Richmond’s 8 News updates with flexible set design

Media General’s 8 News Richmond, WRIC-TV, completely revamped its on-air look Monday with the launch of a new set, news music package, logo and graphics package.

The set design, from FX Design Group, is a large upgrade for the station, who temporarily broadcasted from the newsroom while work was completed on the changeover. With three video walls and multiple color-changing backlit elements, the set can transform for various dayparts and shows.

Birdseye view of the studio from FX Design Group.

Birdseye view of the studio from FX Design Group.

The sets anchor desk mixes two backlit elements with a branded front, seating four anchors and reporters. Behind, a 3×3 video wall is present along with a backlit wall. Gold and grey paneling with cove lighting is layered to separate the anchor area from the adjacent weather center, which features a large desk that matches the anchor area.

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A frosted station logo brands the space with a large monitor and work area behind. To the left, a logo graphic and 3×3 monitor wall is present, utilized mainly for weather and sports.

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The right side of the set includes the third monitor wall with a backlit station logo and interconnected gold frame, wrapped by a backlit wall. A single monitor on stand rounds up the design, which also includes subtle lighting in the sets header.

The overall design from FX provides multiple storytelling venues and a unique look for the market, creating an inviting and warm space.

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Along with the set upgrade, WRIC-TV’s new graphic look provides a clean and modern change with “Guardian” from Stephen Arnold Music as the new music.

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