CNBC continues set makeover

This week CNBC took the wraps off more set design changes.

Along with its changes in June 2010 to most of the main CNBC set and a revamped London studio, the newly unveiled set elements include a new large rotating desk used for most dayside programs and a modern background. Many elements were introduced last year and built upon with these changes.

We wonder if the new desk was originally part of this project or later added, as a new desk was unveiled in June 2010. By comparison, it looked very cheap. The new desk looks very sleek and fits the rest of the new look.

TVNewser writes, “The new studio has 46 LCD monitors — all 46? — and 118,000 individual LEDs in light boxes to derive the colors. Fastook says technology allows CNBC to light only the portion of the studios that are being used at a certain time, cutting down the use of energy by more than half.”

Overall, this project was a phased project with the only real noticeable changes this time being the new larger desk and the curved structure shown in the first picture. It’s interesting CNBC didn’t complete the change all at once. As we noted last year, “The Strategy Session” still looks cheap. The new parts though look nice.

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