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NESN Moving to New HD Studios

The New England Sports Network (NESN) will relocate to a new facility in Watertown, Mass., outside of Boston, by the end of February. The regional network said its new state-of-the-art broadcast facility more than triples the space that NESN currently uses inside Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, with two complete HD studios and control rooms, and its "digital core infrastructure" that will allow for easier technology enhancements down the road.

The new HD facilities (480 Arsenal St. in Watertown) will house more than 40,000 square feet of office and production space that will complement NESN's Fenway and TD Banknorth Garden studios and allow NESN to produce up to four HD programs simultaneously. The network plans to produce all in-house programming in HD, including its daily program, NESN SportsDesk, all Red Sox baseball and Bruins hockey in-studio programs and other original productions.

Each production control room will be equipped with a multi-view processor wall that will consist of large LCD screens that can be subdivided into four screens each, plus upgraded digital audio consoles. plans to keep its smaller studios at Fenway and TD Banknorth Garden to provide pre- and post-game HD programming during home games.