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GoVision Provides Screens for CNN's Election Night

CNN election viewing in ChicagoCHICAGO – CNN supplemented its wall-to-wall election night coverage by hosting viewing events in Chicago and Boston, the respective home bases of President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. The network hired Texas-based GoVision, a supplier of customized modular LED walls and turnkey mobile LED units, to provide and install its giant screens at both free public viewing events.

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CHICAGO – The eyes of America were glued to their television sets as election results trickled in from across the nation. CNN supplemented its wall-to-wall coverage by hosting election-viewing events in Chicago and Boston, the respective home bases of President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.

CNN hired Texas-based GoVision, a supplier of customized modular LED walls and turnkey mobile LED units, to provide and install its giant screens at both free public viewing events. They wanted to ensure that the anticipated large crowds would have a view of the progressive vote counts and CNN’s coverage throughout the night.

In Boston, GoVision built a 22’ x 40’ modular screen comprised of Panasonic 8mm tiles and mounted it onto a truss structure at the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  The screen offered true HD and was frequently visible during CNN’s “Election Night in America” coverage.

For the network’s Chicago event, GoVision provided its 19’ x 33’ “GoBigger” high-definition mobile LED screen.  The truck-mounted video screen was located along Randolph Street in front of the James R. Thompson Center Plaza in downtown Chicago.  It, too, was a regular sight throughout CNN’s broadcast.

GoVision worked with Production Design Associates of Charleston, SC, which handled logistics around the election-viewing events.

“We have been privileged to work with a large number of important events, including the last two Presidential Inaugurations; but when it comes right down to it, few things are as historically significant as electing a U.S. President,” said Chris Curtis, GoVision’s president.  “We’re proud that CNN has entrusted a portion of their election night coverage to us.”


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