Sky News debuts ‘glass box’ studio in new broadcasting center

Sky News ushered in a major change Monday with the launch of its flagship home in Osterley, a suburb to the west of London.

The move radically revamps Sky’s on-air look with a clean and minimal studio from Jago Design, leaving behind the network’s former newsroom space which has been on-air since 2005.

Dubbed the “glass box,” Studio 21 is located in the atrium of Sky Central, a mixed-use office building that includes some of Sky News operations. This unique placement provides a windowed vantage into the office complex, which also includes a minimal and green design.

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Studio 21, or the “glass box” during its initial broadcast.

Inside the studio, multiple ceiling-mounted robotic cameras are present, allowing a variety of shots and jibs to create a flowing presentation.

Three of the four walls feature large, unobstructed glass panels, with a LED screen on the fourth. Light wood flooring and minimal coloration connect the space to the larger building, with backlit panels around the desk and video wall.

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The sets desk uses a square shape to allow for multiple presenters and guests, also changing height for different newscasts.

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A large ticker wraps around the outside of the box, which is synced to the on-air ticker. Additional cameras are located in the atrium for additional angles.

Sky News Studio 21

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The studio debuted during the 11 a.m. hour with presenters Jayne Secker and Colin Brazier at the helm.

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  • Gavin

    Overhanging Teleprompter’s nice.