Telemundo Las Vegas Unveils New IP Plant
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations has created a new IP-based facility for KBLR, its Telemundo station in Las Vegas (DMA 39), with a virtualized architecture driven by an off-site data center the Owned Stations Division has created in Dallas.
With its new 22,622 square-foot “media center” located at 6380 Polaris Avenue, KBLR is the first NBCUniversal-owned television station to have its news-production infrastructure hosted remotely in an off-site data technology center in Dallas, where sister-stations KXAS-KXTX are located.
KBLR is relying on a private cloud system built exclusively by the NBCUniversal station group, working in conjunction with Ross Video’s multiplatform Inception newsroom system, to deliver over 10 hours of live and locally-produced news programming to Southern Nevada’s Hispanic audiences every week.
The new KBLR facility includes an open-space newsroom and a new studio with a large LED array, new anchor desk and a dedicated weather center. It went live yesterday during the station’s 5 p.m. weekday edition of Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas.
“Our new facility honors our longstanding commitment of serving our Las Vegas’ Spanish-speaking communities and raises the bar for local broadcasting in our market and industry,” says Ramiro Lopez, president and general manager, Telemundo Las Vegas. “We are proud to present our new facility to our audiences.”