divisions, plans for the new NBCUniversal Boston Media Center follow the recent unveiling of new, state-of-the-art local television news facilities in various markets across the country including The Brokaw News Center in Los Angeles (KNBC/KVEA), The Studios at DFW in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS/KXTX), and other new modern news facilities in West Hartford (WVIT/WRDM), Denver (KDEN), San Antonio (KVDA), McAllen (KTLM), San Diego (KNSD, KUAN) and in Philadelphia when NBC10 (WCAU) and Telemundo 62 (WWSI) move to their new state-of-the-art news center within the new Comcast Technology Center, this fall.
Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC 10 Boston delivers viewers in the Greater Boston area, Southern New Hampshire and Northeastern Massachusetts NBC's award-winning daytime, primetime and late night signature programs. Launched on January 1, 2017, the station features the largest weather team in the region, an exclusive 10-day forecast and a daily lifestyle program called "The HUB Today." The station's investigative units, "NBC 10 Boston Responds" and "The Investigators" answer local consumer inquiries and shine a light on questionable practices. NBC 10 Boston also delivers local breaking news and information to viewers on-the-go through its dedicated website NBC10Boston.com, a customized mobile app and via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.
NBC Sports Boston reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Programming includes the Boston Celtics, New England Revolution, Arbella Early Edition, Boston Sports Tonight, Sports Sunday, Celtics Post Up, The Baseball Show, Monday Night? Patriots, Quick Slants, New England Tailgate, Football Day in New England including pre and post-game programs surrounding all Patriots games, and more. NBCSportsBoston.com and all of the networks social media channels (@NBCSBoston) provide continuous news, video and in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of New England sports. NBC Sports Boston is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit NBCSportsBoston.com for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.
Telemundo Boston, WNEU, is a local Telemundo owned station that serves viewers in the Greater Boston area. Telemundo Boston produces 10 hours of local news programming each week. The station's newscast, "Noticiero Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra" (Telemundo New England News) airs every weeknight ?at 5:00 PM, ?5:30 PM, ?6:00 PM and ?11:00 PM and delivers live, local breaking news, weather forecasts and special reports, as well as sports and entertainment information to Spanish-speaking audiences in Boston and in Hartford, Connecticut through a simulcast via WRDM. Telemundo Boston also airs Telemundo Network's world-class programming and a weekly sports feature, The Red Sox Report. Audiences can also receive the most-up-to-date news and information across the station's digital and mobile platforms atTelemundoNuevaInglaterra.com, via the "Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra" mobile app, and its social media channels @TelemundoNI.
Necn serves as the largest 24-hour regional news network in the U.S. Since its launch on March 2, 1992, necn has grown to include 3.6 million subscribers in more than 1,050 cities and towns throughout all six New England states. necn has established itself as an industry leader as the only cable television news station to earn a George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. DuPont - Columbia University Broadcast Journalism Award, among many other accolades.