Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS), one of the largest broadband communications and video services operators in the US, and The Shed, the much-anticipated new arts center opening in Manhattan´s west side next spring, have announced a long-term, multi-year USD 25 million partnership, the companies said.
Altice USA will be The Shed´s exclusive connectivity provider, supplying the new nonprofit organization with a state-of-the-art fiber network and infrastructure to connect people to new cultural experiences and support these experiences through technology. Additionally, Altice USA will provide audiences, artists and staff with access to superior WiFi service.
Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei has joined The Shed´s board of directors to provide expertise in helping the organization fulfill its mission to commission original works of art, across all disciplines, and play an energizing and creative role in the civic life of New York City.
The Shed´s multiple world-class spaces can adapt to accommodate a variety of art forms and audiences. These spaces include two expansive, column-free galleries for exhibitions; a 500-seat black-box theater that can be subdivided; a skylit event space; and a creative lab for artists to develop new work.
The hallmark of The Shed is its telescoping outer “shell,” which can be deployed over the adjoining plaza to create a 17,000-sq.-ft. light-, sound-, and temperature-controlled multi-use hall named The McCourt that can accommodate large-scale performances, installations, and events.
Altice USA is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, pay television, telephony services, Wi-Fi hotspot access, proprietary content, and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands.
Opening in spring 2019 where the High Line meets Hudson Yards on Manhattan´s west side, The Shed commissions original works of art, across all disciplines, for all audiences. From hip hop to classical music, painting and sculpture to literature, film to theater and dance, The Shed will bring together and emerging artists and thinkers from all disciplines under one roof.