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Set Design

Springfield’s WICS Debuts High Definition Set

WICS, Sinclair’s ABC affiliate in Springfield, Ill., has debuted a new high definition set designed by Devlin Design Group.

“Our goal was to have a new set that would not only replace our current look with a more modern and visually exciting location for our newscasts, but also to provide us with more options for presenting local news in new and exciting ways,” WICS news director Katie Faye said in a statement.

More pictures after the jump. Read more

WWL in New Orleans Unveils New Set

Viewers of WWL in New Orleans may have noticed a new look to the station.  The Belo owned CBS affiliate has a new set designed by FX Design Group.

In keeping with the sets FX Design Group built for CBS O&O WCCO in Minneapolis and CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, WWL’s new set makes use of windows, brick, and frosted plexiglass to add depth.

The station has a gallery of photos showing the anchors rehearsing on the set [click here to view], plus a 360 interactive video walk through [click here to view].  After the jump you can see a few images from Newscast Studio’s website Read more

New News Sets in Greenville, NC and Bakersfield, CA

Station owners and GMs continue to open their wallets for new news sets. The latest at Scripps-owned KERO-TV (ABC) in Bakersfield (upper left) and Media General-owned WNCT (CBS) in Greenville, NC (upper right).

NewscastStudio reports the KERO set is similar to Scripps’ KJRH-TV in Tulsa. KERO was one of the stations added to the Scripps portfolio when McGraw-Hill got out of the TV business late last year.

NewscastStudio says the new set at WNCT is designed around the stations new graphic look and “features a large anchor desk and working weather center.”

But it’s pretty clear that blues and browns are still the color of choice for TV news sets.

Columbus’ WBNS Unveils New Set

WBNS, the CBS affiliate for Columbus revealed their new set yesterday.

Designed by FX Design Group, the set shows off the use of brick and wood in various textures.  The station posted pictures of the new look to its website.  You can click here to see the slideshow.  Newscast Studio has also posted a series of photos as well as a short review.  Click here to view.

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WCHS Transitions to HD With New Studio

WCHS, the ABC affiliate in Charleston, W.Va, debuted a new high-definition set designed by Devlin Design Group on Saturday. New features include a rear projection screen and a large video wall, as well as a rolling kiosk that can be used in all areas of the set.

“The new set is an obvious point of difference when compared to our competition; it elevates our people and our product to the next level,” news director Matt Snyder said in a statement. When someone tunes in to sample what local news looks in this market, the choice is clear.” More pictures inside… Read more

KDVR’s Morning Newscast Debuts a New Set

Denver Fox-affiliate KDVR debuted a new set (pictured above) for its morning newscast this week.

The new set was designed by the FX Design Group. More pictures are after the jump. [h/t Newscast Studio] Read more

WSFA Building a New Studio in Montgomery

WSFA is building a new studio that overlooks downtown Montgomery and the Alabama Capitol building (pictured).

Construction on the new facility is set to begin immediately and be completed by early October. The NBC-affiliate’s new home will feature two studio cameras, as well as outside cameras and cabling for live shots from outside the building.

“This is an amazing opportunity to get our anchors and reporters outside the four walls of a traditional studio,” news director Scott Duff said in a statement. “Anytime you can inject a beautiful backdrop to TV news it adds vibrancy to the broadcast. The possibilities are endless and having a downtown presence will enhance all we do at WSFA 12 News.” Video after the jump… Read more

A New Studio for Univision’s WXTV

WXTV, the Univision station in New York, officially introduces a brand-new high definition set (pictured above) on the evening newscast tonight.

The set, designed by Sabca Productions, features separate areas for the morning and evening newscasts, as well as a weather center and sports center. More pictures inside… Read more

Dayton’s WDTN Launches HD Newscasts

WDTN, the NBC-affiliate in Dayton, is launching high-definition newscasts this weekend.

“We are extremely excited to give the viewers of 2 NEWS what they’ve been asking for,” news director Steve Diorio said in a statement. “This is a multi-million dollar investment into our news product that demonstrates our commitment to local news and weather in Dayton and the Miami Valley.” Read more

WTVJ Debuts Brand-New Set, Graphics Package

WTVJ debuted a brand-new set and graphics package this week that brings the station’s look more in line with other NBC properties (video above).

The new set, which pairs shiny surfaces and right angles with plenty of blue, is the work of Clickspring Design, the firm responsible for the set design of NBC shows like “Nightly News” and “Meet the Press,” and a handful of NBC O&Os, including WNBC in New York. NBC ArtWorks did the graphics package.

As part of the makeover, the Miami station is now calling itself “NBC 6 South Florida.” [h/t SFLTV]

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