Seattle NBC debuts streetside studio

By Jacob Billingsley

Tegna’s KING-TV moved into its new broadcast center in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle over the weekend.

The station now calls the Home Plate Center home, which is located across the street from Safeco Field and the Seattle Mariners.

Part of the upgrade for KING-TV was a new studio, which includes a 360 degree shooting space and windows looking towards the stadium.

The set was designed by Jack Morton PDG’s Joe Lamberta, with fabrication by blackwalnut and lighting by Bill Holshevnikov.

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A large anchor desk provides flexibility, as talent can sit around it in a variety of configurations to give different backgrounds on air. The main background, comprised of a 3×1 vertical monitor wall, provides a view of Seattle.

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A blue graphic pattern connects monitors on the left and right, including a 3×3 monitor wall. Lighting changes colors from orange to blue during the day, depending on the newscast.

The set also includes an 84″ Microsoft Surface Hub, a collaboration device featuring a 4k touchscreen display.

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