(Philadelphia, PA) - The Philadelphia Flyers won the prestigious national Golden Matrix Award for “Best Special Occasion Video,” during the 2008 IDEA (Information Display Entertainment Association) Conference in Chicago, IL, on June 10, 2008. The annual award is presented exclusively to one exceptional production team from a public assembly facility.
The Flyers' winning video, which was produced in house by Comcast-Spectacor’s design team 3601 Creative Group, was recognized for its artistic and technical excellence in electronic display production.
The winning video aired on opening night of the 2007-08 Flyers season at the Wachovia Center. The video featured live on-ice action combined with stunning virtual backgrounds as the players were “morphed graphically” from their former teams into their new positions with the Flyers.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by the Information Display Entertainment Association for our creative work and innovative in-game videos,” said Flyers Senior Vice President of Business Operations Shawn Tilger. “The Flyers and 3601 Creative Group are truly committed to creating a memorable game experience for our fans each and every time they join us at the Wachovia Center.”
The Golden Matrix Awards are voted on by IDEA members. Judging is based on originality/creativity, production quality/execution, and entertainment value. The Flyers “2007-08 Opening Night” video received high acclaims by IDEA members for its creativity and cutting-edge graphics.
The Flyers were also one of three finalists in “Best Overall Matrix” and “Best Show Open.” Over 150 professional and collegiate teams attended the conference and more than 200 entries were received for Golden Matrix Awards.
The Golden Matrix Awards recognize excellence and creativity in several categories of electronic display production. Created in 1988 by Mitsubishi Diamond Vision and SONY JumboTRON, the Golden Matrix is a widely known and highly respected national competition that recognizes achievement in programming of large screen video and matrix displays located at stadiums, arenas, racetracks, convention centers, and other public assembly facilities.