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Set Design

Three Media General Stations Debut New Sets

Three Media General stations — WFLA in Tampa, WSPA in Greenville-Spartanburg and WCBD in Charleston — have debuted new sets designed by FX Design Group:

Each station sports a very contemporary design with utmost flexibility for breaking news, weather, entertainment and traffic. The highlights are LED curtains, LED color changing vaccuform walls, vertical columns and headers. All three stations have 3 x 3 x 46 monitor walls and 80” touch screens for anchor and reporter interaction. WFLA has a unique 2 x 3 x 46” vertical wall to showcase breaking news, branding or specials.

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Cincinnati Fox Affiliate Debuts New Set

WXIX set

Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX today unveiled a new set designed by FX Design Group.

The set has a color-changing LED display and multiple high quality monitors. For weather reporting, there are five working weather positions.

“FOX19 wanted a contemporary and versatile set,” FX set designer Stephen Ricker said in a statement. “We used the LED curtains to give them the ability to change color, morph the look and add motion within the many background opportunities.”

Mobile CBS Affiliate Debuts New Set

6 Anchor TeamMedia General’s Mobile, AL, CBS affiliate WKRG has debuted its new set.

Created by David Weller Design of New York, WKRG’s goal was to make a set that viewers in the market would remember.

WKRG calls the set “High Tech – Old Mobile.” The concept combines the look of the historic city with high tech accents.

The new set launch coincided with a new graphics look for both WKRG and sister station WVTM in Birmingham. The graphics were designed by JCBurns Design of Atlanta. View more pictures of the set after the jump. Read more

Chattanooga’s WRCB Debuts New Set

wrcb set 3Chattanooga NBC affiliate WRCB has unveiled a new set designed by Broadcast Design International. The set replaces one that was built in 1998 and renovated multiple times.

“With input from the WRCB team and Channel 3 viewers, we created a set that is uniquely Chattanooga and represents who we are as a news team,” WRCB news director Derrall Stalvey said in a statement. “This set will offer us more versatility than before. It is contemporary classic.”

The set, which has been in the planning phases for more than a year, was constructed with the help of JDM Construction in Chattanooga. More pictures after the jump. Read more

Albany’s WRGB Unveils New Set

WRGB_7427E_WebSSinclair’s Albany CBS affiliate WRGB revealed its new set Monday night.

“We do a lot of news at Sinclair Broadcasting’s WRGB-TVCBS6. The new DDG set allows us to completely diversify how we present our programs,” said Lisa Jackson, WRGB news director.

The set, designed by Devlin Design Group, includes large video displays and color-changing backlit graphics that are programmable.

The curved anchor desk features wood tones and a backlit panel. The station uses 6 HD cameras instead of what they are saying is the usual four. The weather center has a 4X1 monitor array and what they’re calling a “presentation pod.” A 12 monitor wall left of the main desk is used for reporter stand ups. See more photos after the jump. Read more

DDG Designs Set For KTVA

With KTVA’s move into a new Anchorage station, the CBS affiliate has begun broadcasting from a new set designed by Devlin Design Group (pictures below).  “The dazzling set designed by DDG jumps out of the screen and sits on the couch next to you,” KTVA general manager Gary Donovan said in a statement.

KSNW Debuts New Set, HD Newscasts

KSNW in Wichita debuted a new set and high definition newscasts Monday. The new set, which has been under construction for several months, features a new weather center and several new high definition monitors (photos above).

The station also gets a new control room, new production software and high definition graphics as part of the upgrade. Video editors and photographers are training on new cameras and editing gear as part of the transition.

After the jump, video of the first newscast from the new set. Read more

Alaska CBS Affiliate Debuts New Station

KTVA-newsroomAfter starting work last January, Anchorage, AK, CBS affiliate KTVA has debuted its new station.

“It’s more than a testament to modern engineering it really is a promise kept by the new owners to take KTVA to an entirely new level,” said John Tracy, consultant for parent company GCI. “In the end, it’s going to be good for journalism, it’s going to be good for competition and it’s going to be good for Alaskans.”

According to the station, new owners Denali Media doubled the staff to occupy the 17,000 square feet of office space on the second floor of the East Anchorage building housing the Anchorage Daily News.

The building also features a 3,000 square foot studio that was custom made by Devlin Design Group. Read more

Hawaii’s KHON Debuts New HD Set, Graphics

khon hd logoHonolulu Fox affiliate KHON debuted a new look and HD newscasts this week, Newscast Studio reports.

The new look includes a new set and an upgrade to the infrastructure of the station. It also includes a new logo and animated graphics package. The entire project took about seven months.

“We wanted to have an on-air design that truly reflected the professional hardworking journalists in our newsroom and our commitment to the local community,” KHON general manager Kristina Lockwood said. “We wanted to share our multi-platform approach and make our viewers feel really connected to our team.”

Dallas CBS Station Unveils New Set

ktvt_set_1Dallas CBS owned station KTVT debuted its new set this week.

Here are the specs from KTVT:

-Most of the surface area of the set is comprised of backlit graphics framed by headers that seem to float in midair without a visible means of support.
-There is an estimated eighth of a mile of LED light strips which can change color.
-The center wall in the anchor area features a custom-built, six-roller, automated graphics display system. Roughly 19 feet wide, it weighs over half a ton, and is concealed in a 5-1/2 inch space, so it won’t cast shadows on the backlit graphics.
-This set also incorporates a rear projection display unit with a 128-inch (diagonal) display measurement. This unit uses a high-powered projector in conjunction with a mirror bounce assembly to obtain the proper projection distance in a space that would otherwise be insufficient.
-The set is 12’ tall, with an extra-tall 10’ green screen (most are 8’).

You can see a small gallery of set shots after the jump. Read more

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