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WGBH's Giant Screen Will Remain Dark

WGBH Boston’s 30 X 45-foot video screen, visible from a mile away on the Mass Pike, will remain dark until September, reports the Boston Globe. Seems the screen’s LEDs get too hot and burn out. WGBH is working on a cooling system for them. 

The public broadcaster’s giant screen went live last September. The Globe writes:

The digital mural shows a new image or series of images every day from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The images are drawn from that day’s television or radio programming or somehow reflect the station’s mission, the station says on its website. At night, the mural displays an image of the evening sky.

Michael Malone
Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.