LG to Provide HDTV for Democratic Convention

The 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee and the Committee for Charlotte 2012 have selected LG Electronics USA as the convention’s “Official HDTV Provider,” LG announced Friday, August 31.

Hundreds of LG displays, including LED HDTVs, Smart TVs, and CINEMA 3D models, will be seen throughout the convention by delegates, government officials, VIPs, and media descending on Charlotte for the Sept. 4-6 event.

Earlier, the 2012 Republican National Convention selected web major Google as the “Official Social Platform and Live Stream Provider” of the Republican presidential nominating convention held Aug. 27-30 in Tampa. (Read: Republican Convention Selects Google as Tech Partner)

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Under its agreement with the Committee for Charlotte 2012 and the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee, LG has supplied more than 350 displays for the three main convention venues.

These are: the Time Warner Cable Arena (site of keynote speeches and delegate votes), Charlotte Convention Center (where caucuses and media events are held) and Bank of America Stadium (where President Obama will officially kick-off his re-election campaign before attendees Thursday night).

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The LG flat-panel HDTVs, in five screen sizes from 32- to 55-inch class, will help keep delegates, journalists, and other convention participants informed of convention activities and other news as they navigate the various convention venues for meetings, interviews, and other activities.

“The 2012 convention is our most advanced technologically ever,” said Andrew Binns, chief information officer, Democratic National Convention Committee.

Photo courtesy: Democratic National Convention Committee

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