At the recent 2014 Emmy Nominations Party in Chicago, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-Chicago/Midwest Chapter announced Peter Provost and supporting team members as 2014 Emmy Nominees for the design of Chicago Bears Network Studio in the Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air-Graphic Arts/Animation/Art Direction/Set Design Category.
The Chicago Bears are one the NFL’s iconic franchises. When a franchise has been around for so long, it often tries to find ways to keep up with the times.
The Bears recently opened up a new multimedia studio at Halas Hall, recently profiled in USA Today. A majority of the 40,000-square-foot addition to Halas Hall features state-of-the-art TV and radio studios, network studio shows and deluxe new interview rooms for the team to use and a technical center. Also, there is an event space, allowing the team to bring in studio audiences for shows.
Team president Ted Phillips told USA Today that the facility is the perfect way to give the fans more access to the team.
"What we've found is that you can't give the fans enough, especially the inside access," Phillips said. "When we air programs about the draft or our mini camps, we get unbelievable traction from the fans. It made us think, 'How can we do more?'”