World’s first space-based entertainment studio to launch in 2024
UK-based media company Space Entertainment Enterprise (SEE) will launch the first entertainment studio and multi-purpose arena based in space. Named SEE-1, the construction is designed to allow producers to create media content in a low-orbit micro-gravity environment. Spaceflight services group Axiom Space are building the new project. They will use SEE-1 to dock their world-first commercial space station Axiom Station, which is connected to the International Space Station (ISS).
“SEE-1 is an incredible opportunity for humanity to move into a different realm and start an exciting new chapter in space,” explain SEE co-creators Dmitry and Elena Lesnevsky. “It will provide a unique and accessible home for boundless entertainment possibilities in a venue packed with innovative infrastructure, which will unleash a new world of creativity.”
SEE-1 is scheduled to become operational in December, coinciding with the early stage of Axiom Station’s on-orbit assembly. When the station is ready separate from the ISS in 2028, the content creation venue will constitute one-fifth of its overall volume. It will offer production infrastructure for hosting and filming third-party content and events.
SEE are the production outfit behind Tom Cruise’s forthcoming space film. Bolstered by a production budget of USD200 million, Elon Musk’s Space X is also involved in the project. SEE has hired an elite team of senior entertainment executives, including Mark Taffet (former senior vice-president of Sports and Pay Per View at HBO), Remi Abayomi (ex-Viacom Technology vice-president) and Richard Johnston (former CEO of Endemol Shine UK).
“From Jules Verne to Star Trek, science fiction entertainment has inspired millions of people around the world to dream about what the future might bring,” elaborates Johnston. “Creating a next generation entertainment venue in space opens countless doors to create incredible new content and make these dreams a reality.”
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