By Matthew Henry

SYDNEY: Panasonic’s massive 103-inch plasma – the world’s largest plasma panel – will feature in Channel 7’s live election coverage this Saturday in its Canberra tally room, hosted by Sunrise’s Mel and Kochie.

With a 2.6 metre diagonal screen, the 220kg panel will feature in updates from Seven’s chief political correspondent, Mark Riley, and will display graphics showing the latest statistics through the night as voting results are tallied.

“The screen’s sheer size and clarity really brings our graphics to life, creating a bigger impact. It’s all part of making election night more exciting for viewers,” said Channel 7 broadcast operations supervisor, Craig Pickersgill.

Panasonic says the 103-inch full HD plasma panel is designed to provide big-screen displays of data with outstanding clarity, detail and colour accuracy. 

“16-bit digital image processing reproduces crisp, clear motion picture images with the equivalent of 4,096 gradation steps for enhanced image depth and fine detail. Crisp, deep blacks are ensured with up to 5000:1 contrast,” said Panasonic in a release today.

The Channel Seven election broadcast will begin at 5:30pm on Saturday night.