The Ellen Degenres Show returned to New York for the first time since 2007, kicking off Ellen’s 13th season for the fall premiere week. The show took place from the famed landmark Plaza at Rockefeller Center in New York City on September 8, 2015.
SenovvA’s team of experts provided two 30’x16’ 5mm high-resolution LED screens, flanking stage right and stage left of the set. A networked control system was created for the LED screens and their processing, which included fully redundant back-up processing. Multiple 80” monitors further provided the program feed to accommodate the large crowd.
SenovvA Project Managers Joe Sebenius and Ian Strimple worked alongside the team from Production Glue, managing the installation and ensuring the LED screens met the expected broadcast standards that SenovvA delivers. The rehearsals and live-to-tape broadcast was punctuated by a performance from Grammy Award winning artist, P!NK. Guests included presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and “Tonight Show” star Jimmy Fallon.
“Working with Ellen and her team was a pleasure. Coordinating with local stagehands, broadcast personnel, Rockefeller Center staff and the Secret Service, made it that much more imperative to be fully prepared.” – Ian Strimple
SenovvA has partnered with Telepictures multiple times over the past seven years to support Ellen in Los Angeles. This was our first engagement in New York City for the show, resulting in another successful broadcast installation.