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Set Design

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]

Charlotte NBC-Affiliate Unveils New Set

Charlotte NBC-affiliate WCNC unveiled a brand-new set this week.

“We’re still getting used to the new digs out here,” anchor Ira Cronin said during WCNC’s morning newscast on Wednesday. “[Meteorologist] Larry [Sprinkle] went to the wrong place in the studio this morning trying to find the weather wall.” Read more

KWGN Debuts New Set Inside Newsroom

“We have a brand-new set,” KDVR-KWGN anchor Deborah Takahara announced on Monday, during KWGN’s 7 p.m. newscast. “[It] really embodies our station, our brand, and our image: ‘Colorado’s Own.’”

“Yeah, it looks like a ski lodge around here,” added Jeremy Hubbard, Takahara’s co-anchor, alluding to the new set’s rustic stone pillars and homey accents. Read more

WRTV Opening Street-Level Studio in Downtown Indianapolis

WRTV now has what no other station in Indianapolis has: a permanent street-level studio.

The ABC-affiliate announced today plans to open a permanent, glass-enclosed studio in downtown Indianapolis.

The space, located on Monument Circle in the center of the city, is in the Emmis Communications building, the home of local news/talk radio station WIBC.  Last November, WRTV and WIBC launched a news-gathering partnership.

“We are very pleased to take our partnership with WIBC to the next level,” WRTV vice president and general manager Larry Blackerby said, announcing the plans for the studio. Read more

WHP Transitions to HD with New Studio

WHP, the CBS-affiliate in Harrisburg, PA, has made the switch to high definition and unveiled a brand-new set.

The new space, designed by Devlin Design Group, features an expansive video wall consisting of six 50-inch monitors that can either display one image or a series of images.

“Viewer feedback has been wonderful,” WHP vice president and general manager Holly Steuart said of the station’s new HD look. Read more

WNBC (Finally) Unveils New Studio

WNBC is “soft-launching” its new studio this week.

After months of planning and construction, the WNBC news team finally began working out of the new studio last Saturday.  The space, which includes an 82-inch interactive touchscreen and an integrated weather center, is located just down the hall from NBC’s “Nightly News” set at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Read more

In Mobile, WPMI and WALA Upgrade to HD

Two stations in the Mobile-Pensacola market debuted new high-definition studios this week.

Fox-affiliate WALA produced the station’s first HD broadcast for Saturday’s 9 p.m. news, anchored by Renee Dials and weathercaster Matt Barrentine. WALA’s newscasts have originated from a temporary set since last month.

NBC-affiliate WPMI also debuted its new set, designed by Devlin Design Group, over the weekend. The redesign included a compete overhaul of the weather system, as well as the addition of several monitors behind the anchor desk.

Video of both new HD studios is after the jump. Read more

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